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Low Key Music

Woodwind Repairs

We limit our services to clarinets, flutes, and saxophones. Sorry no double reeds.

We offer a full range of repair on clarinets, flutes and saxophones. There are three basic levels of repair as detailed below. Minor repairs can be done individually or grouped as a minor overhaul. Typically this is considered maintenance for an instrument that is playable but needing service. The next level of service is for an instrument that is beyond playable or has not been played in a long period of time. A mechanical overhaul is a complete rebuild and will put the instrument in as new playing condition without refinishing. This service is eventually needed for all woodwinds as pads and other soft parts wear and require replacement. The top level of repair is a major overhaul which includes everything to make the instrument look and play as close to new as possible. Further details for all levels of service are given on each instrument's page.

A Minor Overhaul includes all of the listed Minor Services:

  • Adjustments

  • Cleaning

  • Key alignment

  • Soldering (limited)

  • Cork, Felt, Pad, and Spring replacement (limited)

  • Minor dent repair

A Mechanical Overhaul includes all of the listed Minor Services plus:

  • Complete disassembly, cleaning, and polishing

  • Key fitment correction and swedging

  • Soldering as required

  • Complete Cork, Felt, and Pad replacement

  • Springs replaced as required

  • Moderate dent repair

A Major Overhaul includes all of the service listed for Mechanical Overhaul plus:

  • Body reconditioning, staightening, refinishing/replating

  • Key replating

  • Major dent work

  • All new Springs 

  • Engraving restored or added

For more detail, click on an instrument:

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