Professional Oboe and Bassoon Repair and Bassoon and Oboe Repad

Professional Oboe and Bassoon Repair and Professional Oboe and Bassoon Repad We have by far the best oboe repair and bassoon repair technicians around. Highly trained in their craft, our double reed repair techs are committed to making your oboe, English horn, or bassoon play the absolute best it possibly can. Don't trust your oboe or bassoon to just anyone. It takes a repair technician who really knows what they are doing to make your double reed instrument play optimally. We look at all aspects of an instrument and assess its operational qualities to ensure, upon its completion, that the instrument is in the absolute best condition possible. Our artisans pay attention to details such as tone hole finishing, post tightness with regards to key operation, pad thickness and key height issues, tuning, proper screw and key shaft fitting, and fine wood conditioning.

Many shops tend to overlook certain parts of the oboe and bassoon repair process. They consider some operations that we perform on a routine basis redundant. NO PART of the repair of your instrument should simply be overlooked. We thoroughly examine the instrument and assess completely anything that might need to be done to put it into top-notch condition. We call with a complete estimate BEFORE we do any work so that you are not confused about what we are doing! When we are done with the repair your instrument is carefully pegged down so that nothing changes during shipment. The oboe or bassoon is then packed securely and returned to you in a timely manner.

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Double Reed Repair Pricing Guide

What you should know before shipping your instrument.

Repair Type

Repair ID

Description

Cost

Oboe Repair
PCOBOE

Oboe and English Horn Repair

Instrument is checked over and put into good playing condition. This process includes whatever is needed without replacing ALL pads and corks.
$65.00-155.00
Oboe Economy Repad
STUOBOE

This is an economy repad for student model instruments only. Instrument is disassembled and pads are removed. Damaged or bent keys are repaired for proper mechanical operation. Pads are replaced and instrument is reassembled. This repair might require tone hole leveling for pads to seal well. Instrument will play like new when is returned to you.

$189.00-239.00
Oboe Repad
OBOEREPAD
This is a repad for student model instruments only. Instrument is completely disassembled. Old pads and corks are removed. The keys are then highly polished. Next, the instrument body is cleaned and oiled. Rods and screws are then oiled. Pads and corks are replaced. Necessary springs are replaced. Then, tone holes are leveled before the entire instrument is reassembled. Pads are seated and instrument is adjusted to like new condition. Instrument is played to a tuner and final tweaking is done to key height with regards to tuning.
$249.00-325.00
Professional
Oboe Repad
OBOEPROREPAD
This is a repad for professional model instruments only. The instrument is completely disassembled. The old pads and corks are removed. All key posts are tightened and any swegding that needs to be done is completed. The keys are then highly polished. Next, the instrument body is cleaned and the body and bore are poished and oiled. Rods and screws are then oiled. All pads and corks are replaced. All necessary springs are replaced (All replaced upon request.) Then, tone holes are leveled and any undercutting is done before the entire instrument is reassembled. Pads are seated and instrument is adjusted to like new condition. Instrument is played to a tuner and final tweaking is done to key height with regards to tuning.
$289.00-525.00
Bassoon Repair
PCBASSOON

Bassoon Repair

Instrument is checked over and put into good playing condition. This process includes whatever is needed without replacing ALL pads and corks.
$65.00-155.00
Economy Bassoon Repad
STUBASSOON

This is an economy repad for student model instruments only. Instrument is disassembled and pads are removed. Damaged or bent keys are repaired for proper mechanical operation. Pads are replaced and instrument is reassembled. This repair might require tone hole leveling for pads to seal well. Instrument will play like new when is returned to you.

$220.00-259.00
Bassoon Repad
BASSOONREPAD
This is a repad for student model instruments only. Instrument is completely disassembled. Old pads and corks are removed. The keys are then highly polished. Next, the instrument body is cleaned and oiled. Rods and screws are then oiled. Pads and corks are replaced. Necessary springs are replaced. Then, tone holes are leveled before the entire instrument is reassembled. Pads are seated and instrument is adjusted to like new condition. Instrument is played to a tuner and final tweaking is done to key height with regards to tuning.
$289.00-399.00
Professional Bassoon Repad
BASSPROREPAD
This is a repad for professional model instruments only. The instrument is completely disassembled. The old pads and corks are removed. All key posts are tightened and keys swedged. The keys are then highly polished. Next, the instrument body is cleaned and the body and bore are polished and oiled. Rods and screws are then oiled. All pads and corks are replaced. All necessary springs are replaced (All replaced upon request.) Then, tone holes are leveled and any undercutting is done before the entire instrument is reassembled. Pads are seated and instrument is adjusted to like new condition. Instrument is played to a tuner and final tweaking is done to key height with regards to tuning.
$489.00-720.00

 

Repair Type

 

Repair ID

 

Specialty Repairs

 

Cost

Oboe or Bassoon
Tenon Repair
TENON
Tenon replacement is common on older bassoons and oboes and those that have been damaged due to accident. This is the portion of the instrument where the pieces fit together. The old tenon is removed. The new tenon is cut as per the manufacturers specifications. The tenon is then fit to the other joint, routed and re-corked
$159.00-220.00
Oboe or Bassoon
Tenon Cork
TENCORK
All corks are replaced on the tenons and fit for easy assembly/disassembly (up to 4 tenon corks per instrument.)
$24.00-65.00
Oboe or Bassoon
Spring
SPRING
All spring tension is adjusted throughout the instrument. Any necessary springs are replaced. Springs are adjusted according to your playing style and preferences.
$89.00-115.00
Oboe or Bassoon
Tone Hole
TONEHOLE
Tone hole replacement is common on older instruments and those that have been damaged due to accident. This is the portion of the instrument where the fingers sit on the rings. The old tone hole is removed. The new tone hole is cut as per the manufacturers specifications and installed. Instrument is play tested to ensure proper fitting.
$68.00-84.00
Oboe or Bassoon
Key Alter
KEYALTER
Sometimes it is necessary to make alterations to keys due to special needs. These needs will be assesed and extensions will be added to keys where needed. We will fabricate parts if they are needed to make it possible for someone to play who might not be able to otherwise. Let us know what your needs are and we can pretty much guarantee a solution for you to be able to play.
Furnished upon assessment of instrument

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