Brass instruments require consistent maintenance in order to work properly. Aside from damages that can occur, the valves and slides are particularly sensitive to the build up of debris or corrosion.
We recommend that you have your brass instrument acid bathed at least every one to two years to prevent damaging your instrument. The acid will gently loosen a large portion of the build up inside your instrument, and we use brass and nylon brushes with our unique recipe of pumice based soap to clean the rest. The valve casings and slides will be polished and your instrument will feel like a new instrument.
Our brass repair shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. We have two full time brass repair technicians on staff – Andrew Davies and Jeff Willis. We strive to have the fastest turn around time in the area for repairs – most repairs can be accomplished within a day or two. There is no need to phone ahead or to schedule an appointment for most repairs – however if you know that your instrument is going to need a lot of work it might be worth calling ahead.
All repair estimates are free of charge. We provide an estimate that covers all play condition related issues.
Summary of services offered:
Customization (brace modification, 3rd slide rod extensions, etc)