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Second-hand Yamaha Bb Clarinet for Sale

BrassWindFix are selling this second-hand Yamaha YCL26II Bb Clarinet.

This second hand Bb Clarinet is in very good condition and comes complete with original case as well as a mouthpiece.  This instrument is suitable for someone looking to own their first student clarinet.

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 that you are buying a quality musical instrument that is in full working order.

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.

This clarinet is offered for sale at £249.00. If it is easier to have the Clarinet delivered to you this can be arranged for a small additional cost to cover P&P.

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Second-hand Instruments For Sale

BrassWindFix are a specialist woodwind and brass instrument repair/service business based in Wrington.  We always have a selection of second-hand instruments available for sale.

The instruments available for sale are shown on our Website and also on Facebook.  However, we also have some in the workshop that we haven’t had time to upload yet – please contact us to see if we have the instrument you want on 01934 861226 to find out about our current stock.

Currently we have available the following second-hand woodwind and brass instruments:

 

2/H Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet – SOLD

2/H Bach TR400 Trumpet – SOLD

2/H Amati ATR-211 Trumpet

2/H Blessing “Artist” Bb Tenor Trombone – No longer available

2/H Olds “Recording” Tenor Trombone (including valve section) – SOLD

2/H “Festival” Bb Trombone – No longer available

 

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 the instrument is collected from the BrassWindFix workshop the price will exclude carriage.

 

Don’t see an instrument you want?  BrassWindFix is located in Wrington, near Bristol.  Justin Pavey is a specialist woodwind and brass repairer.  We have several second-hand instruments for sale in the workshop: clarinets, flutes trombones, saxophones, trumpets, cornets, as well as music stands, reeds, lubricants, mouthpieces and cases. Stock changes daily so if you are looking for a specific instrument we may be able to source it for you if we don’t currently have it for sale in our workshop – call us on 01934 861226 or email sales@brasswindfix.co.uk, let us know what you are looking for and we’ll do our best to find it!

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Servicing and Repair

brass-wind-fixBrassWindFix have certainly been kept busy with lots of instruments coming in for servicing and repair into the workshop this year – some needing a little TLC or some needing a serious overhaul!

If you have have a woodwind or brass instruments such as Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Saxophones, Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones – and you think it may need servicing or repair then get in contact with BrassWindFix to book it in the diary – we’ve had lots of happy owners through the workshop and every instrument is serviced or repaired to a very high standard!

BrassWindFix service and repair all woodwind and brass instruments.   From a basic service, emergency repair, full service, re-padding or would like the dents and dings removed from your instrument there is no job too big or too small.

We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am-6pm Call us on 01934 861226 to make an appointment or pop into the workshop to ask for advice on what’s needed and then make an appointment to book your instrument in for the work needed.

BrassWindFix run a diary system – so the day you bring your instrument for repair will be the day it is repaired – you don’t have to drop it off and wait weeks to get it back.  We’ll give you a call as soon as it’s done!

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Back to School

Instruments-BrassWindFixWell the summer is nearly over and its nearly time for parents all over the country to start frantically buying everything needed for the new school term starting in September.

The list of items needed for the new school term is never-ending!  Not to mention frustrating!  What used to be the simple buying of standard school uniforms from Marks & Spencer now seems to be impeded with current fashions and teenage cries of  “There’s no way I’m wearing THAT skirt/top/coat”” combined with hours and hours spent trapsing round the shops searching for the right school bag and what seems like a suitcase full of contents.

Your child may be considering taking up a new musical instrument, or already have music lessons,  and be looking forward to returning to a term of  exams and the endless list of Christmas concerts.  Over the summer, with all the excitement of holidays and excursions, it’s easy to forget that your brass and woodwind instruments need regular maintenance to keep them in the best condition and be ready for the hours of playing ahead.

It may be that you’ve been super organised and had this instrument serviced or repaired over the summer months.  However, it is something that many parents and students forget or don’t consider.  Keeping your woodwind and brass instrument in the best possible condition and regularly serviced means it’s always ready for the most challenging of playing and won’t let you down in an exam or that all-important solo performance.  If you haven’t thought about servicing any woodwind or brass instrument over the summer then please think about booking it in now!  BrassWindFix offer an excellent service and repair service at highly competitive prices and excellent workmanship is always guaranteed.  Although BrassWindFix are currently booked up solid in the diary for the next six weeks so if you want your instrument serviced or repaired before the Christmas Concerts begin then ring to book it in the diary NOW!

You may have totally forgotten to buy new saxophone reeds or clarinet reeds?  Do you need bore oil to keep your wooden clarinet lubricated? Do you need a new silver cloth to keep the keywork clean on your flutes or clarinets?  For all your woodwind and brass accessories please visit our online shop where all these items are available.  They can be posted out to you the next day to ensure receipt in time for the new school term.

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How to choose a Woodwind or Brass Instrument for my Child

L&HChildren are fickle.  They like the latest craze, fad or gadget going.  However, if they see and hear you playing a musical instrument from a young age you are more likely to pique their interest and desire into learning an instrument.  Music is fun, requires concentration, determination, perseverance, dexterity and it has been proven that children who play an instrument are more confident, more mature (yes even for a musician!) and playing an instrument apparently make them smarter! What’s not to like?

Choosing an instrument for your child is difficult.  So how do you choose a woodwind or brass instrument for your child? More importantly, it shouldn’t be the parent who chooses the instrument – it should be the child.  If you have any musical talent yourself then play your instrument in front of your child, let them hold it, try and get a note out of it, listen to and feel it. They will ask lots of questions so answer them all and be encouraging.  Talk about your experiences and how much fun you’ve had playing with other musicians and experimenting with different music.  Try and play recorded music around the home as much as possible of all different genres.  Ask them what instrument they are interested in, if they don’t know, a visit to a music shop would be a good idea so they can see the range of different instruments on offer.

Don’t make the mistake of buying the most expensive instrument in that particular range – they may not like it!  But equally don’t buy the cheapest on offer as the quality and playability will be more difficult and the child will lose interest quicker.  Most music shops offer a rental scheme whereby you can try the instrument for a short time and see how your child gets on, how committed they are to practising and whether they like it.  Some rental schemes will take off the monthly payments from the final purchase price if you wish to proceed.

Great starter instruments are: FLUTES: fairly easy to learn once the technique is in place. RECORDERS: buy a plastic one to begin with as professional wooden recorders can be expensive. CLARINET: a little bigger to hold but once mastered other options are available such as bass clarinet, bassoon or oboe. SAXOPHONE: normally start with an Alto saxophone as they are the most common saxophone. If they like it they can change to a tenor sax, bari sax or the smaller soprano sax. TRUMPET / CORNET: smaller children are best learning the cornet first as the bell is less heavy and easier to hold but older children can start on the trumpet. TROMBONE: this is a slightly different brass instrument as it has a “slide” to obtain notes rather than rely on valves.

Whatever woodwind or brass instrument your child chooses, encourage them!  They will need to spend a lot of time practising and the early days will often sound like a cat being strangled but it does get better!  Being part of a team in an orchestra or band when they are older will be well worth all the hours spent practising and learning to read music!  There’s no better feeling than playing music and, if they are good enough, it could well be a fulltime or part-time career for them in the future, taking them all over the world and meeting some amazing people!

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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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