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Please Note: We are currently not accepting any repairs or servicing outside items covered by our warranty. Our usual repairs service will resume shortly. Please contact us if you have any queries related to repairs and we will be happy to help.

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 with a turnaround time of approximately 3-5 working days. Our aim is to provide you with complete customer satisfaction. We will consult you before any work is undertaken to advise you of the work required and the total cost. If the information you require is not below, please call our repairs department on 01283 535333


Woodwind Repairs and Servicing

Clarinet

General Playing order: For instruments in need of slight adjustment to bring them back to full working order, for example regulation between keys that are slightly out. Replacing Pads and Re-corking tenons will be charged for as this is not covered within the price. 

General Service: This is the most common clarinet repair we do and seen to be one of the most vital to keep your clarinet in good playing order. Firstly we completely strip down the instrument, this makes it easy for us to thoroughly clean, during this process we replace any worn springs and oil the bore of the instrument the latter only applies on wooden instruments. While reassembling the clarinet, all pads will be reseated or replaced as required. Keywork is lubricated and regulated. All pad seating and regulation is checked and adjustments made if necessary. 

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 order to bring it back to playing order. As a service we strip down the instrument and thoroughly clean. Replacing all pads, tenon corks and any worn key corks or felts. Worn springs would be replaced. Regulation and springs balancing is all part of the repad. Oiling and cleaning keywork is also vital to restore playing order. 

Full Overhaul: 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. Cosmetic condition of keywork can also be restored with a full repad to suit. Please call for an estimate. 

Flute

General Playing Order:  For instruments in need of slight adjustment to bring them back to full working order, for example regulation between keys that are slightly out, bent keywork and tight joints. Replacing pads will be charged for as this is not covered within the price. 

General Service: This is the most common flute repair we do and seen to be one of the most vital to keep your flute in good playing order. Firstly we completely strip down the instrument, this makes it easy for us to thoroughly clean. During this process we replace any worn springs and polish the instrument the latter only applies on metal instruments. While reassembling the flute, all pads will be reseated or replaced as required. Keywork is lubricated and regulated. All pad seating and regulation is checked and adjustments made if necessary. 

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 order to bring it back to playing order. As a service we strip down the instrument and thoroughly clean/polish. Joints are then checked adjusted if necessary. Replacing all pads and any worn key corks or felts. Worn springs would be replaced. Regulation and spring balancing is all part of the repad. Oiling and cleaning keywork is also vital to restore playing order. 

Full Overhaul: 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. Cosmetic condition of keywork and flute body can also be restored. With a full repaid to suit. Please call for an estimate. 

Saxophone

General Playing Order: For instruments in need of slight adjustment to bring them back to full working order, for example regulation between keys that are slightly out, bent keywork or leaking pads. Replacing pads or re corking crooks will be charged for as this is not covered within the price. 

General Service: This is the most commons saxophone repair we do and seen to be one of the most vital to keep your instrument in good playing order. Firstly we completely strip down the instrument, this makes it easy for us to thoroughly clean, during this process we replace any worn springs and polish the instrument, the latter only applies on metal instruments. While reassembling the saxophone, all pads will be reseated or replaced as required. Keywork is lubricated and regulated. All pad seating and regulation is checked and adjustments made if necessary. 

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 order to bring it back to playing order. As a service we strip down the instrument and thoroughly clean/polish. Replacing all pads and any worn key corks or felts. Worn springs would be replaced. Regulation and spring balancing is all part of the repad. Oiling and cleaning keywork is also vital to restore playing order. 

Full Overhaul: 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. Cosmetic condition of keywork and saxophone body can also be restored. With a full repaid to suit. Please call for an estimate. 

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 vary, please call for an estimate. 

General Service

This is the most common brass repair we do and seen to be one of the most vital to keep your instrument ingood 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

Instrument 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. Cosmetic condition of the instrument can also be restored. Please call our repairs department for an estimate. 

Strings

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 £5.00 and violin re-stringing from £7.00 (strings extra). 



Normans Musical Instruments
Third Avenue
Centrum 100
Burton on Trent
Staffordshire
DE14 2WD
Tel: 01283 535333



 

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