ATLANTA PROWINDS

Woodwind & Brasswind Repair

“BEST OF ATLANTA”
Musical Instrument Repair Shop
2018, 2019, 2020

Atlanta ProWinds is a music instrument repair company specializing in woodwind and brass wind repair.  The shop was established in 2017 by owner, Neil Newcomb, and has served a diverse group of clients and musicians, including members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, community music ensembles and groups, and middle and high school band students

Atlanta ProWinds also provides educational services to band directors in the area by teaching classes on repair specialties at the local colleges and universities.   In addition, hired technicians help assist with the purchasing of new or used instruments by evaluating the financial worth of the instrument. Atlanta ProWinds values each instrument as if it were a personal investment, while making modifications at the highest professional level.

Neil Newcomb

LOCATION

Atlanta Prowinds Repair Shop
5152 Memorial Drive, Suite 102,
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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PHONE

(770) 715-1355
Repairs by appointment only.
Please call or text before you visit.

EMAIL

neil@atlantaprowinds.com

HOURS

Mon. – Thurs. 10:30 am – 4:00 pm*
Fri. – Sat. 10:30 am – 4:00 pm*
Sun. & Holidays – Closed
*Or By Appointment

 

Atlanta Prowinds Repair Shop is located in Stone Mountain, GA. Call ahead to for an appointment to bring your instrument to the shop. 

For your convenience, you can drop off your repair at several music stores throughout the Atlanta metro area.

Repair Drop-off Locations

 

Music Instrument Repair | Atlanta ProWinds | Saxophone Repair | Woodwind Repair | Brass Repair

MISSION STATEMENT

Atlanta ProWinds is a music instrument repair company specializing in woodwind and brass wind repair. Our mission is to repair, modify, or configure wind instruments to not only play to their highest potential but to also customize each horn to every customers playing situation.

Atlanta ProWinds technicians are all highly sought after freelance musicians who understand the importance of quality repairs done in a timely fashion at a cost effective rate. Our technicians have studied the repair craft with some of the leading names in the industry.

We strive to provide our clients with the tools and consultation they need to succeed and advise customers on improvements that can be made in our repair shop.

Atlanta ProWinds

MISSION STATEMENT

Atlanta ProWinds is a music instrument repair company specializing in woodwind and brass wind repair. Our mission is to repair, modify, or configure wind instruments to not only play to their highest potential but to also customize each horn to every customers playing situation.

Atlanta ProWinds technicians are all highly sought after freelance musicians who understand the importance of quality repairs done in a timely fashion at a cost effective rate. Our technicians have studied the repair craft with some of the leading names in the industry.

We strive to provide our clients with the tools and consultation they need to succeed and educate customers on improvements that can be made in our repair shop.

REPAIR SERVICES

All customer concerns should be addressed and shared prior to the start of the job. 

Woodwinds

Instruments are evaluated for current issues before the instrument is eligible for a playing condition adjustment where necessary keys/parts are removed adjusted and lubricated. The playing condition adjustment covers replacing up to four pads on the instrument. If more than four pads need replaced, an additional charge will be added per pad ($10.00 for saxophone and bassoon; $5.00 for flute, clarinet, and oboe). Regulation, including materials and screw adjustments, is completed after pads are leveled to their tone holes. Mechanical issues such as binding, loss of motion, or other circumstances also will be addressed. After repairs are completed, the case is vacuumed, then the instrument is dusted and wiped down before customer arrival.

Brass

Instruments are taken apart, cleaned, and lubricated. Binding or sticking valves/rotors are burnished/lapped/adjusted to the proper working order. Minor dent work on the body of the instrument may be included depending on the working condition of the instrument. Minor slide work and adjustments are included. All slides and valves will be properly lubricated. Up to three solders will be completed if attention is needed. Although felts and water keys are included, additional parts will be charged. The instrument evaluation does not include internal cleaning (chemical clean), moderate to severe dent work, or rethreading casings from heavy damage.

PLAYING CONDITION PRICE LIST

PLAYING CONDITION PRICE LIST

Flute $60-120
Oboe $60-120
Clarinet $60-120
Bass Clarinet $80-150
Bassoon $80-150
Saxophone $80-150
Baritone Saxophone $80-175
Trumpet $60-100
Trombone $60-120
Euphonium $80-140
Tuba $80-120

OTHER SERVICES

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COA: Clean, Oil, & Adjust (woodwinds)
  • Recommended for all woodwinds every 2 years
  • Complete disassembly
  • Chemical clean of saxophone and flute bodies (dipped)
  • Body of clarinets are cleaned with organic wood polish (APW does not use traditional bore oil)
  • All hinge tubes are degreased and cleaned
  • Hinge rods are straightened and thoroughly cleaned on bench motor or lathe
  • Pads are cleaned
  • Clarinet and oboe tone holes are thoroughly cleaned and scraped of buildup
  • Hand polish and clean keys (keys are not dipped)
  • Other modifications may be recommended and installed
  • Prices vary. An estimate will be provided after evaluation.
Woodwind Mouthpiece Refacing
  • Curve adjusted; table flattened
  • Tip and baffle changes: after consultation
  • Refacing services by appointment only

Woodwind Cracks / Tenon Repair

APW can provide solutions to your cracked woodwind instrument. We can replace snapped or broken tenons on clarinets.

Consultation required.

