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Brass Repair Services & Prices

At Sleister Music, we support the joy of music for both players and educators with exacting repairs. We have the tools, equipment, and expertise to do this.



Instrument Ultrasonic Cleaning Rate


Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn $60


Trombone, straight $60 

Trombone, single rotor $80

Trombone, double rotor $100


French horn, single $100

French horn, double $120


Baritone/Euphonium, 3 valve $80

Baritone/Euphonium, 4 valve $90


Tuba, 3 valve $90

Tuba, 4 valve piston $100

Tuba, 4 valve rotary $130

Sousaphone,  removable valve section $110

Sousaphone,  fixed removable valve section $120


Mellophone $75

Marching Baritone $75


Fine hand silver polish $20 (trumpet) - $80 (tuba) depending on size of instrument

Minimum Charge $20



What Ultrasonic Cleaning Includes:

  • Disassembly of the instrument

  • Ultrasonic cleaning of the body, rotors, slides, and valves

  • Scratch brushing of rotors

  • Replacement of discolored or worn felts, corks, and valve guides

  • Cleaning of case

  • Lubrication with long-lasting synthetic oils/greases and reassembly

  • Polishing of silver plating or lacquer

  • Removal of minor reachable dents on the bell, as defined below:

    • Dents on the bell from the flare to the first crook, bow, or ferrule (we can show you what this is if you are unfamiliar)

    • Dents that can be removed by a mandrel, rod, or roller- NOT requiring ball-and-driver or MDRS

    • Sousaphone- detachab`le bell plus the receiver up until the ferrule connecting it to the first branch

    • The repairperson can do it in under 10 minutes

    • *Any dent work taking longer than this is not included in the cleaning price/job*



What Good Playing Condition Includes:

  • Ultrasonic cleaning if needed

  • Removal of reachable dents (from $10)

  • Removal of large unreachable dents if >30% of tube diameter (by estimate)

  • Pulling of stuck slides (from $10/slide)

  • If slides stuck, grindy, or discolored, buffing and polishing of slides ($15-30)

  • Repair all sticky or sluggish valves, pistons, and slides (from $15)

  • Alignment and dent removal of trombone slide (from $15)

  • Repair broken solder joints (from $10 per joint)

  • Case repair, if needed (from $15)

  • Any additional issue you want addressed or which are affecting functionality


Will Sleister Music pick up instruments from my building?

Yes- we can pick up and drop off, just ask!

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Before photos below: dirty trumpet with stuck valves, stuck slides, and mechanical issues
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After photos below: trumpet cleaned, corrosion and organic material removed, slides polished to prevent future corrosion and seizing
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