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Baritone, Euphonium & Tuba Repairs & Servicing

ALL INSTRUMENT REPAIRS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE STORE  (added 24.3.20)

 

Please contact us by phone 023 8022 4827 or email admin@www.366best.cn if you need further guidance

 

Covid-19 - published 18.3.20

During the current Coronavirus outbreak we are taking extra steps to protect repairers and you when your instrument is returned. Current advice is that the virus can last for as long as 9 days on some surfaces.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200317-covid-19-how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces

As a result of this advice any repair left during this outbreak will not be play tested by the repairer until after this time has passed. The instrument will then be repaired and returned. We would advise for your protection that you allow the same time frame to pass before it is used after it has been collected.

We reserve the right to refuse instruments for repair or suspend repair activity should this be required. These measures are being put into place to protect all parties.

 

We trust you accept and understand this position.

 

 

 

 

 

Repairs to Basses are not generally undertaken due to limited workshop space.

SERVICING Baritones and Euphoniums comprises freeing stuck tuning slides, bottom and top valve caps. Removing and dismantling valves. Checking instrument for broken or loose solder joints. Where necessary, replacing valve guides, springs,felts and waterkey corks. Washing through and basic cleaning. Lubricating and carrying out a playing test.

PRICE GUIDE £130 – £250 (depending upon the amount of time required, particularly with respect to stuck slides)

REPAIRS to Baritones and Euphoniums. If an instrument has been dropped or knocked the resulting damage may extend beyond the obvious sight of the impact. Distortion of valve casings can cause valves to stick and this can be difficult to remedy. Dents can seldom be removed completely but it is often worth getting them taken out as far as possible to avoid possible tuning problems. Dent removal is time consuming and it will often take over an hour for one dent. Some dents in difficult to reach positions require special equipment which I do not have available so I will not offer to work on those.

PLAYING TEST ON COMPLETION OF WORK. All instruments are tested by playing after repair to ensure they are functioning properly and to a standard in keeping with their age and quality.