Normans has a full time musical instrument repair team based in Burton-on-Trent 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.
Woodwind Repairs and Servicing
We offer a wide range of woodwind repairs including: minor regulation, tenon cork and pad replacements.
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. This is usually only suitable for instruments under 18 months old or in between services.
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 pad seating is checked and aqdjusted as required (up to two new pads are included in the price), the key work is lubricated and fully regulated.
This is for instruments that may not have been serviced for some time. In addition to the work done during a service, all the pads and cork/felt pieces are replaced.
Brass Repairs and Servicing
We offer a wide range of brass repairs including: stuck slides, valves and mouthpieces, trombone slide repairs and dent removal.
A general service is recommended every 12-18 months to keep your instrument in good playing order. All valves and slides are removed and deep cleaned. We then reassemble the instrument, oiling and greasing each individual part as it is replaced on the instrument. Felts, springs and water key corks are replaced as necessary.
Instruments that usually require an overhaul are instruments that have been in storage for a long period of time. In addition to the work done during a service, valves and slides are fitted and dents removed.
Basic maintenance is 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).
Our Repair Technician has put together a series of helpful video guides for beginners. If you have any suggestions for videos, please let us know.