Brass instrument servicing and repair price guide. 

‘SERVICING’

Servicing includes strip down of your instrument to each component part, deep clean and descale, rebuild and lubricate.’ 

Cornet/Trumpet/Flugel horn Price excluding VAT
Standard service  from £45
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £70
Tenor horn
Standard service  from £65
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £90
3 valve Euphonium or Baritone horn
Standard service  from £75
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £100
4 valve Euphonium or Baritone horn
Standard service  from £85
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £110
3 valve Tuba
Standard service  from £105
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £130
4 valve Tuba
Standard service  from £115
Service plus new phosphor bronze valve springs; New soft stops; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £145
3 valve French horn
Standard service  from £65
Service plus new neoprene stops and fine alignment; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £80
4 valve French horn
Standard service  from £105
Service plus new neoprene stops and fine alignment; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £190
Trombone
Service  from £60
Trombones with triggers
Single rotor: Service plus new neoprene stops and fine alignment; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £90
Double rotor: Service plus new neoprene stops and fine alignment; Hand finishing of valves with diamond paste  from £120

IMPORTANT NOTE.

Servicing is not repairing.  A service does not include repairs such as severely stuck slide removal, damaged valves, broken solder joints, dent work.  

 After servicing you can expect your instrument to feel and play better than before,  not to mention that it’s certainly more hygienic  – you would be amazed at what comes out of most instruments when they are deep cleaned inside the bore!

‘RESTORATION’

Restoration includes Magnohelic testing of valves and slides before strip down of your instrument to each component part, dent removal dents, renewing solder joints as required and polishing to a mirror finish.

Your instrument is then finished in your choice of Sheffield silverplate,  24 karat gold or one of our special ‘Raw brass’ finishes. ‘Raw Brass’ finishes can be made extra special by pre-ageing in our ‘time machine’ and protected by microcrystalline wax.

Cornet/Trumpet/Flugel horn Price excluding VAT
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £275
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £375
Complete restoration.  Finished in natural raw brass and ‘aged’ – very cool.  from £245
Tenor horn
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £465
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £565
3 valve Euphonium or Baritone horn
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £775
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £875
4 valve Euphonium or Baritone horn
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £895
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £995
3 valve Tuba
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £1595
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £1695
4 valve Tuba
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or lacquer.  from £1795
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £1895
3 valve French horn
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or or lacquer  from £895
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £995
Complete restoration.  Finished in natural raw brass for maximum resonance.  from £795
4 valve French horn
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or or lacquer  from £1095
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £895
Complete restoration.  Finished in natural raw brass  for maximum resonance.  from £190
Trombone
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or or lacquer  from £495
Complete restoration.  Finished in natural raw brass and ‘aged’ – very cool.  from £460
Trombones with triggers
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate or or lacquer  from £795
Complete restoration.  Finished in ’25 year’ Sheffield silver plate with Gold plated trim to valves and waterkeys  from £895
Complete restoration.  Finished in natural raw brass and ‘aged’ – very cool.  from £760

IMPORTANT NOTE.

Every restoration is different.  All prices above are ‘from’, that is to say that the prices quoted are a guide price only for instruments needing a ‘usual’ amount of workshop time to effect an excellent restoration. 

An important part is the magnohelic testing.  This is the first step of any restoration and reports to us the air tightness of your instrument.   If even the slightest leak is present your instrument will not play as well as it should – this may present as an instrument feeling ‘stuffy’, poor intonation, difficult pitching of notes, a buzz on one or more notes…  our Magnohelic pressure testing machine will detect any problem before the restoration is begun so we can identify the problem and correct it.  Your instrument will play as good or better than new after it is restored by us.

 

General repairs price guide

Including Valve repairs and alignment;  Magnohelic testing;  Broken joints;  Stuck slides; Dent removal; Tuning correction;  Making custom parts such as extra triggers;  Laser scanning. 

General Price excluding VAT
Solder joints (each)  from £12
Silver solder joints (each)  from £18
Replace water key spring  from £12
Replace trigger spring  from £16
Remove stuck slide (without unsoldering)  from £12
Remove severely stuck slide (requiring unsoldering and rebuild)  from £30
Valves
Rectify intermittent sticky valve (per valve)  from £20
Straighten valve casing / remove dent from piston (per valve)  from £30
Precise valve port alignment and correction (per set of 3 valves)  from £60
Hand finish valve with Diamond lapping paste (per valve)  from £12
Rebuild rotary valve, diamond finish, align ports and set lever or restring (per valve)  from £40
Custom made valve block refit – 4 valve conversion – MAW valves – please ask for details  from £600
Trombone slides
Basic dent work and alignment  from £30
Professional level slide alignment  from £90
Dents to outer slide  from £20
Renovation of slide legs – strip, re-nickel, rebuild slide and align  from £240
New bumpers and set safety catch  from £12
Triggers and other custom made parts
Custom made slide trigger  from £90
Custom made main tuning slide trigger  from £120
Modify bell to enable bell tuning / interchangeable bell  from £120
Modify bell to screw off detachable/ interchangeable bell  from £160
Heavy weight or custom finish valve finger buttons (set of three pieces)  from £60
Heavy weight or custom finish valve top caps or bottom caps (set of three pieces)  from £90
Custom stays and braces between mouthpipe/bell (Monette style)  from £120
Shorten tuning slides (sharpen individual slides) inners and outers  from £40
Any bespoke work or custom parts can be made to your specification – call for details.  All things are possible!
Dent work
‘Rough out’ creases from bell  from £15
Remove small dents from accessible parts  from £15
All other dent work needs to be assessed and priced individually £POA
Specialist services
Analysis of tuning (cornet/trumpet/flugel/tenor horn/single french horn)  from £60.00
Analysis of tuning (low brass and double french horn)  from £110.00
Resizing or adjusting the bore to correct intonation  from £40.00
Magnohelic pressure test with analysis  from £30.00
Laser scanning of mouthpiece with data provided on USB stick.  from £75.00
Custom made mouthpiece from laser scan.  from £140.00

 

 

We undertake work on all makes and models on instrument.

  • General repairs and servicing.
  • Renovation of historic instruments.
  • Laser scanning and reverse engineering.
  • Full CNC machining facilities
  • More than 30 years experience.

 

Nationwide collection and delivery.

Find out more about sending your instrument to us – follow the link below:

https://www.hansonmusic.co.uk/4707/products/dpd-instrument-collection–dpd-local-pickup-shop.aspx