|Professional Repair, Repads and Overhauls|
Refurbished Clarinets For
Bb Buffet R13s Noblet "A", Buffet E11 "A", Selmer USA Professional Tenor Saxophone
Clarinets: Clarinet repads include new Premium quality Ferree double skin pads or Premium Ferree white leather pads or premium corks, body and oiling (wood only) and regulating. Please see our Clarinet Questions and General Questions on our Q&A page.
Each and every Clarinet, Student to Professional, is inspected top to bottom, inside and out for any imperfections and can be corrected if they cause any issues with tone or playability. Your clarinet is then meticulously worked on to bring it to top playing condition.
But having an instrument look great is not the only end product. We will play your clarinet for 2-6 hours meticulously tweaking everything to make it the most beautiful sounding and smooth feeling that it can possibly be. Initial test includes all extended scales, 3rd, 5th, 7ths, various trills, we then play through a repertoire which is recorded and reviewed for tonal irregularities. If you have a particular piece you are fond of send it along and you can review the recording yourself before we carefully package it and ship it back to you for your enjoyment.
We only work on a couple instruments at a time to make sure each one gets the appropriate care and attention to bring them to optimum playing capability. We are not a repair house that churns out hundreds of repairs per month, so please contact us for a potential time slot. We do cater to professionals and from time to time an Emergency repair may come in which may require all of our attention to turn around quickly.
Overall, the value you receive far exceeds the price you pay. The individual attention given to your instrument is extraordinary and we believe you will believe the same when you receive your clarinet back into your hands.
Coming soon - improved materials - triple bladder and Valentino Master synthetic pads. After research of synthetic pads we believe the Valentino Master Pads offer the best quality, best feel, best sealing and best longevity of any other pad on the market. Read about them here. The Valentinos are recommended for the upper joint, and they can fully replace cork pads. There will be a $30 additional cost for Valentino Master Pads for the upper joint. We will also be offereing triple bladder pads as an improvement over the double bladder pads we currently offer.
Even though we specialize in professional instruments we still sell and repair student instruments. Generally, most quick minor repairs are done for $20 and we use the same high quality corks, felts, double bladder pads and attention to detail as in our professional services.
Most of these repairs are done for local beginner, student, college/university and professional players. If you need a quick checkup, minor repair or anything even through a complete overhaul, please give us a call for an appointment.
Please call Steve at 248-242-3998 or email at email@example.com
Bb soprano Albert Clarinet
Our Albert Clarinet Refurbishment has all the high quality materials you would find on our other top-notch professional overhauls except for the fewer keyed Albert keywork clarinets. We replace all pads with premium white leather pads (or double skinned bladder pads) and use top notch cork and teflon sliders (when needed), our 5 step keywork polishing and post polishing; new tenon corks and all the other attention to detail and care we provide in out Professional Artist Overhaul. Each instrument is played for 2-6 hours to perfect the keywork motion; the clarity and tone; and tonal transitions. You can expect your clarinet to be better than it ever sounded and felt in your hands. Each clarinet is not sent out until it passes all of our quality controls.
Premium white leather pads. $ 280
Double bladder pads. $ 260
NOTE: We do not have spare parts for Alberts on hand so each instrument must be complete when received (spare parts can be obtained but at additional time and cost). If your Albert is missing a barrel we can hand-craft and tweak a barrel for your instrument in similar wood material if needed at additional cost.
40% down requested/ the rest upon completion before delivery.
Please add $20 for shipping
Bb Clarinet Professional Artist Overhaul/Refurbishment
|Bladder pads||All White Leather pads||Premium White Leather pads with 6 Cork Pads||Symphony setup
bladder with 6 cork
6 cork pad special consists of: Upper Joint: 4 trill keys, C#/G# and the register
The "Professional Artist" Overhaul provides the high caliber artist with a clarinet that not only plays in better-than-new-condition but also looks as good as new. If there are any major issues the customer will be contacted. Additionally, each instrument is played for 2-6 hours to perfect the keywork, intonation and the clarity, tone and consistent backpressure. You can expect your clarinet to be better than it ever sounded and felt in your hands. Each clarinet is not sent out until it passes all of our quality control.
40% down requested/ the rest upon completion before delivery. Please contact Steve for more information.
Please add $22 for shipping
Other Repairs & Options
Overhauls for Eb sopranino, C clarinets and others are also available
Please contact Steve for more information.
Additional services available such as tenon replacement and undercut toneholes are available. Undercutting toneholes s not recommended unless you clarinet plays sharp along all registers as it increases the volume of the instrument, thus making it play flatter.
All wood clarinets are stabilized in temperature and humidity at approximately 65-70 degrees and 45-55% humidity for several days after receiving. Humidity may be increased if the wood is fairly dry before body oiling.
We will not ship an instrument in weather under 30 degrees at shipping or receiving locations.
Certified clarinets are being offered to provide you with the highest quality clarinet without a full overhaul. Certified clarinets may be shop clarinets or a customer option on their clarinet. Prices may vary, ask Steve for a quote.
Certified clarinets will go through the following process:
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Member of NAPBIRT and Piano Technicians Guild
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