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

Hammig 650/2R Piccolo - £1995
Professional/Conservatoire level Piccolo with a rich, deep tonal character - Circa 2005, made in rosewood, with reformed wooden headjoint and silver replated. Cleaned and serviced - Excellent condition
Yamaha YHR664 - £1850
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
Yamaha YHR567 - £1850
Pre-owned YHR567 Intermediate level double French Horn, known for its sound quality, great projection and good tuning. Hoyer 2 & Tilz mouthpieces, original case. Minor cosmetic damage to lacquer, cleaned and serviced - Nice 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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