Welcome to North Georgia Band!
From professional and custom models to student instruments we have an extensive parts inventory and the most current tools and technology to ensure that you will receive the best service in the Atlanta area. We are proud to offer a 2-3 day turnaround on most repairs and focus entirely on offering our customers the best service in town at a competitive price. We visit many local schools in Gwinnett, Hall and Forsyth counties and surrounding areas as well as maintain a network of affiliate music stores for convenient pickup and delivery options.
Why is chemical cleaning your brass instruments so important? No one would use a table setting day after day without proper cleaning, yet brass instruments are played continuously without regard for health, sanitary conditions, or the damaging effects on the … Continued
TIP OF THE WEEK: In the image above you can see an interesting repair – a Bach Stradivarius bass trombone with a cracked handslide receiver-to-F Rotor casing knuckle. While not necessarily a common problem on bass or F-attachment trombones, it … Continued
Last week, we told you about the importance of oiling piston valves. The same ideas hold true for rotary valves but the application is a little trickier. If you look at the picture at the top of the post it … Continued
Oiling piston valves is the single most important aspect of everyday playing for brass musicians. You can liken the importance of oiling the valves to the importance of keeping oil in your car. Without it, your car won’t run. Without … Continued
When was the last time you changed your drumheads? While the material of the drum shell and the quality of the hardware is important to the sound quality of the drum, nothing contributes more to a good sound than the … Continued
In the world of repair, there is no licensing process. Any person can nail a sign to his or her door and start to work on instruments. There are schools for repair and apprectice programs but there is not a … Continued
Last week we discussed some of the rough points of installing a pad in a woodwind instrument. This week we want to share some information about different types of pads for your horns. There are very few large-scale pad manufacturers … Continued
Let’s talk about pads! Many times we will be asked to change a pad in a woodwind instrument on-site or bring a pad with us to replace (i.e. “Can you bring a Bb pad for a clarinet? An Eb pad … Continued
Buying an instrument can be a confusing and difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be! You just have to know what features you want, your price range for spending, and a reputable source for your purchase. You can consult … Continued
How do you avoid a tenon replacement on your bassoon or bass clarinet? These instruments are very long and are sometimes difficult to handle for a student that is a little more vertically challenged. Try using a neck strap to … Continued