Clarinet Repair


Clarinet Assembly Tips

  1. Attach the bell to the lower joint.
  2. Attach the upper joint to the lower joint. Be careful not to put pressure on any keys. You should also hold the bridge key down to help avoid binding the bridge key mechanism.
  3. While holding the top of the upper joint, attach the barrel to it by twisting gently.
  4. Attach the mouthpiece to the barrel.
  5. Attach the reed and ligature to the mouthpiece.

Clarinet Care and Maintenance Tips

  1. After playing, move a swab through each joint and the barrel to remove all moisture. Tenons collect moisture, especially at the upper and lower joints, so moisture should be removed with gauze.
  2. When drying a pad, insert cleaning paper between it and the tone hole and lightly press down. Then, carefully pull paper away.
  3. Use a tone hole cleaner to remove build-up of residue in the tone holes.
  4. Wipe the body down using a dry cloth. Avoid using liquids or aerosols as the moisture can harm pads.

Maintenance and Replacement Plan

Your musical instrument is an investment worth protecting!

A well maintained instrument encourages beginners to practice more and allows experienced players to achieve the freedom and artistry they desire!

With the purchase of a musical instrument you have made a valuable investment you will want to protect. Our Comprehensive Maintenance Agreement offers you the opportunity to maintain your instrument in the most cost effective way possible. Over the years Ward-Brodt technicians have identified the maintenance and repairs most often required and with our plan all of these standard procedures are completely covered under one annual fee.

Instruments must be examined and approved by our technicians prior to coverage. New or used instruments purchased from Ward-Brodt are automatically eligible within seven days of purchase. Please note that Ward-Brodt reserves the right to refuse coverage on any instrument.


Clarinet Repair Pricing

Clarinets

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key-work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$275 - *$295
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$235 - *$255
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 10 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$160 - *$180
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$8.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$50 - *$70
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play-ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$13.00
Replace Tenon Cork The tenon cork is the cork around the joints that connect the pieces together. It is essential that these corks fit tight to prevent air leaking. If the corks are worn down and the joints are looses your tenon corks may need replacing.
*Price per cork.
*$25.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Alto Clarinets

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key-work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$341.25 - *$389.25
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$292.50 - *$344.50
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$176.50 - *$200.50
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$15.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$65 - *$85
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play-ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$20.00
Replace Tenon Cork The tenon cork is the cork around the joints that connect the pieces together. It is essential that these corks fit tight to prevent air leaking. If the corks are worn down and the joints are looses your tenon corks may need replacing.
*Price per cork.
*$25.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.
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Bass Clarinets

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key-work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$341.25 - *$389.25
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$292.50 - *$344.50
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$176.50 - *$200.50
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$15.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. This service does not include the tenon corks, dents, cracks, or solder work. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play-ability of your clarinet.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Clarinets.
$65 - *$85
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play-ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$20.00
Replace Tenon Cork The tenon cork is the cork around the joints that connect the pieces together. It is essential that these corks fit tight to prevent air leaking. If the corks are worn down and the joints are looses your tenon corks may need replacing.
*Price per cork.
*$25.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

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