Product of the month in June: sheet music

Dear Customers,

As practice sessions get back into swing in many places, there’s an opportunity to get back to active playing. If you’re still looking for something to practice, do stop by. Here’s what we have in stock:

  • Methods for the trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn, horn and tuba
  • Etudes for the trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, horn, tuba and various groups of instruments
  • Duets for various ensembles
  • Trombone quartets
  • Brass quintets
  • A large selection of brass choir literature (books from the various state churches, standards, rare sheet music editions)

In addition to the selection in our shop, we can order almost any work of sheet music for you. Thanks to our stock at the shop, you can first have a browse and take a look at what you might want to buy and take advantage of our professional advice.

Just stop by and browse our sheet music shelf!

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in May: care products

During the corona pandemic, when people may not be playing as much, it’s especially important to take good care of one’s instrument so it will remain in good working order even after not being used for a while. Valves and slides should be oiled or greased and worked regularly. We have all the products you need for that purpose.

We always stock a wide range of valve and trigger oils of any viscosity you can think of as well as various lubricants for trombone slides and tuning slide grease. In terms of surface care, we offer a variety of silver polishes, silver cleaning cloths, lacquer polish as well as a special polish for untreated instruments. If you’re looking to clean the inside of your instrument yourself, we can help you out with snake and mouthpiece brushes. We’ll be happy to advise you on the best products for you.

Of course, we can ship anything you need to your doorstep as well. Get in touch.

The Kroning family

Product of the month in March: used instruments

Dear Customers,

This time around, we’d like to direct your attention to our broad selection of used instruments. We regularly buy instruments, which are then cleaned, repaired and sold on. Also, we sell instruments on commission. Each instrument is inspected in our master craftsman’s workshop and only offered for sale once it’s in good playing order.

Currently, we have variously pitched rotary- and piston valve trumpets in stock, as well as a cornet, various trombones, baritone horns and tubas. Chances are we have just what you’re looking for at the right price! Here, you can find all items for sale, complete with pictures and details:

As usual, you can also find our used instruments for sale listed further down in the newsletter. Should you have any questions, need advice or would like to try out an instrument, don’t hesitate to approach us. Even if you can’t find what you’re looking for right now, we’ll be happy to put your name in our database and notify you once we have an instrument coming in that fits the bill.

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in February: complete overhaul

Dear Customers,

This month, we’d like to direct your attention to our overhaul service. Yes, it is possible to return your instrument to as-new condition! This involves not just reconditioning the valves but also smoothing out the surface and adding lacquer or another finish as desired. Beforehand, we’ll discuss with you in depth what your instrument needs, help you determine if a complete overhaul is a good investment in your case and talk price. Once we have your go-ahead, we’ll get started. If necessary, the surface will be stripped of lacquer, then the valves tightened and lapped and the instrument’s inside cleaned. We’ll remove any dents and scratches and, if necessary, unsolder the instrument to access parts that are difficult to get to. Everything that can’t be repaired will be replaced. Corroded parts will either be replaced or we’ll add a guard to them. Once the instrument is whole again, we’ll polish it and add a lacquer finish, silver plating, brushed finish etc., as desired – an upgrade that will extend your instrument’s life. If you wish, we can take pictures documenting the repairs.

We’re happy to give you advice and answer all your questions regarding this service.

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in December: Christmas presents

Dear Customers,

You might have guessed it: December’s product of the month is Christmas presents. If you’re still short on those, you might want to stop by to browse our shop. We have everything a musician’s heart might desire – and not just for brass players! In addition to music stands, for example, we offer a variety of accessories such as cup holders, mute holders, various shelves and extensions for sheet music desks, lamps, magnets etc. We also stock metronomes and tuners. Our gold-plated instrument-shaped pins and bottle openers with an instrument engraving make excellent gifts, too. If you don’t want to play music yourself but simply enjoy listening to it, we offer CDs with brass sounds for Yuletide or any other occasion. As always, our usual range of products awaits: accessories, care products, cases and bags, mutes, sheet music, instrument stands, brass instruments by various manufacturers etc. Not sure what the right gift is for a specific person? Go ahead and get them a gift voucher!

All the best and happy Advent season!

