Band and Orchestra Repair
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.
|Cleaning||Starting at $65|
|Repair / Restoration||Variable|
Band Repair “GPC”
** Approximate prices
|Shape & fit new bridge (plus part)||$45.00||$75.00+|
|Reset sound post||$30.00||$40.00|
|Carve tuning peg||$30.00||$40.00|
|Glue Broken neck||$90.00||$140.00+|
|Clean and polish||$40.00+||$60.00+|
- All crack repairs by estimate – typically face crack $15 per inch – seam separation $5 per inch
- All other repairs by estimate only
Woodwind Good Play Condition
Keys and other removable parts necessary for the repair are removed. All necessary pads, felts and corks (up to 4 total) are removed from keys and body. Felts, corks, and pads are replaced as necessary (up to 4 pads total & each additional pad is $8). Instrument is reassembled, if necessary. New & old pads are leveled properly to corresponding tone-holes. Keys are properly adjusted and regulated, as necessary for the repair. Keys are properly lubricated. The instrument is play-tested. The surface of the instrument is wiped down and case cleaned. Clean and disinfect mouthpiece.
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
- Dent removal by estimate (bell rolling typically 100 large/50 small)
- tenon cork $20 — neck cork $30 —— with ultrasonic cleaning $50
- Solder is $30 per joint (double & triple for bigger jobs over 3 points)
- metal tenon reshape $40+
- Flute Headjoint dent work $40+
- Valve Work $30
- Chem clean and detail service available by estimate (typically double P/C cost)
- silver detail is typically $60 on top ultra sonic
- Minimal charge is $30 for minor adjustments.
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
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.”