Custom Repairs & Modifications

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Custom Strap Hooks for a Euphonium

This customer asked us to add strap hooks to his euphonium so that he could wear it hands-free while at rest. This involved selecting a suitable place to position two strap hooks that would not only bear the weight of the instrument, but also provide a nice balanced position at rest. Once we had selected […]

Zero Pressure Leadpipe Replacement

Leadpipe changes are something that we are requested to do fairly frequently. This customer was formerly using a Lawson leadpipe on his Paxman horn and asked us to restore the original leadpipe. We unsoldered the Lawson leadpipe and resoldered the factory leadpipe under zero pressure. Zero pressure means we do not put any pressure on […]

Tuba re-tuning

This particular model of tuba was known for playing flat. Rumor has it the tuba tester at the factory was a cornet player and used an impractically small mouthpiece to test, so the instrument played flat when tuba players used real tuba mouthpieces on it. We removed a precise amount of tubing from one of […]

French Horn Detachable Bell Modification

This is a very challenging modification that only a few technicians are capable of performing to the standard of professional musicians. We are lucky to have those technicians in our shop here. Any time a musician wants to make an irreversible change to their instrument by cutting through it, particular care has to be taken […]