Repair Services

Below is a list of indicative prices for some simple repairs and some standard overhaul options. Please contact me for a free quotation. Whilst I will always give as accurate an estimate as I can, it is not always straightforward to foresee the full extent of work required in advance. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss the likely costs and my intended approach to fulfilling your requirements.

Instrument Service Description Price (from)
All Simple solder £12.00
Trumpet/Cornet Full Overhaul £40.00
All Stuck Mouthpiece £10.00
Trombone Full Overhaul £50.00
French Horn Full Overhaul £65.00
Trumpet/Cornet Valve Overhaul £25.00
Trumpet/Cornet Tuning Slide Overhaul £25.00
All Dent work £15.00
All Bell crease £20.00
Euphonium Full Overhaul £65.00
Tuba Full Overhaul £100.00

Full Overhaul

Valve and Tuning Slide overhaul, wash and brush out, minor dent removal, new water key springs and corks as necessary.

Valve Overhaul

Clean and lap (mild abrasive polishing for smoother action) all valves, replace springs, felts and pearls as necessary.

Tuning Slide Overhaul

Release (if required), lap (mild abrasive polishing for smoother action), polish and lubricate all slides.

Minimum Charge: £15.00

Extras

Timescale

I prioritise work on a first come first served basis and will endeavour to keep you informed of progress against my predicted timescale. I am happy to tackle emergency repairs at short notice.

Collection and Returns

I will happily collect and return your instrument for a modest fee, agreed in advance.

Case Repair

If your instrument case needs attention, I will be pleased to try and mend it for you, or supply a suitable replacement if you prefer.


Testimonials

Thank you for repairing my crumpled Conn88H. I was worried how well it could be repaired, but am very happy with the result. Overhaul is great - slide action improved, valve in much better condition. Done in excellent time, at a very reasonable price

Chris Gemmell
Trombone - National Youth Wind Orchestra and Northants County Wind Band

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Thanks for sorting the Trombone out so quickly! I am really impressed with your work on the bell & in removing dents, freeing tuning slides, sorting the slide & fixing joints – brilliant job. I will certainly be passing on your details to colleagues.

Jon Lloyd
Freelance professional trombonist and trombone tutor for Northants Music & Performing Arts Service

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My trumpet is blowing beautifully since you serviced it, the valves have never been better.

Peter Smalley
Chief Executive Northants Music & PA Trust

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Thanks for your excellent work on my trumpet, Paul - it is amazing how much better you feel about an instrument that is not bent. Valves [are] good [now], too!

Martyn Lewington
Freelance professional trumpet player

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Paul did great work on my students trumpets - he was fast and efficient

James Stretton
Virtuoso Multi Brass Instrumentalist, www.orichalcum-worldofbrass.com