Band and Orchestra Repair
“Bill Smith has a Bachelor’s degree in woodwind studies from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and an Associates degree from Western Iowa Technology in band instrument repair. He has been repairing musical instruments in Atlanta since 2009 and is widely known among professionals and educators. Give him a call and let a certified N.A.P.B.I.R.T. technician with experience service your instruments today.”
Booking Appointments 24/7
“Onsite repair services are available for universities, public/private schools and drum corps!”
Keep your instrument in good playing condition by having it checked over once or twice a year or at the first sign of trouble. Simple, inexpensive, and regular maintenance will prevent costly repairs later on.
Band Repair “GPC”
** Approximate prices
|Full restring & Maintenance||$50 + parts||$65 + parts|
|Shape & fit new bridge||$40.00||$60.00|
|Reset sound post||$30.00||$30.00|
|Replace fine tuners||$20 + parts||$20 + parts|
|Replace chin rest||$20 + parts||N/A|
|Replace tailpiece||$30 + parts||$40 + parts|
Woodwind Good Play Condition
Brass Good Play Condition
The instrument is disassembled and basic cleaned using a non-harmful but effective solution. All waterkey corks and valve felts are replaced as necessary. The instrument is lubricated and reassembled – tuning and hand slides fit/aligned as necessary. Mouthpiece is cleaned, disinfected and polished. Instrument is play tested and wiped off. Parts are additional. Excessive dents or stuck slides are additional. Internal cleans do not include polishing of silver plating or raw brass. Clean case.
Other Repair Services
- Bell dent removal by estimate (typically $50 small instrument – $100 large instrument)
- Solder is $25 per joint – bulk discount on major rebuild
- Brass valve jobs are $30 each
- Our minimal charge is $25 for minor adjustments.
- Pro set ups and complete overhauls are welcome and by estimate only.
- Chem clean and detail service available by estimate.
String crack repair
- $5 per inch on seam separations
- $15 per inch on face/back cracks
** Most accessories and supplies are in stock but anything can be ordered by request with 2-4 days shipping – GREAT PRICES!
Ultrasonic Chemical Cleaner
Bill Smith Music is now offering Ultrasonic Chemical Cleans!! This is a large state of the art machine that cleans musical instruments by submerging them in a non toxic solution and then blasts ultrasonic sound waves through the liquid and instrument to vibrate off the dirt. NOTHING can compare to what this machine can do!!
Posted by Bill Smith Music on Friday, June 2, 2017
Instrument Maintenance Program
Save time and money with my annual instrument maintenance plan. For just a flat fee per year, you can have unlimited repairs and adjustments on your instrument with guaranteed priority service and very fast turnaround. Inspection and repairs (if needed) are required prior to enrolling in the maintenance plan. Once repaired and approved, pay the Maintenance Plan fee and you’re set for the year!
- Student Plan year fee: $150
- Professional Plan year fee: $200
Brass Instruments • Annual chem clean • Valve adjustments • Slide adjustments and lubrication • Solder Braces
Woodwind Instruments • Basic cleaning • Full Regulation & oil • Replacement pads (5 pads max per yr) • Key corks, neck and tenon corks
**Parts and cosmetic repairs extra. **Normal ”wear & tear” only **This program is included with full repads and mechanical overhaul service
Magnetic Dent Removal
“Bill Smith Music is now offering extreme dent repair on all brass instruments. Using modern techniques with magnetic dent removal the cost & repair time is kept low while achieving amazing results.”