so i went all the way up to round rock with the oboe to sam bass music to have it adjusted — and then of course it played fine in front of the guy. but he did notice there was a springy thing popped out of its position so he moved that. when i mentioned i’d come from south austin he told me that alan franklin at strait music on 290 (soooooo much closer to me) does very fine work and can be trusted with your instrument — but you can’t just go into strait and leave it, you have to ask for him in particular. much as i appreciated the guy at sam bass, at least there’s no need to go north into williamson county after all, as long as i can go to alan at strait. williamson county scares me — there, i’ve said it.