This is our standard service for a woodwind instrument that needs its pads replaced. While it’s not as comprehensive as a complete mechanical overhaul, it is a comprehensive service, offered at a price that is feasible for most instruments.
Every repad we perform includes disassembly, cleaning, set up with appropriate pads, thorough regulation for effortless response throughout the instrument’s range. We don’t cut corners on the small details, either. Minor, reachable dents are removed, tenon and neck corks are replaced, and sax necks and flute tenons are fitted to the receiver to eliminate a major source of leakage. Finally the instrument is play-tested to ensure complete playability.