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Brass Instrument Repair Services*

Updated 5/31/2021

Flush and Clean 

Trumpets Lacquer  Silver Plate
Bb Trumpet $75 $95
Piccolo and Harmony Trumpets  $95 $125
Major Dent Removal  $50 / Hour
Major Dent Removal $70 / Hour
Slide Adjustments Only $35 - $60 (Requires the slide to be cleaned) 
Trombones Lacquer Silver Plate
Standard Trombone  $60 $75
F-Trigger Trombone $100 $130
Bass Trombone  $130 $170
French Horns  Lacquer Silver Plate
Single Horn  $125.00 $155
Double Horn  $175 $225
Major Dent Removal $85 / Hour
Baritones & Euphoniums  Lacquer  Silver Plate
Concert Instruments $110 $160
Marching Instruments $95 $125
Major Dent Removal $85/hour
Tubas & Sousaphones Lacquer Silver Plate
Tubas & Sousaphones $175 $250
Major Dent Removal  $95 / Hour
Other Services 
Rotor Restring $15 / Rotor
Repair Broken Solder Joints $15 / Joint
Removing Stuck Mouthpiece  Free****
*All prices on this list are considered to be an accurate range of estimates. The final price of any repair will be reflected on the final invoice.

 **Missing or defective parts that are not commonly replaced or kept in stock may have to be ordered directly from the manufacture. The cost of any special part will be displayed as a separate line item on the invoice and is not included in the estimates listed above. 

*** The final cost of a flush and clean will be based on the condition of the instrument upon arrival, the make and model as well as the age of the instrument. Re-lacquering and refinishing is not included in the cost of a flush and clean

**** We will happily remove any mouthpiece that has been damaged or stuck in your instruments lead pipe at no charge. However we are not responsible for any damange that may have previously been done due to an impropper removal attempts. 

FAQ's about Brass Instruments and COVID-19

 Harris Band Instruments is taking all provisions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 including following procedures recommended by the CDC and the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair technicians (NAPBIRT) https://napbirt.org/page/COVID-19_Resources
Can anything be sterilized? 

Anything that has been “Sterilized” means it is 100% free of any type of pathogen. Sterilization is a very specific medical procedure and is not under ANY situation a service we can offer. Even if an item is sterilized in a medical setting - the moment it is exposed to the air, it's no longer sterile. Thus sterilized items are always packed in very special packaging. Using the word "sterilize" is inaccurate, it's also unethical and intentionally misleading. Therefore Harris Band Instruments does not refer to any instrument or any procedure we perform as being sterile.
What are Ultrasonic cleaners and are they effective against pathogens?

Ultrasonic cleaners are machines that submerge an instrument in a vat of mostly water with few chemicals and blast the instruments with extremely high frequency sound waves in order to remove any “crud” that may accumulate on the inside of the instrument. The benefit of an ultrasonic machine is they can clean and instrument very quickly and is the reason why many band instrument repair shops have invested in them. However the solution used in the ultrasonic machine is mostly water and does absolutely nothing to destroy pathogens such as COVID-19 In order to destroy the virus a strong concentration of soap and water is needed. Just as washing your hands with soap and water is recommended to protect yourself from the virus, we use soap and water to clean and protect your instruments.
Red Rot issues:

Red rot also commonly known as brass rot is an issue in brass instruments especially if they are older and heavily used. The most common type of brass used in musical instruments is an alloy of approximately 70% copper and 30% zinc with a few other trace elements mixed in. When the brass is exposed to acidic conditions such as saliva, the zinc can slowly leach out of the brass leaving only the copper. This can make the copper extremely brittle and nearly impossible to work with and remove any dents as the brass will crack open. Any parts that show extensive red rot will have to be replaced.