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The Dawkes Music Workshop is open every weekday from 9.30 - 5.30, and on Saturdays from 9.30 - 4.30. We repair all Brass Instruments such as Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums, Tenor Horns, Baritone Horns and Tubas. To keep your Instrument in good working order, we recommend that you have it maintained and serviced at regular intervals.
Instruments purchased from us qualify for a 10% discount on repair costs (subject to verification). This does not affect the standard 12 month guarantee.
|ABM001 Bobcat Mouthpiece Puller|
|ACK004 Windcraft Trumpet/Cornet Maintenance Kit - Lacquer|
|ACM263 Trumpet/Cornet Flexi Brush|
|ACM274 Valve Cleaning Rod for pistons|
|ACM283 Trumpet Cleaning Snake Brush - Vinyl|
|ACM504 Polish Mitten for Lacquer (I Love My Trumpet) - Trumpet|
|ALU012 Windcraft Slide Grease - Lipstick Tube|
|ALU044 Blue Juice Valve Oil|
Here are some of the more interesting jobs we have had in the Brass Workshop.
The Brass Workshop is able to undertake most dent removal.
The following images show before and after repair shots of a dented Trombone tuning slide. Adrian managed to repair it to an almost new condition. The Customer was delighted!
We often re-plate or re-lacquer old Instruments. We don't always advise it, but it can really transform the look of an older Instrument into something quite desirable.
Above is a Bach Strad Trumpet which we had in the Workshop prior to plating. White tape was covering various holes in the brass! The Trumpet was heavily pitted around the valve casings, slides and the the Instrument was heavily scratched.
The above image shows the Trumpet fully prepared and ready for plating.
The image above shows the Trumpet after it has been polished and re-plated to A1 condition.
The Trumpet bell below was adapted to make it detachable. A new bell brace was fitted with a detachable mechanism and the body and slides were silver plated with copper trim. The brushed finished was applied to the bell and it was then lacquered.
If you can't make it to the shop, we can arrange for your Instrument to be collected from you at a convenient time. The cost for a collection is £15 and £9 for delivery back.
All we ask is that the Instrument is packaged in an outer cardboard box and is well padded. An accompanying letter with your contact details makes it easier at our end. Please note that we do not accept Baritone Saxophones through the post.
Quick adjustments and minor repairs can be bought to us during normal shop hours. We can generally spend up to 30 minutes per customer. We have a minimum charge £22.00 for all on the spot work.
Any work will be charged at our normal rate of £40.00 per hour plus the cost of materials. We choose not to publish our prices because each Instrument repair is different. However our prices are competitive and we are able to give you an estimate when we see the Instrument.
"A friend of mine sent me the link to your website. There I found the photos of my Strad which you repaired about 3 years ago. I had forgotten how really bad my horn was. You did a marvellous job. If anything the horn was "Better than new" after you had done with it." John Sheppard - Trumpet Player
"On the countless times I have brought instruments in for repair (anything from replacemant pads through to full overhauls and even reconstructing a badly damaged French Horn) over the last 20 years the service has been expert, at times exceedingly quick and always done with good humour. I can't recomend them highly enough." Simon Carr - Teacher at Radley College, Oxford
To book in your Instrument or to contact the Workshop, please use the contact form below: