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  • General Repairs

    If it can't wait. We'll get you fixed up and back to the gig.
    • General Repairs
      Dents, broken solder joints, balky valves, etc. When you arrive we'll evaluate your instrument. Minor repairs will be done the same day. If we can't repair it while you're here we'll schedule a pick up time or arrange to ship your instrument back to you.

  • Trumpet Service

    • Trumpet Chem\Ultrasonic Cleaning
      Your instrument is completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.  We remove old oil and grease as well as calcium carbonate and copper carbonate deposits using a combination of chemical and ultrasonic processes. Your instrument is then reassembled, re-lubricated, slides are aligned for smooth action, and play tested. Springs are inspected and replaced if necessary. Regular chemical cleaning greatly retards the process of de-zincification ('red rot") and can double the life of your instrument.
    • Precision Valve Alignment
      Your valve alignment is carefully measured, charted out, and adjusted to be as perfect as designed. Valve stroke (both up and down) is adjusted by machining and/or installation of our custom-made washers that are resistant to compressing (such as the standard valve felts). A record of your alignment is kept on file so that we can return the instrument to perfect alignment in the future or if a replacement set of valve washers is needed in the future.
    • Blueprinting
      A comprehensive charting of your trumpet from mouthpiece receiver to bell flare, Blueprinting is unique to every instrument. Jim Becker our trumpet specialist will check all the little things that may have been overlooked in manufacturing including valve alignment, roundness of the bell bow, sloppy solder joints, mis-aligned tubes, etc. The corrections he makes will raise your instrument to the best it can be as it was originally designed.  The cost of blueprinting is determined by the amount of work needed to bring your trumpet to its optimum. Jim Becker inspects each horn as they come into the shop and contacts the customer with the results of his comprehensive inspection and will work with the you to make your trumpet the best it can be.
    • Add-on Chem\Ultra Clean
      Add a Chem\Ultra Clean to a Precision Valve Alignment or Blueprinting Service for a reduced price of $100
    • Trumpet Valve Rebuild (set of 3)
      Rebuild and refit a set of three trumpet pistons. Includes honing of pistons and casings, heavy nickel plate, replacement of corks felts, and springs (if needed). A full chemical/Ultrasonic cleaning is included with this service.
    • Install Mouthpipe or Bell
      We can fit and install bells and mouthpipes on most trumpets. We can supply requested parts for you, or install parts supplied by you. 
    • Vent Valve-Trumpet
      When you re-position a slide without depressing the valve the pressure differential creates a puff of air that can disrupt your embouchure. Drilling a small hole in the piston allows the pressure in the slide to equalize. 
  • Horn Service

    • Horn Chem/Ultrasonic Cleaning
      Your instrument is completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.  We remove old oil and grease as well as calcium carbonate and copper carbonate deposits using a combination of chemical and/or ultrasonic processes. Your instrument is then reassembled, lubricated, tuning slide legs are adjusted for smooth action, strung, and play tested. Springs are inspected and replaced if necessary. Regular chemical cleanings greatly retards the process of de-zincification ("red rot" or pink spots) and can double the life of the instrument. 
    • Complete Valve Service-Horn
      A complete mechanical tune-up for your horn. If your valves "klick-klack", this is a service that will help. We chemically clean the instrument, adjust the bearings for fast, silent action, machine out any end or side-to-side valve play, replace the rotor stops, springs (if needed), and restring. Slides are adjusted for tightness and optimal action. 
    • Rotary Valve Rebuild (set of 4)
      Rebuild and refit of each rotor valve of a french horn. Includes honing of casings, build up of the existing rotors, heavy nickel plate finish, all bearing (mechanical) work, new valve stops, strings, and springs. A full chemical/Ultrasonic cleaning is included with this service.
    • Screw Bell Conversion
      We will detach the fixed bell of your horn, remove any major dents, and install your choice of an Alexander or Engelbert Schmid bell ring. On lacquered horns we will re-lacquer the bell. 
    • Drill Oil Ports
      We drill oiling holes in the rotor bearing so that you can get oil into this vital area. Most sticking valves are caused by a buildup of corrosion in the top bearing caused by inadequate lubrication.
    • Install Rotor Stops-Horn
      We install our special synthetic rubber bumpers in your choice of hardness and align and restring your valves. Our bumpers are impervious to oil and will not split or deteriorate with use. They won't need any further attention for four or five years.
    • Hand Rest/Finger Hook Installation
      Install a handrest or fingerhook of your choosing. We stock a few different kinds of adjustable rests to facilitate easier holding of your french horn.
    • Turn Down Stop Arms
      Reducing the diameter of the stop arms results in a markedly faster valve action.
  • Trombone Service

