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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!


My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard johnny bruce

And they’re like, it’s better than yours

Damn right, it’s better than your’s

I could teach you but I have to charge”

Ok, BrassWindFix doesn’t actually sell milkshakes – these lyrics are of course from the hit single by Kelis in 2003 called “The Milkshake Song”.  Why are we quoting them you ask? Well…. this week Justin had to repair the trumpet owned by the now famous Jonny Bruce who was playing with Kelis at the Lovebox Festivo recently.

All set to go on stage, waiting in the wings Jonny, was eager to get started and perform in front of the heaving masses who’d turned up to listen to an amazing performance by the band.  Unfortunately, right at that moment, Jonny dropped his third slide from his trumpet and it not only dented from the impact,  it created a sizeable hole!  Scrabbling around in every musician’s first aid kit Johnny found the essential item he was looking for: gaffa tape to “plug” the hole to see him through to the end.  Ever the professional, he then performed the entire set with his trumpet in that condition!  That takes some skill – and also a fair bit of ongoing repairs with constant gaffa tape replacement due to it getting soggy.   Awesome stuff!

So this week he popped in to see Justin and left his trumpet for an emergency overnight repair so that his pride and joy would be ready for this weekends events.

Justin had to fit a strengthening patch and an Amado waterkey to the third slide.  Here are some pictures of the trumpet to show the repairs that Justin carried out.


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COVID-19: Following the latest Government announcement the BrassWindFix workshop will re-open as planned on Monday 12th April. If you would like to make a booking please use our contact page to send us a message, or call the workshop on 01934 861226 from Monday onwards.