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Looking after your instrument

It's generally easy to keep you instrument in good working order. By following our maintenance guidelines you'll greatly reduce the chances of mechanical problems whilst you're playing. You'll also find they will help you avoid large repair bills and maximise the resale value of your instrument.

For information on looking after your instrument and a maintenance schedule in PDF format, select from the links below (requires Adobe Acrobat reader):
Brass instruments with piston valves
(including trumpet, cornet, tenor/baritone horn, euphonium and tuba)
French horn
(and rotary valve trumpets and tubas)
Double reed instruments
(including oboe, cor anglais and bassoon)

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