Mike NottageWoodwind Repair

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mike@woodwindrepair.co.uk  01752 844017 or 07779 063948

During a clarinet re pad instruments are inspected, stripped, cleaned and polished. Tone holes checked and adjusted as necessary. , Springs and Corks replaced where needed. I do not replace all springs during a re-pad as this is not in the best interest of the instrument (it can cause more problems later if not required). I will replace any spring that has come to the end of its serviceable life or looks like it is close to this point.  Instrument is reassembled and regulation is set up. Tenon corks replaced if needed. Reassembled and regulation set up. A free three month inspection is also included in the price. This will give me an opportunity to inspect the work and make any minor adjustments needed after the settling in of new pads.

Usually most repairers use naked flame to seat pads by floating them in Shellac. I now use a Carbon electrode set up on wooden instruments that is totally controllable. This significantly reduces any risk of heat damage to the instrument and its components.

I do not fit cheap Internet pads and do not fit pads supplied by the customer unless in very special circumstances. My Minimum standard pad is Lucien Delux.

Drop in for a free inspection and advice.

Re pad work carries a 12 month guarantee and a free three month check down service. Not to include wear and tear or misuse.

Cost of re-pad £120 for bladder skin pads and £140 for Leather pads

Professional instruments may be more expensive.

Clarinet Re pad

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