Established over 20 years
Woodwind instruments are our specialty ! These include saxophones, clarinets, bass clarinets, flutes, piccolos, oboes.
Woodwind instruments require regular servicing even if they appear to be functioning correctly. Neglected instruments will eventually develop problems such as seized key mechanisms, broken or worn key and joiner corks, faulty pads and much more. If a player is having trouble with certain notes it's usually the instrument and not the player !
Please note .. we will need to assess your instrument before we can give you a cost estimate as a woodwind instrument can require anything from a minor repair to a full service or even complete re-pad or overhaul. After assessing your instrument we then come back to you with an estimate for the work required. If you don't proceed a minimum assessment fee of $25 applies.
We complete work as quickly as we can so you are not without your instrument/s any longer then necessary. We don't leave a 'stone unturned' to ensure instruments are returned in top playing order. All our work carries a 3 months guarantee !
Feel free to phone Rod on 0407 131215 to discuss your requirement. Alternatively you can Email
What We Do:
If required we can also re-polish and sterilize instruments.
We try to avoid pad replacement unless it is absolutely necessary to keep your costs down. With the use of a special leak light inserted into the instrument we are able to ascertain leaking pads. Sometimes only a partial re-pad may be necessary but sometimes a total re-pad is needed. We will discuss this with you first before proceeding with any major re-padding.
Please note: We only replace pads with premium quality leather pads !
This can be necessary for older instruments or instruments that haven't been serviced for many years. You can't beat the quality in many of the older instruments and a complete overhaul can give an instrument a whole new 'lease of life'.
A recent example of our work:
This saxophone is over 50 years old. We completely overhauled it .. dismantled all mechanisms, sterlized it throughout, re-polished the entire instrument including key mechanisms, and gave it a full re-pad and service including freeing-up and oiling all mechanisms and screws, replacing key corks and felts, attention to springs, and regulating the key mechanisms to achieve maximum playing function.
It now plays as good as a new instrument and might even go another 50 years !
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