Repair rates student instruments
These are average rates for fairly new instruments 1-5 years old . Vintage instruments may require more work. Shop rate is 80/hour. These rates are not quotes, they are just to give you a rough idea. No quote is final unless I have examined the instrument. I can always work within your budget.
Play Condition . Pad and keys are adjusted to cover and minor end to end and side to side play of keys is removed.The mechanism is adjusted and oiled.This included minor repair of bent keys. Condition and suitability of mouthpiece is checked. Corks and felts are checked and if needed replaced. Instrument play tested Tenon corks are extra (20) shop fee of 5.
Re padding is recommended if more than half the pads need to be done.
|| Re pad
|| Total Overhaul
| Bb clarinet
|Bb clarinet pro(wood)
|| 300(+65 for cork pads on upper joint)
| Student Bass
Polishing includes cleaning the keys (brushing and ultrasonic cleaner) buffing and or hand polishing depending on metal.
For silver we use a non toxic process which replaces silver.
Re pad–Clarinet is completely disassembled and cleaned, body work is done. Pad cups and keys are leveled and end to end and side to side play of keys is removed. Tone holes are leveled if needed and dressed Any needed corks felts and springs are replaced.
10 shop fee
Overhaul-changes all pads corks and felts and includes polishing.
Not withstanding any of the above the final quote for a job can only be given once I have had a good look at the instrument. Major damage repair is extra.
We do not do lacquering for health and environmental reasons. Limited silver plating is available. We do not use dangerous chemicals for cleaning
Options: cork pads on top joint ( 20 each), Valentino synthetic pads.