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.
How do you clean an oboe? It is one of life’s biggest mysteries. No, not really. But it seems like it must be because I see so many dirty oboes coming through our shop! The most important thing to understand … Continued
What a Summer we have had here at North Georgia Band! We were super busy at the shop – in addition to servicing over 600 instruments (a new record!) we spent a week in Detroit, Michigan training at the Muramatsu … Continued
What Not to Repair A common problem that any musician faces is an emergency instrument repair and perhaps more importantly the question of when to stop and send the horn to a professional repair shop. Below we will offer some … Continued
Does your trombone section have an airy sound? Have you checked the water key corks? It is such a simple thing that makes a drastic difference in the sound. Try using self adhesive neoprene water key corks. They are easy … Continued
We are clearing out some space for this summer’s repairs and we have a TON of stuff to get rid of in a hurry! Everything is being sold on a first-come first-served basis – if you see something you like … Continued
Two weeks ago we posted an article about the importance of chemical cleaning in brass instruments. Although most woodwinds are not made of brass, there should still be an emphasis on cleaning the instruments. There was a case recently in … Continued
How to Adjust Your Saxophone Octave Key 1. When assembled, both the neck and body octave keys should be fully closed. If not, flex the bottom of the neck octave key toward the neck cork. 2. When the octave thumb … Continued
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