Professional Saxophone Repair Page

Professional Sax Repair and Professional Sax Repad Our sax repair technicians are highly trained artisans. We look at all aspects of a saxophone 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 leveling, post alignment with regards to key operation, pad thickness and key height issues, tuning, proper screw and key shaft fitting, and dent work.

Many shops tend to overlook certain parts of the sax repair process. They consider some operations that we perform on a routine basis redundant. NO PART of the repair of your expensive instrument should simply be overlooked. We thoroughly examine the saxophone 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 sax is then packed securely and returned to you in a timely manner.

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Repair Type

The All New Roo Pad Sax Repad

Cost

The All New Roo Pad Sax Repad
This is a repad available on all saxophones but we recommend professional grade instruments only. The instrument is completely disassembled. The old pads and corks are removed. All key posts are checked for alignment to rods and keys. Swedging that needs to be done is completed. The keys are then highly polished (if nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable body dents are removed. At this point we can remove the laquer from the instrument if it is desired. Rods and screws are then oiled. All pads are replaced with white Roo pads and resonators are installed (metal or plastic.) All necessary springs are replaced (All replaced upon request.) 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.
Soprano- $565.00-689.00
Alto- $650.00-885.00
Tenor- $765.00-989.00
Baritone- $950.00-1289.00



Saxophone Repair Pricing Guide

What you should know before shipping your instrument.

Repair Type

Repair ID

Alto Saxophone
Repair Description

Cost

Alto Sax Repair
PC-1
Instrument is checked over and put into good playing condition. This process includes whatever is needed without replacing ALL pads and corks.
$49.00-150.00
Alto Sax Economy Repad
STUDENTSAX

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.

$169.00-225.00
Alto Sax Repad
STUASREPAD
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 (if they are nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable dents are removed. 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.
$289.00-345.00
Profession Sax Repad
PROASREPAD
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 checked for alignment to rods and keys. Swedging that needs to be done is completed. The keys are then highly polished (if nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable body dents are removed. 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 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.
$525.00-1020.00

Repair Type

Repair ID

Soprano Saxophone
Repair Description

Cost

Soprano Repair
PC-1
Instrument is checked over and put into good playing condition. This process includes whatever is needed without replacing ALL pads and corks.
$49.00-150.00
Soprano Sax Economy Repad
STUSOPSAX

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.

$169.00-225.00
Soprano Sax Repad
STUSOPREPAD
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 (if they are nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable dents are removed. 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.
$289.00-345.00
Professional Soprano Sax Repad
PROSOPREPAD
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 checked for alignment to rods and keys. Swegding that needs to be done is completed. The keys are then highly polished (if nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable body dents are removed. 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 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.
$425.00-789.00

Repair Type

Repair ID

Tenor Saxophone
Repair Description

Cost

Tenor Sax Repair
PC-1
Instrument is checked over and put into good playing condition. This process includes whatever is needed without replacing ALL pads and corks.
$49.00-150.00
Tenor Sax Economy Repad
STUTENSAX

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.

$169.00-255.00
Tenor Sax Repad
STUTENREPAD
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 (if they are nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable dents are removed. 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.
$425.00-950.00
Professional Tenor Sax Repad
PROTENREPAD
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 checked for alignment to rods and keys. Swegding that needs to be done is completed. The keys are then highly polished (if nickel plated.) Next, the instrument body is cleaned and reachable body dents are removed. 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 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.
$785.00-1550.00

Repair Type

 

Repair ID

 

Specialty Repairs

 

Cost

Sax Solder Work
SOLDER
Sometimes post or keys will get loose and fall of of the instrument. The type of solder used depends upon what is being soldered. Soft solder is used for posts and body joint and hard solder (silver solder) is used to repair broken keys.
Soft: $19.00-24.00
Silver: 35.00-55.00
Sax Neck Cork
NECKCORK
The neck cork is replaced on the neck tenon and fit for easy assembly/disassembly (make sure to include the mouthpiece if possible so that it may be fit to the neck cork properly.)
$22.00
Sax Spring Repair
SPRING
All spring tension is adjusted throughout the instrument. Any necessary springs are replaced. Springs are adjusted according to your playing style and preferences.
$49.00-125.00
Sax key Alteration
KEYALTER
Sometimes it is necessary to make alterations to keys due to special needs. These needs will be assessed 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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