Re: Solid Brass woes.
If you're not comfortable trying the repair yourself, take it by a local plumbing shop, and ask them to sillfoss, or silver solder, the leaks. You may have to leave it there a day, but it should only cost $25 to $40, and they'll do it right. Or hit craigslist and call one of the plumbers that adv there, they are usually very inexpensive.
Good luck, my friend!