Woodwind Instrument Repair

General Repair Pricing
The repair shop at Hickey's Music Center is pleased to offer free estimates on services in addition to those listed on our repair price lists. They include, but are not limited to, plating in precious materials, and complete lacquering of instrument bodies.
Shop rate $60.00/hour
Minimum shop charge $15.00
Minimum charge with pickup/delivery $25.00
Case repair By estimate
Insurance estimates or appraisals (written) $25.00
Estimates or appraisals (verbal non-written) Free


Woodwinds - Standard Repairs
Student
Instruments

(see below for Professional instruments)
Basic Service(details) Repad/
Mechanical Overhaul
(details)
Student Flutes
Piccolo $46 $230
Flute-Closed Hole $46 $230
Flute-Open Hole $46 $240
Student Double Reeds
Oboe-Simplified Keys $46 $330
Oboe-Standard Keys $55 $430
English Horn $65 $440
Bassoon $70 $750
Student Clarinets
Clarinet (Eb, Bb or A) $42 $240
Alto Clarinet w/ring keys $48 $295
Alto Clarinet w/plateau keys $55 $380
Bass Clarinet (to low Eb) $60 $450
Bass Clarinet (to low C) $72 $490
Contrabass Clarinet (straight) $80 $620
Contrabass Clarinet (metal) $95 $650
Student Saxophones
Soprano Sax $50 $360
Alto Sax $50 $370
Tenor Sax $55 $450
Bari Sax $70 $650


Professional
Instruments

(see above for Student instruments)
Basic Service(details) Repad/
Mechanical Overhaul
(details)
Professional Flutes
Piccolo $90 $420
Piccolo - w/Straubinger® pads - $580
Flute-Closed Hole $120 $850
Flute-Open Hole $120 $880
Flute - w/Straubinger® pads - $1,200
Professional Double Reeds
Oboe $75 $600
English Horn $80 $630
Bassoon $90 $900
Professional Clarinets
Clarinet (Eb, Bb or A) $65 $460
Alto Clarinet $80 $575
Bass Clarinet (to low Eb) $85 $620
Bass Clarinet (to low C) $110 $700
Contrabass Clarinet (straight) $110 $730
Professional Saxophones
Soprano Sax $75 $450*
Alto Sax $75 $550*
Tenor Sax $85 $650*
Bari Sax $120 $900*


* Saxophone price may vary with choice of pad/resonator.
Woodwinds - Specific Repairs
Repair Service "A la Carte"
Pads (each)
   Bladder/Valentino $8.50
   Open Hole Flute $11.25
   Leather - up to 40mm $9.75
   Leather - over 40mm $12
   Cork $12.50
   Professional Flute
   (Straubinger® pads extra)
$30+
Corks (each)
   Piccolo/Flute Head Joint $12
   Flute Trill/Eb Key $4
   Piccolo/Oboe/Clarinet Tenon $12
   Bass Clarinet/Bassoon Tenon $14
   Bassoon Bocal $12
   Bassoon Boot Gasket $28
   Sax Neck $14
Springs (each)
   Needle/Flat, w/Screw $9
   Gold Flute inquire
Solder (each)
   Soft $24+
   Silver $30+
Body Work (each)
   Fit Flute Tenon $5+
   Fit Sax Neck $10
   Fit Swollen Tenon $20+
   Tighten Tenon Ring $6
   Clean/Seal Oboe Octave Vents (2) $32
   Seal/Reface Tone Hole $15
   Replace Tone Hole $46+
   Dent Work by estimate only
   Seal/Dress Crack $35+
   Pin $26
   Graphite Band (minimum 2) $40
 
Other Services
  by estimate only


Woodwinds - Standard Repair Descriptions

Basic Service

  • Reseat pads as needed
  • Rough out minor accessible dents
  • Replace key corks as needed
  • Regulation of key mechanism
  • Lubrication of key mechanism
  • Ultrasonic cleaning of mouthpiece, neck or head joint as applicable
  • Play test instrument
  • Cost of parts not included in service price.
  • Prices may be higher if additional parts such as springs or screws are needed, or for heavily damaged instruments.
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Repad/Mechanical Overhaul

  • Disassemble instrument
  • Remove dents as needed
  • Replace all pads, corks & felts
  • Replace springs as needed
  • Oil, adjust and regulate key mechanism
  • Shim loose posts and tighten rings as needed
  • Clean body and keys
  • Play test instrument
  • Cost of parts (beyond pads & bumpers) not included in service price.
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