Clarinet Family of Instruments

Soprano Clarinet in Bb, A, or C; Alto Clarinet in Eb; Bass Clarinet in Bb

Level 1 Service (Playing Condition)

Clean instrument without dismantling it
Replace up to 2 missing, loose, or damaged pads (cleaning the remaining pads)
Replace up to 2 missing or worn key corks
Check and tighten loose hinge rods and pivot screws
Check and adjust spring tension
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Check tenon corks for proper fit
Chemical clean and sterilize mouthpiece
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$75

Level 2 Service

Dismantle instrument
Check tenon corks for proper fit and replace if loose
Detergent wash body (plastic instrument); brush-clean body (wooden instrument)
Buff keys and body rings (nickel plate); hand polish with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish (silver plate)
Level and reface any damaged tone hole
Clean, straighten and tighten hinge rods and pivot screws
Replace up to 4 missing, loose, or damaged pads (cleaning the remaining pads)
Replace up to 4 missing or worn key corks
Check and adjust spring tension
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Chemical clean and sterilize mouthpiece
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$135

Level 3 Service (Re-pad)

Dismantle instrument
Replace tenon corks (mouthpiece, upper joint – 2; and bell tenons)
Detergent wash body (plastic instrument); brush-clean body (wooden instrument)
Oil (with pharmaceutical grade mineral oil) the bore of wooden instrument
Buff keys and body rings (nickel plate): hand polish with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish (silver plate)
Level and reface any damaged tone hole
Clean, straighten and tighten hinge rods and pivot screws
Steps to eliminate end and side play in keys
Check, and re-align if necessary, all keys
Replace all pads
Replace all key corks
Check and adjust spring tension, replacing any weak or loose springs
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Chemical clean and sterilize mouthpiece
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$275

Level 4 Service (Complete Overhaul)

All of the work detailed in Level 3 (Re-pad) as well as:
Remove all body scratches and other surface blemishes
Re-plate worn or corroded keys and body rings (and in the case of Alto and Bass Clarinets, neck tubes and bells).
Price determined after inspecting and assessing the instrument and ascertaining price of re-plating.

Specific Clarinet Repairs

  • Replace pad $25
  • Replace key cork $15
  • Replace spring $15
  • Replace tenon cork – mouthpiece, upper joint, or bell tenon $25
  • Replace pivot screw $15
  • Repair broken key $25 to $55
  • Level and reface tone hole $20