Let’s face it. Instruments grow older or get damaged and need some serious TLC (or repair and maintenance)!

Service is available for quality playing condition repair and modification work on any brass instrument.

Among the services offered are:

  • Professional Cleaning and Servicing
  • Piston and Rotor Valve repair
  • Rotor Bearing tightening and fitting
  • Valve alignment
  • Hand Slide repair (Trombone)
  • Dent removal
  • Soldering
  • Rotor Linkage conversion
  • Tuning Slide Lever fabrication and installation
  • French Horn Adjustable Hand Crutch and Finger Hook installation
  • French Horn Screw Bell installation

Our Repair Techs:

Mike Morse

Mike has been repairing and modifying brass instruments for over 35 years. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree in French horn performance, then a diploma in instrument repair from the Red Wing Technical repair program, Mike moved to Durham, NC in 1981. His work experience has included working for the areas largest music dealer as a brass technician, then department manager, and owning his own business. During that time Mike has done repeat work for most of the local professional brass players, the Tuba Exchange, and draws work from all around the southeast.




Dillon Johnson

Dillon is our resident tuba player, and repair tech. Upon graduating high school, Dillon enlisted in the US Army, serving 6 years with the 1st Infantry Division Band and overseas in the 8th US Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, as a tuba player. After completing his military commitment, he went to school at Renton Technical College where he earned his certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technologies. After completing repair school Dillon was trained under several accredited Band Instrument Repair Technicians. While doing so, he handled work for countless schools and pro musicians in Alabama. Dillon decided to move back to North Carolina in 2022. Dillon still serves as a tuba player for the 440th - North Carolina, Army National Guard Band, Triangle Brass Band, and Durham Medical Orchestra.



Each instrument is different and there are sometimes multiple solutions to get your instrument back in top playing condition! Talk to Dillon or Mike to find out what can be done, either can be reached at 919-493-5196.

For replacement parts for St Petersburg tubas or Tuba Exchange instruments, please call 919-493-5196 or email Dillon (dillon@tubaexchange.com).