Saxophone Repairs

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Thorough Checkover

Inspect instrument, check that all the keys are operating correctly, remove any double action. Check all pad seating and adjust as required,  check the operation of all springs,corks,felts and linkage materials and replace as necessary. Check the fitting of the crook and adjust as necessary.  Give the instrument a general clean,(without removing the keywork) Regulate the mechanism and lubricate and set to good working order.

NB The polishing of silver plated instruments, soldering, replacement of any pads and fitting a new crook cork carries an additional charge.

Service

Strip the instrument of all is parts, remove the bow(if not soldered) clean the body inside and out, clean the keywork, clean rod screws(axles) and point/pivot screws and check for straightness and any burrs, damaged threads or screw slots – repair or replace as needed. Check post alignment and adjust as required, check fitting of keys between the posts and adjust/swedge/solder/countersink etc as needed. Check key hinge tubing and key tubing ends to ensure there are no burrs and the faces are smooth and square. Check tone holes are flat – adjust as needed by lifting the underneath of the tonehole or by using tonehole files, remove any burrs. Check springs are fitting correctly and are of the right style,length and thickness and are free from kinks,damage or rust – if so replace. Check the fitting of the rod screws to the keywork and to their respective posts remove any play and adjust as needed. Fit newly lubricated keywork ensuring that the keycups are centred over the toneholes. Check the crook tenon for leaks and rectify as required, clean and fit the tenon and receiver, check cork,felt and linkage materials and replace as necessary. Remove any double action in the keywork. Check all pad seating and adjust as needed, replacing up to 5 new pads. Adjust mechanism and regulate the keywork. Set to good playing order. Test play and adjust as required.

NB The polishing of silver plated instruments and any soldering carries an additional charge.

Dent removal carries an additional charge at hourly rates.

 

Repad

As for a service but replacing all pads, corks including crook cork, felts and linkage materials.

 

For additional information or advice please call Griff on 07900805152 or email us at dgmusic@hotmail.co.uk