Restoration and repairs
In our workshop in Bremen, northern Germany, we repair and restore percussion instruments from all manufacturers and types and of any age. We also fashion spare parts and equipment for timpani, drums and pitched percussion instruments in partnership with selected specialist craftsmen.
Our extensive repertoire includes not only the thorough restoration of historic percussion instruments, but also general overhauls during orchestra breaks, replacement of virtually all kinds of drumheads and specialist repairs on instruments belonging to renowned orchestras and ensembles, as well as for music colleges, schools and groups.
The restoration of older timpani and drums is the second main focus of our enterprise, alongside our passion for natural drum skins.
Already during his time as a music student, Marcus Linke was fascinated by the rich and unusual tonal qualities of percussion instruments from bygone eras (years past). Today, even after more than two decades of carefully studying the secrets of the instrument makers of the past, it is still always an incredible experience to be able to awaken instruments to new life after years of being hidden away.
Although the main focus of our work lies in the tonal and technical restoration of the instruments, their optical qualities are nevertheless of great importance to us. Where possible, we endeavour to preserve the original varnish, create identical replacement parts and use traditional artisan’s techniques. This way, we are able to breathe new life into older instruments without entirely obscuring their fascinating original patina.