What we do

 

Brass Instrument Repair

The brass instrument repair service covers everything from checkover to servicing and full overhauls from fitting a waterkey stopper, to full strip downs/rebuilds, dent repair work, valve and slide servicing, French horn rotary valve stringing, patch making and fitting, silverplate touch ups and repairs.

 

I also overhaul/restore vintage and antique instruments and make and fit parts that cannot be found for older or obsolete instruments.

 

Custom work is also done and can range from altering a mouthpiece to moving a brace on a trombone handslide to suit the player. 

Advice also given on valve oils, slide oils/greases and general brass instrument cleaning and maintenance.

 

Woodwind Repairs

The woodwind repair service includes the full range of repairs from –

CHECKOVER -inspect the instrument and carry out work where necessary to bring the instrument to playing order.

SERVICE — full instrument stripdown,replace pads/springs where needed,fit regulating cork,clean and lubricate keys,rods and screws,reassemble and regulate to playing order.

OVERHAUL — full instrument stripdown,fit all new pads,corks and springs,clean and lubricate keys,rods and screws,reassemble and regulate to playing order.

Other work includes,dent repair on metal bodied instruments,straightening bent keys,soldering broken keys,tenon reducing and expanding,soft and silver soldering,silverplate repairs/touch-ups,and parts made and fitted for older or obsolete instrument models.