some bands come pretty much done, others just need a little buffing. I don't use them. I usually use antler or some wood that will accent the call. I never sent anything to laser but I assume if you google it you will probably find hundreds of places to send them.
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Scott, all bands from echo come roughed up. I like to cut my own bands. Get a piece of pipe from a home improvement store or hardware store. Online metals is another place to order from. (I've never used them though) I've cut bands out of aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless. My method is to cut the band off and clean up one edge. Scratch up the inside and cut glue grooves on your tenon on the call. Make it a tight fit. I use only JB weld to hold on my bands. Press the band on the call and let the JB weld set up. Once it has dried I turn and sand the call and band all at once. While sanding the heat can break the bond if you let it get too hot. Also the dust can bleed over onto lighter colored woods.