We offer several levels of service for your trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone, or tuba, including everything from playing condition repairs to complete overhauls.
Cleaning your brass instrument is cosmetically attractive but is also important to prevent the buildup of dirt, tarnish, and gunk. We use an environmentally safe but effective solution to clean your instrument, inside and out.
As part of the cleaning procedure, tarnish is removed from your instrument. For a brilliant, like-new appearance, we can polish your silver-plated instrument.
Oiling and lubricating all moving parts is an important step in servicing your instrument. Valves, slides, top and bottom caps, water keys - if it moves, we lubricate it. We use the correct lubricants for each part of your instrument for the best action of each moving part.
Valves and slides are checked for alignment and adjusted as needed. Rotary valve strings, linkages, and bumpers are meticulously regulated for flawless response. Felt bumpers and corks are replaced as needed.
Minor, reachable dents are removed as part of your instrument's repair. We have a broad selection of dent removal equipment and can remove dents from anywhere on your brass instrument. Some hard-to-reach dents, such as in low brass branches, can be removed quickly and inexpensively with the magnetic dent tools we have in our shop.
We also have a full range of soldering equipment, so we can repair anything from a loose brace to a split seam that needs silver soldering.
With our attention to detail and precise workmanship, your brass instrument will play effortlessly and stay that way. Contact us today to get started!
We refit loose tuning slides; all four tubes are made clean, straight, dent-free, round, and parallel, with a consistent diameter. Then we fit each pair of tubes for the right feel for the slide’s application.
Stuck mouthpiece? Read this BEFORE grabbing those pliers! One of the most common issues with brass instruments is a stuck mouthpiece. Often this is caused by carelessness on the part of the player, especially with student musicians.