Brass and Woodwind Instrument Repair in Norfolk

About

Dave Cowie has been a repairer of brass and woodwind instruments since 1996.

His love for brass instruments began at the age of 13, when he started to learn the tuba at school in Newcastle. After leaving school, Dave joined the Army as a musician and later transferred to the Territorial Army, as well as playing for a number of brass bands and orchestras in the North East.

Dave moved to London to study Musical Instrument Technology at London Guildhall University, specialising in brass and woodwind instruments. From here R.D.C Brass & Woodwind was born, initially based in Wanstead Music Shop and then moving to Dots, the Camden Music Shop, where his business started to grow.

Dave relocated to Norfolk in 2007 and runs R.D.C Brass and Woodwind part time from his workshop at home in Dereham. Dave prides himself in giving a professional service, offering honest advice and taking care in the repair and servicing of all brass and woodwind instruments from student to professional models.

Brass Price Guide

PLEASE NOTE. These prices are a guide – each repair will be quoted accurately on inspection.

General Service

• Strip valves and slides, clean instrument inside and out
• Descale valves and slides, polish inner slides and valve casing
• Replace valve felts and water key corks

 

Trumpet/Cornet/Flugal Horn

£35.00

Tenor Horn/3 Valved Baritone Horn

£40.00

4 Valved Baritone Horn/3 Valved Euphonium

£45.00

4 Valved Euphonium

£50.00

3 Valved Tuba 3/4 Size

£55.00

3 Valved Tuba Full Size

£60.00

4 Valved Tuba

£70.00

3 Valved French Horn

£45.00

4 Valved (Double) French Horn

£55.00

Trombone Service

  • Clean instrument inside and out
  • Polish inner hand slide and tuning slide, minor slide alignment
  • Replace water key cork and cork/felt bumpers
 

Straight Tenor

£35.00

Tenor/Bass 1 Valve

£40.00

Bass 2 Valves

 

£45.00

Dents & Soldering

Accessible Dents

from £20.00

Inaccessible Dents

from £40.00

Solder Joints (may lose lacquer)

from £15.00

Silver Solder Joints (will lose lacquer/silver)

from £25.00

Extra charges for extreme tarnish/dirt, seized slides or valves, valve springs, valve guides, water key or trigger springs.

Last updated: Feb 2020

Woodwind Price Guide

PLEASE NOTE. These prices are a guide – each repair will be quoted accurately on inspection.

General Service

  • Strip keywork, polish/oil body and bore, polish keys, clean pads and tone holes
  • Lubricate and reassemble keywork, replace cork/felt where required
  • Reseat pads where required, regulate keywork
 
 

Clarinet

£45.00

Flute

£60.00

Alto Sax

£65.00

Tenor Sax

£70.00

Repad - General Service plus replace all pads

Clarinet

£95.00

Flute

£125.00

Alto Sax

£160.00

Tenor Sax

£190.00

Extra charges for excessive dirt/tarnish, bent keywork or body and dent removal

Recork tenon joint (each) / during service

£15.00 / £10.00

Flute head cork

£15.00

Resize/reshape flute head or foot joint 

£15.00

Saxophone crook cork / during service

£15.00 / £10.00

SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE CORK WITH SERVICE

£10.00

Reshape crook joint

from £25.00

Dent Removal

Flute 

from £20.00

Saxophone

from £35.00

Crack pinning

from £15.00

Last updated: Feb 2020

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