Brass Instrument Servicing

Brass Instrument Repairs and Servicing in SheffieldSouth Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

The servicing of a brass instrument includes:

  • Stripping down the instrument to remove any corrosion in valve casings and ports
  • Descaling slides either chemically or mechanically as appropriate
  • Cleansing in an ultrasonic cleaning tank*
  • Polishing and cleaning of slide legs, valves and casings as required
  • Lapping in any sluggish valves
  • Replacement of any corks, felts, springs and guides at cost of the parts
  • Our ultrasonic cleaning tank uses ultrasound in water, or an appropriate solvent and creates millions of tiny, controlled bubble explosions to deep clean your instruments. It is a safe, thorough cleaning technology, which reaches all the nooks and crannies inaccessible through manual cleaning methods. It is ideal for cleansing valves and valve casings and effectively removes any lapping compound.

Once the servicing is complete, the brass instrument is lubricated, reassembled and test played to ensure it is in working order.

Price will be given on application for full overhaul or lacquering, as my polishing, re-lacquering and silver plating service is outsourced.

* Smaller instruments will be placed in the tank but, due to its space limitations, separate components of larger instruments will be cleansed individually.

Brass Instrument Repair

Cornet service from £50
Valves only from £35
Trumpet service from £50
Valves only from £35
French horn service (3 valve student)
Solid link arm £50
French horn 4 valve - solid link arm from £70
Extra £15 for re-string
Tenor horn service from £60
Valves only from £35
Baritone horn service £70
Valves only from £35
Euphonium 3 valve service from £80
Valves only from £35
Euphonium 4 valve service £85
​Valves only from £40
Trombone service from £30 Bass service from £100

I have more than 33 years' trade expertise as a brass and woodwind instrument repair specialist, so you can be assured that all repairs and adjustments will be completed to a high standard, ensuring your musical instrument is restored to working order. It's my aim to take the hassle out of repairing and maintaining your instrument, allowing you to enjoy playing again as soon as possible.

If you are based in Doncaster or surrounding areas and would like to discuss your brass instrument repair in depth, why not get in touch with me today?