Instrument Repair Descriptions

Music Lessons, Repairs and Band Services

  • Fretted Instruments (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo etc.)
    • Re-string, Action and truss rod adjustment, Frett Repair and leveling, Electronic Repair and Modifications, Wiring, Cosmetic, Nut/Saddle replacement, structural repair (headstock, crack, brace).
  • String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass)
    • Re-string, Bow Rehair, Seam Re-glue, Fingerboard Reset, Soundpost Reset
  • Wood Wind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Alto/Tenor/Bari Saxophone)
    • Basic Service
      • Reseat Pads as needed
      • Rough out minor accessible dents
      • replace key corks as needed
      • Regulation and Lubrication of key mechanisms
      • Cleaning of Mouthpiece, neck or head joint
      • play test!
      • screw and pad replacement (up to 2 pads or screws). More pads, rods and screws will be added ala carte.
    • Intermediate Service
      • same as Basic
      • replace springs as needed (ala carte)
      • Refit keys as needed
      • Repair tone holes as needed
      • Straighten rods and posts
    • Full Re pad/Mechanical Overhaul
      • Same as Basic and Intermediate Service
      • Disassemble Instrument
      • Remove dents as needed and accessible
      • replace all pads, corks, felts
      • Clean body and keys
      • fill cracks
  • Brass Instruments (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Euphonium etc.)
    • Special Repairs
      • Pull Stuck mouthpiece – free!
      • soldering work
      • stuck slides
      • slide servicing for trombone
      • Stuck Valves/Pistons
    • General Service
      • Disassemble Instrument
      • rough our accessible dents (those reachable without unsoldering)
      • piston valve alignment
      • rotor back bearing fit and alighment
      • restring french horn rotors
      • adjust linkage on rotary valves
      • replace water key pads
      • replace corks, felts and springs as needed
      • lubricate and reassemble to good playing condition
  • Percussion Repairs
    • Drum Tuning and head replacement
    • due to the variety of percussion instruments and types of repairs performed, all repairs are made on an estimate only basis.
    • Estimates are always free!

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