Double Reed Repair


Oboe Assembly Tips

  1. Attach the bell to the bottom joint. If you have a low Bb key, hold it closed while assembling the joints.
  2. Line up the posts so that the bridge keys will close the Bb.
  3. Assemble the upper and lower joints, holding the top of the upper joint and the bottom of the lower joint. Align the main key posts rather than the bridge keys.
  4. To assemble cork joints, gently twist the two parts until they come together.
  5. Hold the upper joint, avoiding any keys, and insert the reed all the way.

Bassoon Assembly Tips

  1. Be sure to grab the bassoon by solid wood parts only as fragile keys and rods can bend, bind, or break.
  2. Line the wing joint up and place the cork end into the smaller hole in the boot joint.
  3. Line the long joint up and place the cork end into the boot joint. Be careful when fitting it into the wing joint as not to bend or bind keys.
  4. When putting the bell on be sure to press the key down so the rods don't bend or bind.
  5. The bocal can easily bend or get damaged. Be sure to grab the bocal by the curve closest to the cork end. Place the cork of the bocal into the receiver.

Double Reed Care and Maintenance Tips

  1. After playing, move a swab through each joint 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.


Double Reed Repair Pricing

Oboes

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 oboe.
*Higher price point is for full or modified conservatory oboes.
$395 - *$450
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 full or modified conservatory oboes.
$355 - *$410
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 full or modified conservatory oboes.
$225 -*$245
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 oboe.
*Higher price point is for full or modified conservatory oboes.
$60 - *$80
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.

Bassoons

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 bassoon.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Bassoons.
$395 - *$455
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 Bassoons.
$355 - *$415
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 14 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 Bassoons.
$270 - *$280
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 bassoon.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Pro Bassoons.
$65 - *$75
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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