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Buderim and Mooloolah Locations
Rod Christensen
Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute Repairs & Service

Saxophone Service and Repairs      Flute Service and Repairs      Clarinet Service and Repairs

Woodwind instruments are Rod's specialty ! These include saxophones, clarinets, bass clarinets, flutes, piccolos, oboes. 

Rod offers a free assessment service which is carried out in his workshop with special equipment and magnified lighting to ascertain exactly what work your instrument requires. He then gets back to you with a cost estimate before proceeding.

Hourly rate $45
.. all work carries a 3 months guarantee ! 

Turn around time is usually a few days unless an instrument requires major work or parts have to be ordered. Rod doesn't leave a 'stone unturned' to ensure instruments are returned in top playing order !

Feel free to phone Rod on 0407 131215 to discuss your requirement. Alternatively you can  Email

A General Service Entails:
  • clean and remove excessive grime and fluff from the instrument
  • unscrew, dismantle (where necessary) and oil all key mechanisms
  • unscrew, oil and reset fine adjustments screws 
  • unscrew and oil body screws and screws to cover plates
  • check all springs and oil, reset tensions and replace (if necessary)
  • check all key corks and felts throughout and repair or replace as necessary
  • check goose neck and joiner corks and replace if necessary
  • check all pads for seating, looseness and sticking and repair or replace as necessary
  • apply pad treatment if required to improve seating and extend pad life
  • regulate keys and mechanisms as necessary to ensure all are functioning correctly
  • repair bent keys (if necessary)
  • refix mechanism mounts to the instrument body (if necessary)
  • cleaning or adjusting connecting body parts or barrels
  • adjusting and refining tenons (for flute headjoints only)
If required he can also re-polish and sterilize instruments. 
   

Re-padding
Flute Repair and Service
Rod tries 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 he is able to ascertain leaking pads. Sometimes only a partial re-pad may be necessary but sometimes a total re-pad is needed. He will discuss this with you first before proceeding with any major re-padding.
Please note:  He only replaces pads with premium quality pads !



Total Overhaul
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 his work:

This saxophone is over 50 years old. He 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 ! 
                          
              Saxophone Repair and Service


Locations
He has locations for drop-off and collection of instruments at Buderim and Mooloolah but days and times vary at each location so please phone or email to arrange .. thank you.

Rod  0407 131215 or  Email




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