I recommend this shop to anyone in need of instrument work. Cellist Kyra Saltman suggested I take my sick cello to this Adams/Wabash shop instead of to the usual suspects in the Fine Arts Building, and I’m glad I did.
Symptoms were: Stuffiness. Choked sound. Lack of projection. Too-high string action.
Michael from the shop adjusted the bridge (lowering the string action) and loosened the soundpost, which had become too tight. Free of charge. With no-bs explanation of what he was doing.
A healthy buzzing-growl did indeed return to the body of the cello, and the open strings once again reverberate inside the cello and project outwards for like ten seconds after I play them, instead of the zero seconds of reverberation they had before. Sympathetic vibration is also back with a vengeance.
Darnton and Hersh Fine Violins