Trombone 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@beckettsmusic.co.uk 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.

 

SERVICING of these instruments comprises freeing stuck tuning slides, rotors and linkages. Checking instrument for broken or loose solder joints. Improving or restoring sluggish slide operation. Replacing slide stop bumpers and waterkey corks (where required). Washing through and basic cleaning. Lubricating and carrying out a playing test.

PRICE GUIDE £70 – £180 (depending upon the amount of time required, particularly with respect to stuck slides/rotors and cost of parts) Instruments considered un-economic or of uncertain outcome will not be undertaken.

REPAIRS If an instrument has been dropped or knocked the resulting damage may extend beyond the obvious sight of the impact. Dent removal and truing bent slides is time consuming.

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.