Brass Instrument Repair

General Repair Pricing
The repair shop at Hickey's Music Center is pleased to offer free estimates on services in addition to those listed on these lists. Additional charges apply for cleaning silver or gold plated instruments. Prices do not include parts. Professional instruments may require more time to fine tune the repair and may cost more. Verbal repair estimates are always free.
Shop rate $60/hour
Minimum shop charge $15
Minimum pickup/delivery charge $25
Case repair By estimate
Insurance estimates/appraisals $25
Verbal, non-written estimates/appraisals Free

Brass Repair Pricing
Prices do NOT include parts.


General Service

Student Instruments

Pro Instruments


Trumpet or Cornet $75 $550 $845 add $245
Single Horn (3 Valves) $70-$100 $1,065    
Double Horn (4 Valves) $90-$125 $1,540 $2,040  
Trombone (No Valves) $60-$90 $480 $660 add $360
  Slide Only - clean & align $90 $250 $350  
  Bell Section   $250 $350  
Trombone w/F Attachment $75-$110 $950 $1,060  
  Slide Only $90 $295 $380  
  Bell Section   $715 $735  
Bass Trombone (2 Valves) $90-$120 $960 $1,110 add $405
  Slide Only $70 $3100 $4000  
  Bell Section   $700 $780  
Baritone Horn (3 Valves) $60-$80 $1,130 $1,570 add $470
Euphonium (4 Valves) $80-$100 $1,680 $1,870 add $520
Tuba w/Piston Valves $90-$120 Tubas overhauled by estimate only
Tuba w/Rotary Valves $100-140 Tubas overhauled by estimate only
*Silver pricing may fluctuate.

Special Repairs
Pull stuck mouthpiece Free
Valve Overhaul - Piston $100 per valve
Valve Overhaul - Rotor on request
Soldering Work $18 minimum
Free Stuck Slide $10 per slide, if no soldering required
  $30 minimum if soldering is required
Basic Trombone Slide Service $70 (plus parts)
Our Basic Service includes ultrasonic cleaning, removal of accessible dents in the slide tubes, straightening of outer slide tubes, aligning of inner slide tubes to outer slide, replacement of water key pad.
Extensive Slide Service $125 (plus parts)
Extensive Service includes the Basic service plus disassembly*, honing of the outer slide*, burnishing of outer slide* and removal of dents from U crook. (* indicates "as needed").

Brass Repair Descriptions

General Service

  • Disassemble instrument.
  • Instruments will be ultrasonically cleaned.
  • Rough out accessible dents (those reachable without unsoldering).
  • Correct piston valve alignment.
  • Correct rotor back bearing fit and alignment.
  • Rotors scratch brushed as needed.
  • Restring rotors and/or adjust linkage on rotary valve instruments.
  • Replace water key pads.
  • Replace corks, felts, and springs as needed.
  • Lubricate and reassemble to good playing condition.
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Standard Overhaul - Complete Restoration

  • Includes all items in General Service above, plus we will restore your instrument as close to like-new condition as possible.
  • lacquered instruments will be professionally relacquered.
  • silver-plated instruments will be professionally re-plated.
  • gold plate is available, pricing will be determined by market value of gold.
  • parts are not included.
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