Brass

 

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

 

Chemclean 1:
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

Chemclean 2:
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.

Relacquer:

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.

 

Instrument

Chemclean 1*

Chemclean 2*

Relacquer

Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn

50

80

 400

Trombone/Mellophone

50

80

 400

Trombone w/F attachment

60

95

 450

3-valve baritone

70

110

 500

4-valve euphonium

100

130

 650

Single French horn

70

120

 690

Double French horn

90

140

 775

Sousaphone valve section only

90

140

 650

Tuba/Sousaphone**

120 – 180

150 – 225

 850 – 1,600

 

*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