Mike NottageWoodwind Repair

Web site built and maintained by Mike Nottage

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

For a piccolo re pad instruments are inspected, stripped, cleaned and polished. Tone holes checked and adjusted as necessary. Minor dents removed, if possible, Springs and Corks replaced where needed, including head joint corks. 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. Best quality pads are fitted. Instrument is reassembled and regulation is set up. Head joint tenons are inspected and reshaped, if needed, to ensure correct fitting. 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 only fit quality pads. I do not fit cheap Internet pads and do not fit pads supplied by the customer unless in very special circumstances.

Drop in for a free inspection and advice.

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

Piccolo re-pads £180

Piccolo Re pad

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