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Normans Musical Instrument Repairs

Normans has a full time musical instrument repair team based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire offering a range of repair services for all woodwind and brass instruments. Our aim is to provide you with complete customer satisfaction and we will consult you before any work is undertaken to advise what is required and total cost. If the information you require is not below, please call our repairs department on 01283 535333.

Woodwind Repairs and Servicing

Common Woodwind Repairs

We repair and service clarinets, flutes, piccolos, saxophones, oboes and bassoons.

General playing order: This is for instruments in need of slight adjustments to bring them back to full working order, such as regulation between keys that are slightly out, minor leaks or replacing missing/damaged cork. Replacing pads and re-corking tenons will be charged extra. This is usually only suitable for instruments under 18 months old or in between services.

Complete re-pad: This is for instruments that are too far worn that they require a greater amount of work than a service would offer. In addition to the work done during a service, all the pads and cork/felt pieces are replaced (including any tenon corks) and small dents removed.

General Service

A general service is recommended every 12-18 months to keep your instrument in good playing order. All the keys are removed from the instrument allowing it to be thoroughly cleaned. Any worn cork/felt pieces and springs are replaced. During reassembly, the pads are re-seated and replaced as required (up to two new pads are included in the price), the key work is lubricated and fully regulated.

Other Woodwind

We also offer repairs for less common woodwind instruments such as oboes and bassoons. Please contact our repairs department for further information and estimated prices.

Brass Repairs and Servicing

Common Brass Repairs

We offer a wide range of brass repairs including: stuck slides and mouthpieces, trombone slide repairs, dent removal, valve lapping, plating and re-lacquering. Prices may vary, so please call our repairs department for an estimated price.

General Service

This is the most common brass repair we do and seen to be one of the most vital to keep your instrument in good playing order. This includes a complete strip down of the instrument. While the instrument is apart, we give all our instruments a thorough clean. We then reassemble the instrument, oiling and greasing each individual part as it is replaced on the instrument. Felts and springs are replaced as necessary and water key corks are replaced.

Full Overhaul and Restoration

Instruments that usually require an overhaul are instruments that have been in storage for a long period of time, requiring detailed work in order to restore the instrument to its original condition when new. The cosmetic condition of the instrument can also be restored. Please call our repairs department for an estimated price.


Re-stringing and Repairs

Repairs are also available on string instruments so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Guitar re-stringing is available from £7.00 and violin re-stringing from £8.00 (strings extra).