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Woodwind Repad
Piccolo Flute (closed hole) Flute (open hole) Clarinet Alto clarinet Bass clarinet Alto or soprano saxophone Tenor saxophone Baritone saxophone Oboe Bassoon
$300 $265 $310 $265 $340 $350 $330 $400 $500 $300-500 $400-650
Brass Bath
Trumpet/cornet Trombone Euphonium French horn (single) French horn (double) Tuba/Sousaphone
Lacquer $70 $70 $75 $80 $90 $125
Silver $85 $85 $90 $95 $105 $150
Chem-clean: Brass instruments have the problem of mineral buildup. Our saliva is high in calcium and other minerals that get deposited inside the tubing of brass instruments. These cannot be removed by soap or brushing. Here is my method for the Chem-clean: I disassemble the instrument, clean off oil and grease, soak the appropriate parts in acid (this is what removes the minerals), rinse parts, dry, polish mouthpiece and other silver, polish slides, check slide action, check valve port alignment, check water keys, oil valves, grease slides, assemble, test, sanitize mouthpiece, and vacuum the case. After this, the instrument will look better, play better, and sound better.

Dents: Dents can look terrible. If they are deep enough, they can affect the sound of the instrument. They can also make parts fail; like making a valve get stuck. I use different methods for different situations. Most common would be steel mandrels, rollers, and dent balls. Less frequently, the magnets or other tools come out to help.

Play Condition: Most common repairs are called Play Conditions, meaning that I only do what is necessary to make it play well. This could include replacing a few pads and corks, repairing a stuck valve, adjusting keys, or just replacing a water key cork. It often excludes buffing, chem-cleaning, some dent work, etc. With Play Condition work, you are able to pick and choose what work is done.

Repad: This is only for the woodwind instruments. Here is my procedure: Disassemble, clean, buff keys or body, oil wood bodies, check for dents, remove and replace all corks and pads, assemble and adjust keys, test. When this is done, the instrument should look and play as well as it can. If it is in good condition, it will be like new, again.