Exhibitor Spotlight: The Slide Doctor

Is your slide sluggish when it could be lightning fast? If so, it could negatively affect your playing.

A setup from the Slide Doctor includes, but is not limited to:

Removing oxidation and contaminants from the inside of the outer tubes
Checking the slide geometry, making adjustments to make sure the tubes are properly aligned
Ensuring that the tubes are perfectly round and dent free
Straightening the tubes
Applying polymer sealant to reduce friction

Follow the lead of some of the world’s finest trombonists with a Slide Setup by the Slide Doctor.

Questions?  Email us at: ray@slidedr.com 

Ray Splawn

Ray Splawn

We are delighted to introduce Ray Splawn as the Slide Doctor. Ray is a professional trombonist, who studied with Bill Hill at Georgia State University and who continues to freelance in the Atlanta area.

Ray has done an apprenticeship in the Slide Dr. shop for five years and has now taken ownership of the business. He not only is a highly skilled technician, he has an excellent engineering mind and understands how to make slides function at the upper limits of the technology of the tubes. He also understands our philosophy that no slide is returned until it is the best that we can make it given the quality of the components we have at hand. As always, the Slide Dr. guarantee is complete satisfaction, or we will do whatever is necessary to try to make the slide function properly at no additional cost for labor.

We hope that you will stop by the shop, when you are in the North Georgia area, have your slide setup done and meet Ray.

The Slide Doctor, LLC
Ray Splawn
5290 Dunroven Way
Dawsonville, GA  30534

(770) 888-4111