    • Trombone Slide Service
      A complete tune up for your slide. We chem clean, remove dents in slide tubes, and straighten and align. Your slide will be quick and even, top to bottom.
    • Trombone Valve Cleaning
      We will chemically clean any bell section with a traditional or upgraded valve. We remove old oil and grease as well as calcium carbonate and copper carbonate deposits using a combination of chemical and/or ultrasonic processes. Your bell section is then reassembled, lubricated, tuning slide legs are adjusted for smooth action, strung (if string action), and play tested. Springs are inspected and replaced if necessary. Regular chemical cleanings greatly retards the process of de-zincification ("red rot" or pink spots) and can double the life of the instrument. 
    • Complete Valve Service-Trombone
      We chem clean your valve section, adjust the bearings for fast, silent action, replace the rotor stops, spring (if needed), and restring or adjust your mechanical linkage. 
    • Open Rotor Port
      The ports in the rotors of many trombones are undersized. This causes a restriction in the air flow that can cause the F attachment to feel stuffy and unresponsive. Opening up the ports in the rotor to full size can make a dramatic improvement in the playing qualities of your horn.
    • Mini-bal Links-Trombone
      Modern Mini-Bal links are silent, fast, require no adjustment and almost no maintenance. Older mechanical linkage trombones as well as newer instruments with inferior Chinese linkage parts can benefit from our German-made precision linkages.
  • Mouthpiece

  • Tuba/Euph Service

    • Chem Clean Rotary or Piston Tuba
      Your instrument is completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.  We remove old oil and grease as well as calcium carbonate and copper carbonate deposits using a combination of chemical and/or ultrasonic processes. Your instrument is then reassembled, lubricated, tuning slide legs are adjusted for smooth action, and play tested. Springs are inspected and replaced if necessary. Regular chemical cleanings greatly retards the process of de-zincification ("red rot" or pink spots) and can double the life of the instrument. 
    • Chem Clean Euphonium
      Your instrument is completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.  We remove old oil and grease as well as calcium carbonate and copper carbonate deposits using a combination of chemical and/or ultrasonic processes. Your instrument is then reassembled, lubricated, tuning slide legs are adjusted for smooth action, and play tested. Springs are inspected and replaced if necessary. Regular chemical cleanings greatly retards the process of de-zincification ("red rot" or pink spots) and can double the life of the instrument. 
    • Complete Valve Service-Tuba
      A complete mechanical tune-up. We chem clean your tuba, adjust the bearings for fast, silent action, and replace the rotor stops and springs, if needed. Slides are adjusted for tightness and optimal action.
    • Install Rotor Stops-Tuba
      We install our special synthetic rubber bumpers and align and restring your valves. Our bumpers are impervious to oil and will not split or deteriorate with use. They won't need any further attention for two to three years.
    • Vent Tuba Piston Valve
      When you reposition a slide without depressing the valve the pressure differential creates a puff of air that can disrupt your embouchure. Drilling a small hole in the valve casing allows the pressure in the slide to equalize. It does not affect the tightness of the valve.
    • Mini-bal Valve Linkages-Tuba
      Modern Mini-Bal ball & socket links are silent, fast, require no adjustment and almost no maintenance. Older tubas as well as newer instruments with inferior imitation linkage parts can benefit from our German-made precision linkages.

Contact

Location

77 Powdermill Rd., Acton, MA, 01720

Hours

Mon10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-2:00 PM