Flute & Piccolo Repair


Flute & Piccolo Assembly Tips

  1. Holding the top of the body (not the keys), attach the head-joint to the body. Do not push the head-joint all the way in. Leave about a quarter inch of room.
  2. Line up the embouchure hole with the center of the keys.
  3. Still holding the top of the body, attach the foot to the body with a gentle, twisting motion. Be very careful not to bend or twist the keys.
  4. The tenons work by friction and you should not use lubrication of any kind. If you are having trouble connecting them, use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to clean.
  5. The embouchure hole should center with the C key and the D post on the foot and the D tone hole on the body.

Flute & Piccolo Care and Maintenance Tips

  1. Occasionally, check the head cork placement by using your tuning/cleaning rod, which should be centered in the embouchure hole. Do not try to adjust the cork yourself.
  2. To clean the flute body, insert the corner of a lint-free cloth through the small hole at the top of the cleaning rod.
  3. Key oil can be used once a month or so, but be careful and use a small amount to avoid getting any on the 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.


Flute & Piccolo Repair Pricing

Flutes

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 flute. $265
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 dents, or solder work.. $225
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 9 pads on your instrument. This service does not include dents, or solder work. $160
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 flute. $50
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 Head Cork The head cork, hidden inside the tip of the head-joint, is what sets the flute's tuning. If the cork in your head-joint moves easily when you try and move it, then it's definitely time to have it replaced.
*Price is 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.

Open Hole Flutes

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 flute. $285
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 dents, or solder work.. $245
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 9 pads on your instrument. This service does not include dents, or solder work. $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 flute. $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 Head Cork The head cork, hidden inside the tip of the head-joint, is what sets the flute's tuning. If the cork in your head-joint moves easily when you try and move it, then it's definitely time to have it replaced.
*Price is 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.

Piccolos

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 piccolo. $270
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 dents, or solder work.. $230
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 9 pads on your instrument. This service does not include dents, or solder work. $155
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 piccolo. $55
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 Head Cork or Tenon Cork The head cork, hidden inside the tip of the headjoint, is what sets the piccolo's tuning. If the cork in your headjoint moves easily when you try and move it, then it's definitely time to have it replaced. The tenon cork is the cork between the body and the headjoint, not all piccolo's have a tenon cork.
*Price is 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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