Repair Services

Chances are good that if your brass, woodwind, string, or percussion instrument needs repair, we can fix it! The list below is just a sample of the types of repairs we can perform. Should you have any questions about instrument repair, please contact us. Estimates are FREE!

Services performed by Ellis Music's professional staff include (but are not limited to):

Tuba photo


  • Dent removal
  • Cork replacement
  • Water key replacement
  • Freeing stuck slides
  • Soldering
  • Valve refitting
  • Internal cleaning
  • Polishing
Bassoon photo


  • Pad replacement
  • Cork replacement
  • Spring replacement
  • Straightening bent keys
  • Soldering
  • Oiling
  • Internal cleaning
  • Adjustments & regulation
  • Crack pinning, filling, and seam repair
  • Polishing
Violin and bow photo


  • String replacement
  • Peg replacement, shortening, and refitting
  • Bridge replacement, adjusting, and refitting
  • Soundpost replacement and refitting
  • Tailgut replacement and adjustment
  • Fingerboard removal, regluing, shimming, and replacement
  • Nut replacement and adjustment
  • Neck reset
  • Tonal adjustment
  • Bow rehairing and replacement
Bass Drum photo


  • Head replacement
  • Tuning
  • Snare/throw repair and replacement
  • Hardware part replacement
  • Timpani tuning guage installation, repair, and replacement
  • Mallet percussion key restringing
  • Retrofitting

** Due to the time and labor involved, a $55 transport charge will be assessed for timpani, chimes, marimbas, xylophones, and vibraphones that are picked up at a school by an Ellis Music representative if no work is done to the instrument. This charge is waived if the instrument is repaired or replaced.