Welcome to Valve & Reed

A musical instrument repairs and sales business based in the South West, in the centre of Cornwall. A studio workshop located at Princes House, an elegant Georgian mansion house set in the Artisan district of Truro. 

Offering specialist Brass and Woodwind instrument repairs plus a wide 

variety of both new & pre owned instruments available for sale, from 

quality student models to unique and rare professional vintage collectables, all reconditioned and covered by warranty.

A professional Brass and Woodwind Technician with over 30 years experience, having trained and worked in Europe, Japan and the USA. With my many years of expertise I'm able to offer the highest standard of technical advice and support both from my studio workshop and in the field.

Please contact if your instrument requires repair or custom modification.

If there is a specific instrument that you are searching for or you would like further information regarding any of the instruments that are currently for sale, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Prior arranged appointments are advised to avoid disappointment.

Advance repair bookings are welcome.

Collection and delivery service is available for both repairs and sales.


Latest Instruments for sale


Stephen Adcock

Brass and Woodwind

Instrument Specialist

Princes House

Princes Street




e: info@valveandreed.co.uk

m: 07934 872484

B&H Sovereign Globe Cornet £1200
Pre-owned Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Round Stamp Bb Cornet. Silver plated, large bore, circa 1979 - Used condition
Yamaha YCR2330SII Cornet - £395
Pre-owned Yamaha advanced student model Bb Cornet. Lightweight, Yellow-brass bell, Bell: 119.0mm (4-3/4"), ML bore: 11.73mm (0.462") Silverplate - Good condition
Yamaha YHR664 - £1650
Pre-owned YHR664 Intermediate level double French Horn. Ducks foot fitted, Paxman 3C mouthpiece, original case. Cosmetic damage to lacquer (80%) cleaned and serviced - Good condition


Stephen Adcock at Valve and Reed is a star. Fabulous work expertly carried out. My Yamaha Chicago Bb Trumpet now plays better than ever thanks to the leadpipe tweaks Stephen did.

—  Catherine Moore, Principal Trumpet BBC Concert Orchestra 

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