Below you will find a description and pricing for common repairs on brass instruments. All work is done either on-site or at our home shop.
For any work not listed or when combining multiple jobs, our shop rate is $60/hour. The shop rate for professional instruments is $85/hour.
We offer custom modifications. From slide reversals, to part fabrication, to custom conversions, if you want it, we can do it.
All work is guaranteed for 6 months.
Less common instruments not listed here such as piccolo trumpets, alto horns, bass trombones, etc. will be estimated upon inspection.
**SCHOOL ACCOUNTS receive a 25% DISCOUNT from the pricing listed below**
Brasswind job descriptions
Instrument is completely disassembled and chemically cleaned. Stuck slides are pulled. Instrument is greased and reassembled. Necessary corks and/or felts are replaced. Rotor valves are restrung. Instrument is play tested. Case is cleaned
Includes all of the services of the Chemclean 1 plus: minor accessible dents are removed, ALL corks and felts are replaced, piston/slide alignment, and severely frozen slides are removed. Case is cleaned.
Old lacquer is removed, instrument is disassembled and cleaned, slides and crooks are aligned, all dents are removed, valve casings are trued, pistons/rotors are honed and fit, precision valve alignment, and necessary solder points. Instrument is buffed, relacquered, reassembled, compression tested, and playtested.
*Add 50% for silver instruments
** Prices vary depending upon size and key of instrument
Other Brass work
Pull stuck mouthpiece: Free
Replace waterkey spring 15
Pull stuck slide 15
Soft Solder point: 15
Silver solder 30
Solder ferrule 30
3 soft solder points or more 10 each
Brace replacement 25 + parts
Valve repair 30
Casing repair 30
Valve lap 40
Restring rotor valve 15 each/30 for 3
Accessible Dent removal 15 and up
Major dent work by estimate
Waterkey replacement 20 + parts
Trombone slide alignment 40 – 60
Repairing crushed trombone crook 60 + slide alignment (when necessary)
Trombone slide crook replacement 50+ parts
Spot buffing and relaquering 20 – 50
Rethread valve casing 30