Does something about your flute feel or sound odd but you're not quite sure if its an issue? Bring your flute for an assessment. The appointment is free to schedule and the assessment has no charge. This typically takes 15 minutes to perform and will identify the current critical repairs needed and address personal concerns as well. A repair estimate and recommendation will then be provided.
I believe that its important for a musician to be knowledgeable about their instrument's condition and how it may be impacting their performance success. The assessment is free for this purpose. Schedule an appointment today.
Full Clean, Oil, and Adjust
The standard full service that should be done yearly.
Careful attention to maintain spring tension and key height.
Full disassembly and cleaning
Old key oil replaced with fresh key oil
Torn or damaged pads are replaced
(additional charge per pad)
Pad leaks removed by shimming with specialist precision
Regulations adjusted as needed
Lost/damaged adjustments and felts/corks replaced (additional charge per adjustment)
Head joint cork replaced
Other issues deemed critical to the flutes performance are addressed
Personal modification requests may also be included
Flute is given an extensive play testing to ensure that repairs are both quality and stable.
Typically takes 1 week to finish
The most extensive repair service. Generally done for instruments once every 5 to 10 years and only if it meets certain conditions. An overhaul may be considered if both the majority of pads and adjustments are no longer in good condition. Getting your flute serviced regularly may delay or even eliminate the need to ever get an overhaul. Service your flute regularly so that it never gets to this point, but in the event that it does happen an Overhaul includes everything the Full Clean, Oil, and Adjust does with the following additional work:
All pads, adjustments, corks, felts, and foams are replaced with new identical or similar materials
Flute body and mechanism is given an extensive polish
Play within the mechanism removed as needed
An even more extensive play testing is given to ensure quality and stability.
Typically takes 3-4 weeks to finish.
A more extensive repair that includes everything the Full Clean, Oil, and Adjust has but also includes the replacement of all pads on the flute. This is typically a service only done on a flute once every couple of years and only if it meets certain conditions. Generally a Repad is done if the majority of the adjustments and felts are still in good condition but most of the pads are torn, damaged, or aged. Getting your flute serviced regularly may delay or even eliminate the need to ever get a Repad.
Typically takes 2-3 weeks to finish
Service cost scales to the level of instrument