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Clarinet Repair & Servicing

ALL INSTRUMENT REPAIRS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE STORE  (added 24.3.20)

 

Please contact us by phone 023 8022 4827 or email admin@www.acerentacarltd.com if you need further guidance

 

Covid-19 - published 18.3.20

During the current Coronavirus outbreak we are taking extra steps to protect repairers and you when your instrument is returned. Current advice is that the virus can last for as long as 9 days on some surfaces.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200317-covid-19-how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces

As a result of this advice any repair left during this outbreak will not be play tested by the repairer until after this time has passed. The instrument will then be repaired and returned. We would advise for your protection that you allow the same time frame to pass before it is used after it has been collected.

We reserve the right to refuse instruments for repair or suspend repair activity should this be required. These measures are being put into place to protect all parties.

 

We trust you accept and understand this position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICING of clarinets can be divided into two main categories. A standard service comprises checking, regulating, lubricating and carrying out other necessary work where no pad replacement is required. This should be suitable for most instruments under three years old. Older instruments will probably require complete stripping down of all keywork, cleaning, replacement of key corks and pads where necessary, lubrication and key regulation. Sometimes tenon corks will require replacement if the joints do not fit together tightly. Eventually the clarinet will require a complete re-pad and re-cork. White bladder skin pads a fitted as standard but other types are available if requested.

PRICE GUIDE for a service of a Bb or A clarinet is from £40 - £80 for a basic service or £75 - £250 for a full service. (Including VAT where applicable)

REPAIRS. Specific repairs such as replacing a key or tenon cork can be carried out if requested. There is a minimum charge of £25.

PLAYING TEST ON COMPLETION OF WORK. All instruments are tested by playing after repair to ensure they are functioning properly and to a standard in keeping with their age and quality.