New Location For Our Repair Shop

4259 Kings Troop Road, Stone Mountain GA 30083

 

The Inman Street Location is closed

ABOUT ATLANTA PROWINDS

A WORD FROM PRESIDENT, NEIL NEWCOMB

“Atlanta ProWinds LLC was established in 2016 by owner Neil Newcomb. Neil has been in and near a repair shop for over 15 years studying, repairing or just practicing. As an established saxophonist and woodwind doubler he has found himself in a unique situation to provide quality repairs and modifications to fellow musical colleagues. Atlanta ProWinds, under Neil’s guidance, has served MANY diverse musicians from members of the Atlanta Symphony, Military bases, middle and high school students, and even out of state touring acts (trombone shorty, big bad voodoo daddy, doobie brothers) Atlanta ProWinds provides educational services to band directors by teaching classes on Repair in colleges across the metro-Atlanta area. In addition, all technicians can provide assistance with the purchase of new or used instruments and evaluate the worth of the instrument. Atlanta ProWinds values each instrument as if it were their own, making modifications that professional players need, this is what separates them from their competitors.”.

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 educate 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

Woodwinds

Instruments are evaluated for current issues. Afterwards, if the instrument is eligible for a Playing Condition adjustment, necessary keys/parts are removed adjusted and lubricated. Playing condition covers the replacement of up to 4 pads if necessary, after 4 there is an additional charge per pad ($5.00 flute, clarinet and oboe $10.00 saxophone and bassoon). 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 will be addressed. Other customer concerns should be known prior to the start of the job. Instrument is dusted off, wiped down, and case vacuumed.

Brass

Instruments are taken apart, cleaned, and lubricated. Binding or sticking valves/rotors are burnished/lapped/adjusted to proper working order. Minor dents on body etc. 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 3 solders can be completed. Felts and water keys are included, additional parts will be charged. Does not include internal clean (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

All closed by default
COA: Clean, Oil, & Adjust (woodwinds)
Recommended on 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 and will be estimated after consultation

Woodwind Mouthpiece Refacing
  • adjustment of curve and flattening of the table
  • customers wishing changes in tip and baffle will be consulted
  • by appointment only

Woodwind Cracks / Tenon Repair
APW does provide solutions to cracked woodwind instruments. We do have the capability to 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
  • assemble all parts back together and settle solder
  • lubricated and play tested
  • 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 instrument is inspected we will offer you a quote for the work 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

TECHNICIANS

Judith Gilbert

Judith 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 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 past 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.

Josh Allen

Josh Allen is a bassist, luthier, and educator who has performed across the U.S. as well as in venues throughout the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Japan.

A native of Atlanta, Josh is returning after living and performing in Miami and New York since 2007.

Josh attended the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he performed for three years with the internationally recognized Frost Concert Jazz Band.

The vibrant multicultural music scene in Miami helped Josh to grow into a very versatile bassist, feeling equally at home playing acoustic and electric bass as well as many different styles of music.

He became one of the most in-demand bassists in South Florida, performing with such artists as Christian Sands, Randy Brecker, Ignacio Berroa, Martin Bejerano, Stefon Harris, Troy Roberts, Emmet Cohen, Gary Campbell, and many others. He also tours and records with Negroni’s Trio, appearing on their Latin Grammy-Nominated album On the Way, as well as their most recent album New Era.

TESTIMONIALS


Neil is the man! I am so happy to have found him. He takes pride in what he does and really pays attention to details. My old horn is sensitive and needs the great attention and care constantly that Neil gives. Everyone should try Neil out.

– Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks, Wolfpack)


I’ve been in Atlanta for 15 years, and Neil Newcomb is hands down the best saxophone repair guy in the city! He cares about his work and it shows.

– Mike Burton (Jill Scott, Good Times Brass Band, BET)


“There is NOBODY I trust more with my horns!  Neil has been nothing short of a miracle worker when I just couldn’t figure out why my sax just isn’t playing as good as it should.  It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro – Neil listens to what you’re trying to do and set’s up your instrument so that there is no barrier between what’s in your head and what’s coming out of the end of your horn.  I’ve been using him for years because he is the best in the business.  You can rest assured and trust your most important equipment to Neil without hesitation!”

– Tom Regeski (Professional saxophonist, Delta pilot)


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