Make it play
Inspect instrument, adjust mechanism to get the instrument into basic playing condition.
Prices start from £20
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 adjust as needed, check corks, felts and linkage materials and replace as necessary. Check the fitting of the crook tenon- including a leak isolation test – and adjust as necessary. Give the instrument a general clean (without removing the keywork). Regulate the mechanism, lubricate and set to good working order.
Prices start from £110
NB The polishing of silver plated instruments, soldering, replacement of any pads and fitting a new crook cork carries an additional charge.
Strip the instrument of all its parts, remove the bow and bell section (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 cleaned and 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. Adjust mechanism and regulate the keywork. Set to good playing order. Test play and adjust as required.
Prices start from £220
NB The polishing of silver plated instruments and any soldering carries an additional charge.
Dent removal carries an additional charge at hourly rates.
As for a service but replacing all pads, corks including crook cork, felts and linkage materials.
Please call 07900805152 to discuss your requirements or email us at [email protected].