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Double Reeds Repair

Saxquest specializes in mechanical overhauls, and total instrument restorations as well as personalized setups and custom key work. Our focus has always been on YOU as a player. Our shop philosophy is to approach each repair as a partnership with you. In that spirit, if you have a pad preference that you'd like us to use, we're happy to oblige. Otherwise, we have a wealth of experience with what works best for different scenarios and we're happy to make suggestions for you. Minor Repairs are billed at a rate of $75/hr shop rate

Double Reeds

price for dent work and parts not included

Playing Condition for Model Double Reeds

Oboe or English Horn: $375 - Bassoon: $425 - Contrabassoon: by quote only
Instrument is checked for loose pads, screws, rods and tenon corks. The mechanism is oiled.
Instrument body is inspected for warping or cracks (repaired at additional cost). Toneholes inspected (repaired at additional cost).
Worn or missing tenon corks, key corks, felts, or other silencers are replaced. Any foreign material in the bore is removed.
Corrosion is removed from hinge tubes. hinge rods. and pivot screws. Any loose posts are tightened.
Minor radial and lateral play is removed from key mechanism as needed (excessively worn or damaged mechanisms are repaired by quote only). Pull vent tubes, clean and seal with wax.
Pads floated to eliminates leaks. Key mechanism is regulated to playing condition and the venting height is adjusted.
Bocals and case are cleaned. Bassoon: boot cap and U-tube removed to inspect for rot.
The instrument receives a final play test
1 Year Warranty

Mechanical Overhaul for Professional Model Instruments

Oboe: $1150 - English Horn/Oboe D'Amore: $1200 - Bassoon, Contrabassoon (Quote Only)
All of the above as well as
Posts fitted to rods. Body oiled as needed.
Keys polished.
Toneholes dressed with minor chip repair as needed. All new pads, key corks, tenon corks.
Reface tone holes, secure posts, and replace any necessary springs. The pads are leveled to closer tolerances.
Posts are fit to rods. More attention is paid to cosmetics and removing scratches.
Keys are refit to closer tolerances. Regulate to top playing condition.
Correct intonation if needed. The instrument receives a final play test.
1 Year Warranty
Each Technician on an individual Basis will quote Professional Custom Shop Repairs.

Individual Services for Double Reeds:

Tenon wraps (thread) $25 Carbon Fiber Wrap (crack repair) $100
Bocal cork (bassoon & eng. horn) $25 Body lock remount (+parts) $50
Remount bell ring (+parts) $25 ($15 with P/C) Solder Joints -silver $15/each
Tenon corks
Individual Spring $9/each (with P/C) $15/each
Carbon Fiber Wrap (crack repair) $100 (without P/C; first) $25/each
Crack pin $20/each (without P/C; additional) $10/each
By Quote Only:
Key fitting/Securing posts Case repair Crack pinning Tenon/Socket replacement Bocal dent removal
Refinish work Chip filling (body/tone holes) Damaged or worn tone holes Redress tone holes
Remove stuck swab Replace or repair tenons Polishing Bore oil treatments
Request a quote and/or time frame for repair work.