With more than 39 years bench experience as an in-house repair facility, founder and owner Steve Bockus considers band instrument repair to be a largest part of his business -- not just a side line. As the only instrument repair shop in the immediate area, the turn around time on most repairs is two to three days or less. It is recommended that instruments be serviced each year to maintain optimal playing condition and your instrument will play better and last longer.
Woodwind repairs may include head cork, tenon cork, neck cork, or key cork replacement; pad replacement from one pad to a complete repad; spring replacement; bent or sticking keys; loose posts or rings; adjusting or regulating the action; grafting tenons or receivers; tone hole work; pinning and filling cracks in ww bodies.
Brass repairs may include stuck mouthpieces or slides; valve or valve casing repair; straightening or alligning trombone hand slides; adjusting valves; restringing rotary valves; soft soldering; silver soldering; dent removal; spot lacquering; complete factory restoration.
We repair cases and also sell replacement cases. We appraise instruments for insurance purposes.
While it is possible to give a "ball park" estimate as to the cost of a repair over the telephone, it is always advisable to bring the instrument in for examination. That way a more accurate estimate can be given.
Repair * Restoration * Customization
The Brass & Woodwind Shop is a repair shop specializing in maintenance, repair, restoration, and customization of brass and woodwind instruments. We understand that a musical instrument is an extension of the player - a tool for expression. It is our mission to provide excellent work using quality materials in a timely manner. Our goal is an instrument that performs at its optimum, is aesthetically pleasing, and instills confidence in the player. Whether you are a beginner, a member of a marching band, a college student, church musician, a hobbyist or professional, the same attention to detail is employed with every instrument that comes across our bench.
The many services we offer include pad and cork replacement for all woodwind instruments, cleaning and polishing, tone hole and crack repair, solders and dent removal, valve and slide repair, trombone slide treatment and alignment, and case repair. We invite you to call or come by and talk to us. We offer consultations, appraisals, and accurate quotes on the work requested. Most of all, we treat our clients and their instruments with respect.
We Offer School Band Rentals!
In partnership with Music & Arts, we are able to provide the educator-approved, quality instruments your students needs and our great service-all at an affordable rate!