Basically Brass

Our combination of M.D.R.S. dent removal, bore scope valve/rotor alignment and ultrasonic cleaning, and valve refitting, puts us in the unique position to offer you the most advanced techniques and equipment AND the least invasive to your instrument.

Utilizing our services, as described below, you will find that your instrument will be properly serviced and cleaned, and will result in SUPERIOR mechanical performance in all aspects. Please read on,..

MDRS - MAGNETIC DENT REMOVAL SYSTEM

We have incorporated the most technologically advanced system of removing dents from brass instruments. We have all the needed tooling, including the new MDRS system. This system, designed BY repair guys FOR repair guys, allows removal of most dents all the way down to a 1" diameter on inside tubing. Prior to MDRS, branches had to be pulled and extensive soldering had to be done. The biggest advantage to you, the customer, is the time saved in not tearing the horn apart, as well as less damage done to the lacquer or silver finish from disassembly and reassembly. This saves you money and saves your horn from further damage.

BORE SCOPING VALVES

The Bore scope is a revolutionary tool that allows us to visually align the upstroke and down stroke of each piston valve perfectly. It is most effective for rotor valves. Not all factory witness-marks are correct, nor do they provide or guarantee proper alignment. Factory installed valve regulation felts are often not the correct thickness for correct port alignment. The Bore scope allows us to visually inspect and correctly adjust each valve and rotor perfectly, for correct porting.

ULTRASONIC CLEANING

Ironically, we clean brass instruments using "sound waves". The Ultrasonic cleaner delivers these "sound waves" into a cleaning solution, by means of a series of transducers mounted to the side of a tank. The sound travels throughout the tank and creates waves of compression and expansion in the liquid. This compression and expansion is so dramatic that the liquid molecules are ripped apart, creating microscopic bubbles. The bubbles are very small and exist for only a split second. The bubbles contain a partial vacuum while they exist. As the pressure around the bubbles becomes greater, the fluid around the bubble rushes in, collapsing the bubble very rapidly. This violent collapse, combined with the liquid jets velocity, provides a very intense cleaning/scrubbing action in a concentrated area. This scrubbing action exists throughout the entire cleaning bath. Utilizing application-specific detergents, I can get your horn cleaner than with any other approach.

Prior to Ultrasonic cleaning, you had a number of options, none of which were really pleasant. If your horn really got somewhat clean inside, your instrument was dunked in all sorts of acids, then brushed out, and hopefully rinsed out. This left the instrument etched, and who knows if it ever stopped etching? Have your valves ever been the same, since the first acid bath? The combination of Ultrasonic cleaning and the power flushing that I do, will leave your horn as clean as it can, or ever will, be. NO harsh chemicals. NO weird taste in your mouth. Just the cleanest, freshest, best playing horn you can imagine. Combine this service with Bore scope valve alignment, and in most cases, it will play better than new

Key Points to Consider

This is what differentiates us from other repair shops in the Phoenix valley metro area:

  • Most repairs done in 1-2 days
  • Evening and weekend drop-off service available
  • Emergency repairs available for professional musicians
  • Pick up & delivery available for bulk repairs
  • MDRS - Magnetic Dent Removal System
  • Saxophone Overhauls and Custom Voicing
  • Clarinet, Flute & All Woodwind Overhauls
  • All work guaranteed
  • All brands serviced - We don't maintain an Exclusion List
  • State of the art Ultrasonic Cleaning - all Brass Winds, Flute and Sax bodies
  • Bore scope valve alignment
  • Custom brass work available
  • Custom Saxophone work available
  • NAPBIRT Repair Tech (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians)
  • Member of the Arizona Flute Society
  • Everything from minor play conditions to custom and complete overhauls. Piccolos to Tubas!
  • All instruments are played before leaving the shop. They play all notes, top to bottom with equal pressure and ease.
  • Instructions on care and handling of all instruments available upon request
  • Valve rebuilding and refitting
  • AND,.. We sell some of the best instruments made, anytime, anywhere