Here is a guide to the different saxophone repair and maintenance services I offer. I charge by the hour rather than offering fixed rates as I have found that this is a fairer and more economical system. I will always give you an accurate estimate when I have seen the instrument, before commencing work. Phone or email me for further details or an estimate.
General Repairs and Maintenance
|Minor Service:||Brush off dust, clean tenons, replace 2-3 pads, recork keys as required, general clean up, oil and regulate, test play.|
|General Service:||Remove all keywork, clean up keys and body, remove old oil from keywork, clean octave pipes, repair tone holes and replace 4-8 pads as required, recork keys and tenons as required, straighten any bent keys, remove excess play in keywork, oil and regulate, test play.|
|Full Overhaul:||As for general service, plus completely dismantle instrument, hand polish keys and body, replace all pads and recork all keys.|
|Broken Keys:||Clean up the broken surface, carefully align and silver solder. The solder joint is then filed, sanded and polished so that in most cases the repair is invisible.|
|Tuning:||Tuning work is always done with the customer testing as I work. A combination of adjusting pad clearances and hole sizes improves the intonation a great deal.|