INSTRUMENTS REPAIR


Thanks to our long experience working closer to the musicians we can repair all types of wind instruments in our workshop.

Ask as a free quotation to repair your instrument or contact us:
info@myreeds.com
Phone: +39 0461 945298
musical instruments repair

Adjust and Oil Repair Service
An Adjust and Oil (or A&O for short) includes checking over the entire instrument for playability and making necessary corrections to get the instrument into top playing shape. These types of corrections may include one or more of the following: changing a torn pad, replacing missing key corks, leveling pads that are not covering tone holes properly, re-rounding a poorly fitting tenon, straightening bent keys, replacing a broken spring, and basically repairing any problem with the instrument in order to make it play to the best of its capability. Occasionally an instrument might even need to be completely disassembled and cleaned before the A&O steps. As every instrument is different and can have almost an infinite variety of problems, there is no set price for an A&O. Instead each instrument is evaluated on an individual basis to assess exactly what is wrong with that particular instrument. After we assess what is wrong, we give an estimate of repair cost based on the labor involved and any parts required to fix the problems.

Repad Service
Flute & Piccolo Repad:
Description of service: disassemble entire instrument, thoroughly clean body & keys, silver polish body, remove minor dents, lightly silver polish keys, replace all pads and necessary key corks, shim all pads to level, replace head joint cork, re-assemble & seat pads, oil all mechanisms, regulate, adjust & play-test. Excessive dentwork, broken springs, tone hole repair, and key fitting are all at extra charge.

Clarinet Repad:
Description of service: disassemble entire instrument, thoroughly clean body & keys, lightly polish keys, replace all pads and necessary key corks, replace tenon corks as necessary, level all pads, re-assemble & seat pads, oil all mechanisms, regulate, adjust & play-test. Wood clarinet repad includes special wood cleaning solution & oiling of bore. Broken springs, tone hole repair, and key fitting are all at extra charge.

Oboe Repad:
Description of service: disassemble entire instrument, thoroughly clean body & keys, lightly polish keys, replace all pads and necessary key corks, replace tenon corks as necessary, level all pads, re-assemble & seat pads, oil all mechanisms, regulate, adjust & play-test. Wood oboe repad includes special wood cleaning solution & oiling of bore. Broken springs, tone hole repair, and key fitting are all at extra charge.

Saxophone Repad:
Description of service: disassemble entire instrument, thoroughly clean body & keys, lightly polish keys, replace all pads and necessary corks & felts, replace neck cork, level all pads, re-assemble & seat pads, oil all mechanisms, regulate, adjust & play-test. Dent work, broken springs, tone hole repair, and key fitting are all at extra charge.

Bassoon Repad:
Description of service: disassemble entire instrument, thoroughly clean body & keys, lightly polish keys, replace all pads and necessary corks & felts, replace bocal cork, re-string tenons as necessary, replace boot cork, level all pads, re-assemble & seat pads, oil all mechanisms, regulate, adjust & play-test. Broken springs, tone hole repair, tenon repair, and key fitting are all at extra charge.

Complete Overhaul Service
The biggest and most complex job we perform on an instrument is a complete overhaul. With a complete overhaul, all the keys on the instrument are tightened and refit to exacting tolerances, to remove any side play and end play. Tone holes are resurfaced as necessary. Any necessary dent work or body work is performed. The keys are then lightly buffed to a high shine, cleaned, and the entire instrument is re-assembled in the same fashion as a repad. Prices for a complete overhaul vary depending on the condition of the instrument, the age of the instrument, and the severity of the key play to be removed. Please contact us to discuss your particular instrument.

next events...

Come to meet us around the world, but consider also that we are always pleased to invite
you to come to our workshop in Trento, Italy, to select your preferred material.

MASTERCLASS for oboe&bassoon and exposition of instruments and reed accessories
Chiusa, Italy, 18-22 February 2015

IDRS 2015 - International Double Reeds Society Conference - Tokyo, Japan - August 15-19, 2015

 

CONTACT

BONAZZA CO.
Via delle Cese Longhe 16
38123 Trento - ITALY
Ph. +39 0461 945298
info@myreeds.com