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Brass Instrument Repair Services at West Music

Chemical Flush*

  • The slides are pulled and the instrument is inspected for foreign objects in the tubing.
  • The instrument is cleaned and sanitized.
  • Any loose braces are soldered at additional charge.
  • Any felts, corks, water key corks or faulty springs are replaced.
  • The mouthpiece is polished and the shank tip is rounded out (true). Stuck mouthpieces are pulled.
  • All slides are cleaned; corrosion is removed and then lubricated. Aligned and the instrument is assembled and tested.
  • Pistons and rotors are checked for proper fit and operation. Necessary adjustments are made and rotors are re-strung.
Trumpet$60French Horn, Single$85
Cornet$60French Horn, Double$97
Trombone$603 Valve Tuba$90
Trombone, Single rotor$654 Valve Tuba$105
Trombone, Double rotor$85Mellophone$70
Baritone, 3-valve$70Marching French Horn$70
Baritone, 4-valve$80Mellobone$70
Euphonium$804 Valve Rotor$125
Texas Flush$50/hr 

Other Repairs*

Stuck mouthpieceNo charge 
Stuck Slide$12.00 eachIncludes removing stuck slides from instrument, clean and lubricate
Frozen Slide$25.00 eachIncludes unsoldering of slide and extraction of inside slide tubes. Includes chemical cleaning of slide
Soft Solder Joints$20.00 each 
Silver Solder Joints$20.00 each 
French Horn rotors$20.00 eachClean, adjust, oil and restring (no flush)
Replace water key springs$3.00 eachIncluded with PC
Replace water key corks$1.25 eachIncluded with PC
Polish Silver Trumpet/Trombone$30.00Only with flush. Includes hand rag of all inter-slide tubes.
Polish Silver Baritone$77.00Only with flush. Includes hand rag of all inter-slide tubes.
Polish Silver Tuba$115.00Only with flush. Includes hand rag of all inter-slide tubes.

By Quote Only

Dent work
Trombone slide repair
Straighten bent pistons, casings and rotors
Adjust rotors for side and endplay
Align bent body, bell or tubing
Case Repair

* These prices are average estimates only. Exact estimates will be provided upon inspection of the instrument. Estimates available at no charge.