2114 Cherokee St. | St. Louis, MO 63118 | 314-664-1234 | info@saxquest.com

Brass Instrument Repair

Saxquest can repair more than just saxophones and woodwinds! We offer a full repair facility for all things brasswind as well. We offer a complete array of services from chemical flushes, to polishing, to major dent repair, including large brasswind instruments such as tubas and sousaphones.

Minor Repairs are billed at a rate of $50/hr shop rate


Chemical Flush

The slides are pulled and the instrument is inspected for foreign objects in the tubing. The instrument is cleaned and sanitized.
Any loose braces are soldered at additional charge. Any felts, corks, water key corks or faulty springs are replaced.
The mouthpiece is polished and the shank tip is rounded out (true). Stuck mouthpieces are pulled. All slides are cleaned; corrosion is removed and then lubricated. Aligned and the instrument is assembled and tested.
Pistons and rotors are checked for proper tit and operation. Necessary adjustments are made and rotors are re strung.
Trumpet $79 French Horn, Single $85
Cornet $79 French Horn, Double $100
Fluegelhom $79 Sousaphone $110
Trombone $79 3 Valve Tuba $95
Trombone, Single rotor $80 4 Valve Tuba $120
Trombone, Double rotor $95 Mellophone $89
Baritone, 3-valve $80 Marching French Horn $89
Baritone, 4-valve $95 4 Valve Rotor $145
Euphonium $95

Individual Services for Brasswinds:

Stuck Mouthpiece $12.00 Stuck Slide (includes removing stuck slides from instrument, clean & lubricate) $15.00 each
Frozen Slide (includes unsoldering of slide and extraction of inside slide tubes and chemical cleaning of slide) $25.00 each Solder Joints - soft/silver $20.00 each
French Horn Rotors (Clean, adjust, oil & restring {no flush}) $25.00 each Replace Water Key Spring $5.00 each
Replace Water Key Corks $2.50 each
Polish Silver Instrument (only with flush)
Trumpet/T-bone $45
Baritone $85
Tuba $125
Sousaphone $150
Note: Polishing price is in addition to charges for chemical flush
By Quote Only:
Dent work Trombone slide repair Straighten bent pistons, casings, & rotors Adjust rotors for side and endplay
Align bent body, bell or tubing Case Repair
Request a quote and/or time frame for repair work.