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About The Brass Exchange

We are your trusted resource for buying, selling and trading brass instruments. The Brass Exchange is here to help all brass muscians. Our customers come from different backgrounds. We are located in St. Louis, MO and serve customers worldwide. We sell, buy, consign and trade horns.  We are easy to do business with.  If you are purchasing from our on-line catalog, your personal information is safe and secure with us.  You do not have to come to our shop in person to buy, sell, trade, or exchange instruments.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.  Your next horn is as close as a few clicks away.

We are happy to serve

  • Parents of band students
  • High School players
  • College students
  • Professionals
  • Collectors
  • Teachers
  • Artists

About Doug Bert, Proprietor

A native of St. Louis, MO, Doug has played the trombone for over 40years. Doug began playing at the age of 10. He studied privately with Robert Settle, Bernie Schneider, Lewis Van Haney.  Doug studied music at CASA-Conservatory and School For the Arts, and was a member of the SLYO, St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. While attending the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Camps as a teenage, he was influenced by David Baker and later went on to study jazz at Indiana University. His early professional career began with the Al Cobine Orchestra, touring 5 seasons with the Andy Williams Show.  He has also performed with multiple other artists and celebrities, including Cab Calloway, Al Green, The Temptations, and many others as a free-lancer. In addition to operating The Brass Exchange, Doug currently teaches private lessons and plays professionally in the St. Louis area.


“My goal is to be a trusted resource for all buyers and sellers of brass instruments, a safe haven, where customers are treated kindly and fairly.”