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Repair Service

Instrument repairs

Windblowers employ three qualified wind instrument repairers who have amassed many years of experience between them; indeed one repairer has been with Windblowers since the shop first opened.

We are able to carry out any repairs to all types of wind instruments or can even build you an instrument from scratch! (see the black rams horns below)

  • Complete instrument overhauls
  • Repadding
  • Recorking
  • Removing wear
  • Replacing broken tenons
  • Sleeving tenons
  • Pinning & cementing splits
  • Dent removal
  • Shortening barrels
  • Manufacture & fitting of specialist items
  • Tone hole replacement
  • Mouthpiece reboring
  • Keywork modifications
  • ... and much, much more!

This pair of black rams horns is one of the more unusual challenges which certainly tested the skills of our repairers:

Black Rams Horns

A customer from Inverness, Scotland, inspired by a religious text announcing that "all horns around the world shall sound for the Millennium" asked if it was possible to bore out a pair of black rams horns so that his church could celebrate the arrival of the Millennium in a most fitting and original way?

We very carefully and successfully, carved out the insides of both horns, turned two brass ferrules to fit snuggly over the ends so that a bugle mouthpiece could be fitted to each horn, two engraved brass plates were inset, the outside of each horn polished and finally, a display case was made to house these unique instruments - whether they'll survive to welcome the dawn of the next Millennium, only time will tell!

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  • Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-3pm
    Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday-Monday: Closed
  • Good Friday: Closed
    Easter Saturday: Closed
    Easter Sunday: Closed
    Bank Holiday Monday: Closed

Contact Windblowers

  • 75-77 Derby Road
    NG1 5BA
  • T: +44 115 941 0543

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