This Category features fairly informally interesting jobs that come across our bench.
We seem to be seeing more and more professional flutes coming past our bench for repair. Recently we have refined our process to ensure that the silver polish work we […]
With Christmas and the holiday season almost upon us it can be a good time to take stock. For me in the shop, this year has been a combination of […]
The last week has been a clarinet repair fest in Wellington. Bb and A Selmer Recitals, a Selmer Series10S A, Tosca Bb and a Tosca A.
Got to say I love these. Probably because I’m an Alto sax player and it sits in the range I feel at home in. Pretty tempted to look for one […]
This gives a pretty good idea of what moister and a lack of servicing can do to the steels on your saxophone. Luckily we managed to get this one out. […]
Today we had the cool job of converting this Alexander 104 Fixed bell french horn. Take a look at the video above of the process and the pics below of […]
This week we had the NZSO Schagerl rotary trumpets in store. Beautifully made and a joy to work on. Largely these only needed a ultrasonic clean, valve alignment, and checking […]
This shows a Mateki flute repad on the bench in Auckland after the hard prep work and ready to begin the padding and putting the instrument back together. This flute […]
Today I got to service one of the bigger instruments we get through the shop. I still think the Contra Bass Clarinet takes the cake but for size this is […]
This pictorial article will step you through the replacement of a Paxman french horn bell replcement that we did, this time the reverse from a detachable bell back to an […]