Our workshop is fully equiped with a massive stock of pads, acessories and specialist high tech tools to cover repairs on all instruments of the woodwind family such as Saxophones, Clarinets, flutes, Oboes and Bassoons. After booking in we carry out full inspection of the instrument and provide you with a comprehensive no obligation estimate. If for any unforseen reason the repair is liable to be significantly more than the estimate we will contact you before cotinuing with the repair.
The following are examples of the most common work we carry out here.

Set up – Level 1: Recommended every 12 – 18  months

Only for instruments that have been regularly serviced and are in reasonable condition

    • Full visual inspection
    • Check all pads and corks for wear and tear
    • Magnehelic pressure test to reveal any leakage
    • Check pads are seating properly and re-seat as required
    • Regulate and adjust key mechanisms
    • Moving parts are lubricated with the appropriate key oil
  • Wooden instruments are checked for cracks and the bore is treated with organic bore oil
  • The instrument is then fully re-checked, Mag machine leak tested and fully play tested

Set up – Level 2:

  • For older instruments not regularly serviced. Some keywork may need to be removed and some pads replaced.

Service: Recommended every 3-4years

As level 1 but instruments are completely stripped down and a thorough inspection of all parts made 

  • Plastic instruments are washed
  • Wooden instruments are cleaned and treated with organic bore oil
  • Pillars and keywork are cleaned and polished as required
  • All keywork checked for play and precision fitted as required
  • Springs are checked and replaced as required
  • Toneholes are checked and repaired, re-faced and levelled as required
  • Toneholes can be treated with lacquer to help prevent future chipping (OPTIONAL for Clarinet)
  • Rod screws and all hinges are degreased, polished for a smooth action and lubricated on re-assembly.
  • On re-assembly the key mechanisms are fully regulated
  • The instrument is then fully re-checked, Mag machine leak tested and fully play tested

Re-Pad:

  • Service option with replacement of all pads

Overhaul:

  • Re-pad including replacement of all corks and any springs necessary

The following table gives a general guide for the most common repair prices though every repair is evaluated individually

Instrument

set up
Level 1
Set Up
Level 2 
Service

Re-pad

Overhaul

Clarinet Bb/A/Eb Plastic  55.00  75.00  140.00  200.00  275.00
 " Wooden  65.00  95.00  160.00  230.00  320.00
Clarinet Alto/Bass Plastic  95.00  145.00  275.00  400.00  499.00
 " Wooden  115.00  165.00  295.00  449.00  520.00
Flute  70.00  95.00  145.00  245.00  295.00
Oboe Student  85.00  105.00  170.00  249.00  295.00
Oboe Professional Wooden  95.00  119.00  225.00  295.00  340.00
Saxophone Soprano  75.00  110.00  225.00  400.00  450.00
Saxophone Alto/Tenor  75.00  110.00  225.00  400.00  450.00
Saxophone Baritone  85.00  165.00  255.00  450.00  499.00
Bassoon  85.00  145.00  255.00  400.00  499.00


Parts and extras 

Clarinet Pad On Service

£2.00/2.50pad

Oboe Pad On Service

£2.00/pad

Bassoon Pad On Service

£2.00/3.50pad

Flute Pad On Service

£5.00/pad

Saxophone Pad On Service

£5.00/£7.50/pad

Clarinet/Oboe Tenon Cork

£8.00/tenon

Bassoon Tenon Cork

£15.00/tenon

Saxophone Crook Cork

£10.00

Expand or reduce metal Tenon

£10.00

Expand Sax/Bass Clarinet Neck Tenon

£15.00

Bumper/Regulation Corks (With Teflon +£1)

£1.50

Polish Keywork (Plate etc)

£15.00

Wooden Body Full Clean & Treatment

£10.00

Flute Replace Head Cork

£15.00

Wooden Clarinet Crack Filling

From £20.00

Minimum Workshop charge £20.00

Hourly rate £40.00

 

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