Repair Workshop - Clarinets

 

“I am happy to recommend Cal’s work.  Cal performed some major repairs and restoration on my Buffet clarinets, which were showing signs of age and wear after many years of use in the Melbourne Symphony.  I was delighted with the work which has maintained the instruments at the professional level I need.”

– Ian Morgan, Former MSO Principal Clarinet

 

All standard and full services are supported by our 3 month warranty covering parts and labour (excludes standard wear and tear).  All repads and restorations have a 6 month warranty covering parts and labour (excludes standard wear and tear). Minor “settling-in” adjustments are also covered within 3 months of these services.

 

CLARINET

Standard Service for Bb Resin and Plastic Clarinets – $150

  • Check for Leaks
  • Check tenon corks
  • Check & clean pads (replace up to 4 as required)
  • Remove lost motion (key regulation) in keywork
  • Replace key felts & corks as required
  • Basic realign keywork (if required)
  • Lubricate
  • Check pivot screws and rods.
  • Play test

 

Standard Service for Bb/A Wooden Clarinets – $205

  • Check for Leaks
  • Check tenon cork
  • Check & clean pads (replace up to 4 as required)
  • Remove lost motion (key regulation) in keywork
  • Replace key felts & corks as required
  • Basic realign keywork (if required)
  • Check pivot screws and rods
  • Lubricate
  • Oil all joints and bore
  • Play test

 

Full Service for Bb & A Clarinets – $350
  • Complete disassemble
  • Check & clean pads (replace up to 4 pads as required)
  • Check tenon corks (replace up to 1 as required)
  • Check and replace felts & corks as required
  • Inspect tone holes
  • Oil bath all joints – inside and out
  • Basic polish body
  • Basic hand clean keywork
  • Tighten key work as required
  • Reassemble and reseat pads
  • Lubricate keywork
  • Play test

 

Standard Service for Soprano, Alto, Bass Clarinets – $295

  • Check for Leaks
  • Check tenon corks
  • Check & clean pads (replace up to 4 as required)
  • Remove lost motion (key regulation) in keywork
  • Replace key felts & corks as required
  • Basic realign keywork (if required)
  • Lubricate
  • Check pivot screws and rods.
  • Play test

 

Optional Extras

Contact us for an individual quote:

  • Hand polish and oil bath
  • Repair to cracked body, bell or barrel
  • Tenon replacement
  • Tone hole replacement
  • Fitting tenons (eg fitting new barrel)
  • Key soldering
  • Extra/one off pad replacement
  • Precision Tuning

 

Repad & Overhaul for Resin and Plastic Clarinets

Repadding and/or overhaul work on resin or plastic clarinets is undertaken on a case by case basis.

The reason for this is that until we have inspected the clarinet we are unable to determine how much work is required and unfortunately sometimes the amount of work required outweighs the price of an equivalent instrument.

Overhaul for Wooden Bb Clarinet  – from $650

  • Dismantle keywork and remove old pads
  • Wash and oil bath body
  • Ultrasonically clean keywork
  • Hand polish body
  • Machine polish keywork
  • Replace pads (Lucien deluxe premium 3mm pads)
  • Replace all key corks and felts
  • Replace all tenon corks
  • Refinish toneholes
  • Realign posts
  • Tighten keywork as required
  • Seat pads and close leaks
  • Lubricate keywork
  • Balance action and regulate keywork
  • Replace springs (up to 3 as required)
  • Play test

We stock a wide range of pads including Lucien Deluxe bladder, White kangaroo leather pads, Gortex, Cork, brown Kid leather and Valentino as well as having access to many more.

Please speak to us about which pads will suit you best.

 

Clarinet Restoration

All restorations are quoted on a case by case basis after inspection. Please call us to arrange a suitable time.

Repad, overhaul and restorations on soprano, alto, bass and contra bass clarinets are all quoted upon inspection. Please call to arrange a suitable time to speak with our technicians.

 

All above prices are a guide only. You will be given an accurate quotation when the instrument has been inspected by a technician. If we find that extra work is required after commencement of the quoted work, we will contact you. We will then discuss options and pricing prior to commencement of any extra work. We aim to always have your instrument playing at its best.