Chemical Clean: brass instruments only
  • Recommended once a year typically
  • All parts removed
  • Body, slides, and valves are placed in safe but effective dip
  • Body is thoroughly brushed and cleaned
  • Valve felts changed
  • New water key corks
  • Rotors restrung and adjusted
  • Minor dent work
  • Hand polish
  • Case cleaned
  • Mouthpieces sanitized
  • Prices vary by instrument type, make, and model. Call for consultation.
Trombone Hand Slide Setups and Rebuilds
  • Hand slides are completely taken apart
  • Each slide is placed on leveling block and adjusted individually
  • Dents on tubes are burnished and adjusted
  • Re-assemble all parts and settle solder
  • Lubricate and play test
  • By appointment only
Dent Removal and Repair

We offer various solutions for a wide variety of dents and dings that may happen including magnetic dent ball removal. After your instrument is inspected we will provide a quote for the work that needs to be done.

OVERHAUL / RE-PADDING BY CONSULTATION ONLY

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Flute
  • complete disassembly
  • body tube inspected for dents (overhaul only)
  • tone holes and pad cups leveled (overhaul only)
  • all materials changed and adjusted
  • pads leveled and regulated
  • customers may request what pads they would prefer
  • all hinge tubes adjusted and cleaned (overhaul only)
  • body dipped (overhaul only)
  • keys dipped and polished (overhaul only)
  • 1 year warranty on labor

Clarinet
  • complete disassembly
  • tone holes sharpened and pad cups leveled (overhaul only)
  • all materials changed and adjusted
  • pads leveled and regulated
  • customers may request what pads they would prefer
  • all hinge tubes adjusted and cleaned (overhaul only)
  • resonance modification (overhaul only)
  • body cleaned
  • keys dipped and polished (overhaul only)
  • technician will consult on modifications that may improve the overall performance of the overhaul
  • 1 year warranty on labor

Saxophone
  • complete disassembly
  • body tube inspected for dents (overhaul only)
  • tone holes and pad cups leveled (overhaul only)
  • all materials changed and adjusted
  • pads leveled and regulated
  • customers may request what pads they would prefer
  • all hinge tubes adjusted and cleaned (overhaul only)
  • body dipped (overhaul only)
  • keys dipped and polished (overhaul only)
  • technician will consult on modifications that may improve the overall performance of the overhaul (Pad types, resonators, Key risers, nodal point adjustments)
  • 1 year warranty on labor

APW REPAIR TECHNICIANS

Neil Newcomb

Neil Newcomb repairs a saxophoneNeil is the owner of Atlanta ProWinds and a woodwind and brass repair specialist and technician. He graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance.  In addition to saxophone and other woodwinds he specialized in jazz performance.

After establishing his own business in 2017 with Atlanta ProWinds, Neil has grown in reputation and demand in metropolitan Atlanta as one of the top repair techs in the area. He was awarded “BEST OF ATLANTA” in instrument repair after his first full year of business and followed successively with more awards every year through 2020.

Judith Gilbert

music instrument repair, flute repair, atlanta prowinds, woodwind repairJudith began studying flute repair as part of her Masters degree with Dr. Eldred Spell in 2008. Primarily a flutist and teacher herself, her original intention was to be able to work on her own instrument and her student’s instruments. However, demand for her skills grew, and in 2014 she took over the flute repairs at Carere Music in Atlanta.

Her meticulous work along with her experience and knowledge of what performers and students need have kept her workbench full ever since.

Sam Skelton

Sam Skelton | Atlanta ProWindsSam has been repairing band instruments since 1992 and apprenticed with Glen McCoy and Wil Grizzle. His work has been sought out by many prominent professionals such as; Walt Weiskopf, Bob Reynolds, James King, Alto Reed, Peter Ponzol, Mace Hibbard and Brian Hogans. He focuses on efficient ergonomics on every instrument he repairs to ensure that the player’s “vehicle” provides ease of expression and technique for all clients, regardless of performance level.

Ben Davis

Ben has been active on the Atlanta music scene for the pastmusic instrument repair, saxophone repair, atlanta prowinds, woodwind repair, brass repair 25 years as a freelance woodwind performer and teacher. He has worked with independent artists The Black Lips, Prefuse 73, Washed Out and Curtis Harding among others and has appeared on over 50 albums. He currently is a member of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, West End Motel, Edgewood Saxophone Trio, The Purkinje Shift and Diamond Street Players. He has apprenticed woodwind and brass repair under Neil Newcomb for the past two years.

Doug Geiman

Doug Geiman, brass repair tech at Atlanta ProWindsA recent addition to Atlanta’s music scene, Doug is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he participated in NOLA’s famous street music, second lines, and parades as a trombone and bass trombonist. He has played with various brass ensembles including: The Dirty Dozen, The
Gumbo Dozen, Bonearama, and Bout’ It Brass Band, and has been teaching low brass since 2004.

Doug took an interest in repairing instruments in 2010 and began apprenticing under Brian Falcon at Zeagler’s Music in Baton Rouge, LA where he later came to run the same shop. While he specializes in brass repair, Doug’s commitment to the craft as a whole has earned him the confidence of players such as Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Dr. David Johansen, and John Spelic.

Doug has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Bass Trombone Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a degree in Band Instrument Repair from MSCS in Redwing, Minnesota.

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