The Kroning family

Product of the month in November: cleaning products 10 % off

Dear customers,

These days, it’s even more important to ensure hygiene and cleanliness. Everything you need to keep your brass instrument clean is available from our shop. Mouthpiece disinfectant is a useful tool that comes in small bottles, will fit any case and can be carried anywhere. Also, we stock small mouthpiece brushes for those times when you want to give your mouthpiece a thorough cleaning under running water. Snake brushes of various sizes adapted to your instrument are available for cleaning it on the inside. You can use them to clean your instrument yourself in the bath with lukewarm water and a bit of detergent. Of course, we’ll be happy to advise you on the right way to do it. For everyday finish care after playing, we have lacquer polish in store, as well as silver polish and silver polish cloths for silver-plated instruments. You can also get the correct polish for a high shine on unlacquered instruments from us. A special spray for neutralising odours will give your instrument case a nice smell. All cleaning products mentioned here come with a 10-% discount for the duration of November! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to us. Contact us, or stop by our shop during business hours.

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in September: trombone slide lubricant

Dear customers,

This month, we‘d like to direct your attention to our broad selection of trombone slide lubricants. We carry a broad range to take into the account the fact that each trombone slide is different and has its own requirements for lubricants, according to its construction and age. For example, Trombotine, a light grease, is still a go-to for older slides with a damaged chrome coating or no chrome coating at all. On new and well-maintained slides, Yamaha Trombone Slide Lubricant works very nicely. For the average slide, we have popular lubricants like Slide-o-Mix, Slide-o-Mix Rapid Comfort, Reka Superslide as well as La Tromba Slide Oil P3 on offer. We also recommend a small spray bottle of Slide-o-Mix for spraying water on the slide after greasing, a great accessory to carry in your instrument case. The important thing to remember is not to mix different lubricants as this might lead to clumps. That’s why you should wipe the inside and outside of a slide thoroughly, or have it professionally cleaned, before applying a new type of lubricant. We’re happy to give you advice on choosing the right lubricant for your trombone slide.

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in October: cases and bags

Dear customers,

This month, we feature our wide selection of cases and bags for brass instruments. We stock a whole variety of products from different manufacturers. In terms of cases, we offer top-quality light cases from Protec, for example. They are sturdy and have great build quality as well as durable zippers and great accessories such as high-quality backpack straps and locks. Also, the adjustable padding of Protec’s iPac cases can be precisely fitted to your instrument or combination of instruments in the case of multiple-instrument cases. Our offerings also include hard cases by the traditional Winter brand and by Kariso, a company making cases suitable for our kuhlohorns, among other instruments. Apart from standard cases, the Bags brand product line we carry includes specialist cases, for example with an extended slide compartment for long-slide trombones or multi-instrument cases for rotary trumpets and flugelhorns.

Also available are gig bags of various grades by a number of manufacturers, including Soundline and Gewa. Those bags represent great value. A new addition to our shop is the Gewa cornet bag. Additionally, we have high-quality trumpet and trombone gig bags from Soundwear on offer.

If a product you like is not in stock at the moment, we’re happy to order it for you. Feel free to stop by our shop to discover our product range and get professional advice on your options!

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in August: Crescendo – Die Posaunenchorschule

Dear customers,

This month, we’d like to introduce you to a very special method for learning to play brass instruments: Crescendo – Die Posaunenchorschule. As its name – The Trombone Choir Method – indicates, it’s particularly suitable for brass players starting out in a trombone choir or those desiring to get better, and it’s also written in the key of C. Various subjects are covered: it helps you read music, you learn about breathing techniques, keys, rhythm and much more. Even if you already know how to play an instrument, you’re sure to find interesting études and relevant information. All explanations are provided with descriptive graphics, making the method especially suited to children but also helpful to older players. In the back, you’ll find a collection of two-part songs and recital pieces. Even a Christmas section is included. Color-coded indexes help you navigate the various sections quickly and invite you to browse the contents. The coil binding is practical and makes leafing through the pages and standing up the whole book very simple.

With education and support for young players becoming more and more important, methods like this are what is needed to make good progress and have fun at the same time.

You’re welcome to find out for yourself in our shop or do a little browsing. We also carry numerous other methods and études for brass instruments, both in trombone choir and orchestral notation.

Best regards,

The Kroning family

Product of the month in July: special-purpose bags

Dear customers,

This July, instead of instrument bags, we’d like to introduce you to our range of bags for various accessories. For example, we offer a wide variety of mouthpiece pouches for all mouthpiece sizes, fitting one to four mouthpieces. They are compact, well-cushioned and boast additional smaller pockets for adapters, mouthpiece brushes or similar items. Our small pouches for individual mouthpieces are made from real leather and equipped with a loop on the back for attachment to your belt, for example.

In addition, we offer mute bags for one or more mutes. The latter kind feature an additional accessory pocket. Various loops, hooks and handles allow for individualised fastening and carrying.

Of course, we also have bags for all common types of music stands in store, as well as special combined bags for a music stand plus baritone / tuba stand or a music stand plus trombone stand.

Best regards,

The Kroning family