How Much To Repad A Clarinet

How much does it cost to overhaul a clarinet?

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How long does it take to Repad a clarinet?

A full repad of a clarinet costs me about two hours’ work (provided the keys don’t rattle and such) which translates to $140.

How often should you overhaul a clarinet?

Re: How often should a clarinet be serviced? A good quality professional clarinet usually doesn’t need any servicing for 5-10 years. This applies to the brand new clarinets that have been properly set-up and clarinets that received the artist quality overhaul.

How much does it cost to Repad and Recork a clarinet?

Some shops will also replace felt and cork key silencers and any corked key pads at this level, others won’t. Typically runs between $150-200 when using quality pads on a professional-quality instrument and replacing silencers/corked keys.

Do clarinets get better with age?

No, the wood does not degrade with time. A good clarinet, if well maintained, can remain a good clarinet. For example, Buffet R13 clarinets from the 1950-1960s are highly prized (although much more affordable than similarly vintage, quality saxophones).

What is the lifespan of a clarinet?

Harold Wright said in an interview that clarinets of the symphony player typically last 10 years.

How long does a clarinet overhaul take?

This means that the feel and playing condition of your clarinet will endure much longer, costing you less in repairs throughout the life of your clarinet. The Professional Overhaul takes approximately 7 days, and is guaranteed for one full year against defects in workmanship.

How long does it take to replace a cork on a clarinet?

One of the most common woodwind repair needs is replacement of a clarinet or oboe tenon cork (or bassoon, if you have cork joints, or wooden piccolo, or recorder…). It’s an easy job, and doesn’t require much more than a piece of cork and a few minutes.

How much does a new clarinet cost?

Beginner clarinets usually range in cost from $500 to $1100. Intermediate, or step-up clarinets usually range in cost $1,300 to $2,800 and entry level pro clarinets (still largely played by advanced students) around $2000 and up.

How do I know if I need new pads on my clarinet?

To know if your clarinet pads need to be replaced, you need only look. If the pad is starting to look old, discolored, or tattered, you can assume that it’s probably leaking. If the pads on your clarinet have become loose or unattached, you can easily glue them back into place.