Leslie’s repair clinic for clarinets
Ever had a spring break or a pad fall out or accidents, causing bent keys or annoying random squeaks that you cannot cure ? If yes then you need Leslie’s repair clinic
Help for those niggling leaks and mechanical problems with clarinets – from silencing noisy clarinets to a complete repair, overhaul and refurbish.
from £75 : strip the clarinet, clean out all tone holes lubricate all rods with ultimax lubricant, silence the mechanism, fix/replace any pieces of cork that may have come off linkage keys, repair any pads that are not sealing fix broken springs – full quotation on visual inspection.
Simply give him a call on 01600 714169 or his mobile or email in contact page and he will give you a quote for the repair, no repair too small each job quoted for individually and can be very inexpensive – a simple pad replacement from £10 and spring replacements from £15 but for a major overhaul see below.
Les has been fixing clarinets since he was 8 years old – he took his first instrument apart aged 7.
Being a top professional player he can accurately test the playability and set the clarinet up as a professional would expect it to be.
Les makes his own Teflon covered pads that have proven to be a huge success but also supplies and fits conventional skin and white leather waterproof pads :
A complete repad starts at £195 for a normal Bb clarinet in traditional skin pads and some cork where necessary
£250 for either Teflon or conventional pads in most areas plus some cork and/or neoprene in areas requiring different density pads depending on the make and model of the clarinet.
Total overhauls using basic skin pads depending on numbers of spring replacements required start from £270 if more than 5 springs need replacing the cost would be approximately £320
A total overhaul including new tenon corks, new pads, silencing key work, lubricating all mechanism and installing new springs in all necessary areas up to 8 springs £375. Re-plating can be quoted for depending on the number of keys required to plate.
The price includes a full play test by Leslie and a professional finish to the clarinet includes polishing and cleaning.
Les also repairs mouthpieces and re-faces scratched, damaged mouthpieces if the damage can be repaired.
He also stocks a selection of both Ridenour and Craven mouthpieces if upgrades or replacements are required.
Mouthpiece refacing work repairs to scratches and other damage – quotes based on visual inspection.
If you are local to the Monmouthshire area a collection service and delivery can be arranged for a small nominal fee to cover time and fuel.
All work guaranteed.