Clarinet Repairs

Maintenance

 

Woodwind Clarinet Repairs Materials: Ebonite / ABS – resin clarinets ( plastic ) We use Lucien Deluxe Pads: Yellow, double bladder skin pads with specially treated pressed felt. Wooden clarinets ( optional ) We use Deluxe Waterproof Mypads: Waterproof tan leather pads with deluxe pressed felt. Blue tempered needle springs and fine quality imported felt and corks. Putting your clarinet back together is the most labor-intensive part of the setup process. Each key is meticulously reassembled. The pads are leveled and diligently checked for any potential leaks, one pad at a time. The key venting is optimized for even sonics and accurate intonation. The pad height is set to your personal specifications. And the spring tension is adjusted for an even feel and quick action. Finally your clarinet is play-tested and spot-checked for accurate intonation. Enjoy the confidence of knowing your clarinet is being set up by a shop whose staff actually plays the instruments they work on! Charged at an hourly rate of R400.00 ex. Vat, with a minimum charge of R200.

 

MAINTENANCE SERVICE:

A/Bb/Eb Clarinet - Student R750.00 – R 1200.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R950.00 – R 1500.00 ex. Vat
Alto Clarinet - Student/schools R1400.00 – R 1850.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R1600.00 –R 2050.00 ex. Vat
Basset/Bass Clarinet - Student R1850.00 –R 2300.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R2300.00 –R 2800.00 ex. Vat
Contra Bass Clarinet R2800.00 –R 3800.00 ex. Vat

Check and adjust. Repair as necessary – re-straightening and re-alignment to keys etc. replace 1 or 2 pads, springs, corks, General tightening and securing to keys, pivot screws and shafts.

 

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GENERAL SERVICE:

A/Bb/Eb Clarinet - Student R1800.00 – R 2300.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R2000.00 – R 2600.00 ex. Vat
Alto Clarinet - Student/schools R2000.00 – R 2800.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R2800.00 –R 3800.00 ex. Vat
Basset/Bass Clarinet - Student R3500.00 –R 4500.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R4500.00 –R 5700.00 ex. Vat
Contra Bass Clarinet R5700.00 –R 7500.00 ex. Vat


Check, adjust and repair as necessary. Removing keys, re straightening and re alignment. Removing all corrosion and foreign matter from tone holes. Cleaning and polishing of keys. Replacing 6 - 8 pads, springs and corks as necessary. Assemble and lubrication.

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REPAD:

A/Bb/Eb Clarinet - Double bladder yellow skin pads R2850.00 ex. Vat
Genuine leather premium deluxe pads - Pro R3500.00 ex. Vat
Alto Clarinet - Student/schools R 5700.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R5700.00 ex. Vat
Basset/Bass Clarinet (extending to low Eb) - Student R7600.00 ex. Vat
Bass Clarinet (extending to low C) - Pro R8500.00 ex. Vat
Contra Bass Clarinet R10700-.00 ex. Vat

This entails restoring the instrument to a good responsive condition. Removing keys, old pads and corks. Removing all corrosion and foreign matter from tone holes. Cleaning and polishing. Oiling bore, hinge tubes and shafts. Replacing all pads and corks. Regulating, resetting and alignment of keys and pads. General tightening and light lubricating to keys. Assemble and lubricate.

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COMPLETE OVERHAUL :

Bb/Eb Clarinet (ebonite, plastic resin bodies) R3150.00 – R3650.00 ex. Vat
(wooden, granadilla bodies) - Pro R4000.00 – R4550.00 ex. Vat
Alto Clarinet - R6000.00 – R7000.00 ex. Vat
Basset Horn R 7600.00 – R 8500.00 ex. Vat
Bass Clarinet (extending to low Eb) R 7600.00 – R 8500.00 ex. Vat
Bass Clarinet (extending to low C) R 8850.00 – R 10000.00 ex. Vat
Contra Bass Clarinet R 11400.00 – R 12500.00 ex. Vat

COMPLETE STRIPPING OF INSTRUMENT: Removal of all keys, worn pads, old corks and springs. Complete keywork and tightening i.e.: swedging worn hinge tubes and removal of any play between pillars. Hand burnishing methods that restore the action to a like-new performance level. For very old clarinets or badly worn keys, a new set of silver steel shafts may be fitted. All tone holes are checked and correctly leveled where necessary. On wooden bodies all cracks are filled or pinned and the entire bore is oiled.
A thorough cleaning and polishing of all keys, rods, pivot screws, tone holes, body surfaces and bore is done. Replacement of all springs, corks, felts and pads. Keywork is carefully balanced, regulated and aligned. Instrument is then reassembled and lubricated.

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