Low Brass Repairs

Repairs charged @ R575.00hour, with a minimum charge of R300.00

Emergency Repairs: 
Done while you wait, re-straightening, re-alignment to bent keys, re-seating pads, replacement of spring, etc. charged @ R720.00 per hour.

NB. The prices below are a rough guide. An accurate estimate will be given once the instrument is assessed and work will commence once approved.  

Maintenance Service:
This entails the removal of all working parts, valves and tuning slides. Clean, wash and remove all corrosion inside all tubes, valves, valve casing and slides. Attend to any minor repairs. Replace water key corks. Assemble and lubricate.

Tenor and Baritone Horn:  R1,000 – R1,500
Euphonium and Eb Tuba:  R1,500 – R2,000
Bb and BBb Tuba:  R1,800 – R2,500

Major Service:
Undertaking of all necessary major repairs i.e.: Re-straightening of bent valves, tubes etc… Re-solder any loose stays, braces and tubes. Loosen stuck tuning slides. Remove dents. Detect any leaks. Complete valve work and hand lapping for a smooth valve action. Replace felts, corks and springs. Restoring instrument to a good playing condition.

Tenor and Baritone Horn:  R1,800 – R3,500 
Euphonium and Eb Tuba:  R2,500 – R4,000
Bb and BBb Tuba:  R3,000 – R5,000

Complete Overhaul, Silver plating & Re-lacquer:
Complete stripping of instrument. Remove of all dents and undertake all major repairs. Replace all missing parts. Re-surfacing of metal to high polish finish. Silver plating or lacquering. Re-building of valves – copper plating, nickel plating etc.

Quotations for these specialized jobs will be given on examination of your instrument.

NB. Replacement of missing parts is not included and would need to be quoted on.