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BrassWindFix on Facebook

facebookYou’ll now be able to find the latest news, updates and special offers available from BrassWindFix on Facebook.  As the social media networks increase in popularity we felt it was time we also joined as it’s a great way to let everyone know about our latest special offers, discounts, instruments available for sale, brass and woodwind accessories as well as advice on caring for your instrument in between servicing and repair!

So, if you want to keep up to the minute and take advantage of any deals then please “like” our page.  It’s simple to do.  Click on BrassWindFix on Facebook and click on the “like” button.  Every time we update the page with news or offers, you’ll receive a notification so you won’t miss out!

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Second-hand Brass Instruments for Sale

BrassWindFix have several second-hand brass instruments for sale in our shop.

Bach-Strad-180ML37-Trumpet-(1)Bach Strad 180ML37 Bb Trumpet.  These instruments are regarded as the benchmark when it comes to professional level trumpets and are popular the world over.  This example is in great condition and is only a couple of years old, consequently there is no lacquer wear and this trumpet is in excellent working order providing a high level of performance.B&S-Bb-Cornet-(1)

B&S Bb Cornet.  This instrument is a very good quality student instrument manufactured in Germany.  It is in excellent condition and fully checked prior to sale. King-3B-Silver-Sonic-Tbn-(3) It comes complete with a case and B&S 7C mouthpiece.

King 2103 “3B” Silver Sonic Trombone.  The instrument Olds-Valve-Trombone-(3)is in excellent condition and fully checked prior to sale.  It comes complete with case and Jiggs Whigham 1A mouthpiece.

F.E. Olds & Son Valve Trombone (Fullerton, Calif).  This rare instrument (C. 1971) is in excellent condition and fully checked prior to sale.  It comes complete with a case which has space for an additional slide section (not included), 2 x mouthpieces (Olds 2 & JP606) and a marching lyre.

All second-hand instruments sold by BrassWindFix are fully checked prior to sale in our own brass & woodwind repair workshop so you can be confident of a quality musical instrument in full working order.

Delivery is via courier service and is INCLUDED in the price (*UK Mainland only).

If you require further information or would like to arrange to come and try the instrument at the BrassWindFix premises in Wrington, near Bristol, then please contact us.

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Woodwind & Brass Spares

BWF-SparesBrassWindFix have recently been organising and cataloguing our extensive range of spare parts for Woodwind & Brass musical instruments.  As a specialist workshop catering for all aspects of woodwind & brass repair, it is essential we have a large selection of spare parts in stock, so they are readily available whenever we need them to complete a repair.  Brass instruments regularly need replacement valve springs, valve felts, valve guides, waterkey springs, waterkey corks, trigger springs, rotary valve bumpers, rotary valve string/cord and trombone slide bow bumpers.  Woodwind instruments routinely require replacement pads (skin pads, leather pads, cork pads), key corks, key felts, springs, tenon corks, saxophone crook corks, saxophone neck receiver screws & flute headjoint corks.  We even carry replacement mute corks in stock!  Occasionally, when unusual or rare parts are required which are not normally stocked, we can usually source these within a very short timescale.

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BrassWindFix Shop Expansion

BWF-Workshop-120313BrassWindFix are keen to provide the highest possible service for our customers.  For this reason we are constantly expanding our range of woodwind and brass instrument accessories, all available to purchase from the BrassWindFix online shop or direct from our workshop in Wrington.  We stock a large selection of clarinet and saxophone reeds including the brands Rico, Rico Royal and Vandoren.  We also have a large selection of cleaning and maintenance products for all woodwind and brass instruments including valve oil and trombone slide lubricants.  So if you need a music stand fast then look no further, BrassWindFix are always happy to serve you.

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Another Satisfied Customer!

thank youIt’s always nice to get feedback on our work, we received this email following a recent Yamaha tenor saxophone repair: –

“Thanks so much for the wonderful service that you’ve just done on my tenor.  It has never sounded so good.  And I can get the low notes so easily.  You are brilliant!  Many thanks.      Annie”

Thanks Annie, we’re glad you’re pleased with our work.

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Brassed Off!

brass bandThis weekend (9th/10th March 2013) sees the annual West of England Regional Brass Band Contest held at the Riviera Conference Centre in Torquay.  Known as the “English Riviera” Torquay always holds a warm welcome for the competing bands.  The five sections will be held over two days, with the Fourth, Second and First section bands performing on Saturday, and the Third and Championship bands doing battle on Sunday.  This is one of the eight qualifying competitions held across the United Kingdom for the National Brass Band Finals.  The lower section finals (sections 1-4) are held in Cheltenham in September, and the successful Championship Section qualifiers are invited to compete in October at the Royal Albert Hall in London, for the opportunity to be crowned the National Brass Band Champions of Great Britain.  UK Brass bands are made up of the following instruments: –  Eb soprano cornet (1), Bb cornets (9), Bb flugel horn (1), Eb tenor horns (3), Bb baritone horns (2), Bb Euphoniums (2), Bb tenor trombones (2), bass trombone (1), EEb Tubas (2), BBb tubas (2), percussion and of course the conductor!

It promises to be a fantastic weekend of competition and BrassWindFix would like to wish all competing bands the very best of luck!

The competing bands in the Championship section are: –

Aldbourne, Bournemouth Concert Brass, Brunel Brass, Camborne Town, Chalford, Flowers (Gloucester), Lydbrook, Mount Charles, Sherborne Town, St Dennis and Woodfalls.

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A Busy Day of Repairs!

BrassWindFix have had a busy day of woodwind musical instrument repairs today.  First there was a set-up on a Selmer Prelude student alto saxophone for a customer in Portishead.  Then we serviced a Yamaha YFL211 flute for a customer in Congresbury – these instruments are still regarded as the best student flute on the market and we would certainly endorse this.  If these flutes are serviced regularly they will carry on almost indefinitely providing many years of music-making.  Finally we worked on a Bundy tenor saxophone which needed a basic service to put it into playing order.  This was for a regular customer from the City of Wells.

Just an average day in the BrassWindFix workshop in Wrington, between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

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Kenny Ball Dies Aged 82

BrassWindFix were sad to hear the news today that the great jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball has passed away.  He had great success with his band Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen including the hit (I Love You) Samantha in 1961, and the ever popular Midnight In Moscow.  He performed with many artists including Acker Bilk and Chris barber, supported Louis Armstrong and also appeared with Morecambe  and Wise on several occasions.

He bought jazz to the masses during the 1960’s and is regarded as spearheading the Trad Jazz Boom.  He will be greatly missed, but leaves a huge musical legacy.

 

 

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