Double Reed Instrument Repair Services at West Music

Playing Condition for Student Model Instruments (Plus Pads)*

Plastic Oboe $65
Wood Oboe $79
Plastic Oboe w/FCS $75
Wood Oboe w/FCS $100
Plastic Bassoon $80
Wood Bassoon $129
  • Instrument is checked for loose pads, screws, rods, and tenon corks.
  • The mechanism is oiled.
  • Worn or missing tenon corks, key corks, felts, or other silencers are replaced.
  • Any foreign material in the core is removed.
  • Corrosion is removed from hinge tubes, hinge rods, and pivot screws.
  • Any loose posts are tightened.
  • Minor lost motion is removed from key mechanism as needed. (excessively worn or damaged mechanisms are repaired by quote only)
  • Pull cent tubes, clean and seal with wax.
  • Floating the pads eliminates pad leaks.
  • Key mechanism is regulated to playing condition and the venting height is adjusted.
  • Mouthpiece and case are cleaned.
  • Pull boot lap and U tube to clean and inspect bore.
  • The instrument receives a final play test.

30 Day Warranty

Mechanical Overhaul for Student Model Instruments*

Plastic Oboe (bladder pads) $325
Wood Oboe (bladder pads) $375
Plastic Oboe (cork pads) $350
Wood Oboe (cork pads) $395
Plastic Bassoon $395
Wood Bassoon $695

All of the above as well as:

  • Instrument is disassembled and the mechanism is refit (swedged) to maximum tolerances.
  • Straighten rods and keys as necessary.
  • The instrument parts are cleaned in detergent and oiled. Bores are polished as necessary.
  • All new pads, key corks, and tenon corks are installed. Floating pads eliminates pad leaks.
  • Reface tone holes, secure posts, and replace any necessary springs.
  • Cleaned mouthpiece and case.
  • Regulate to top playing condition.
  • The instrument receives a final play test and wipe down.

6 Month Warranty

Mechanical Overhaul for Professional Model Instruments*

Full Conservatory System (Quote Only) $600
English Horn (Quote Only) $700
Bassoon (Quote Only) $950

All of the above as well as:

  • Fill posts to remove excess play.
  • All new pads, key corks, tenon corks and springs.
  • Send posts, screws, octave walls and caps
  • Correct intonation if needed.
  • Keys are refit to closer tolerances.
  • The pads are leveled to closer tolerances.
  • More attention is paid to removing scratches and cosmetics.

6 Month Warranty

Each Technician on an Individual Basis will quote Professional Custom Shop Repairs.

Other Charges*

Pads for Oboe and English Horn (bladder) $7.00 each + $3.00 parts  
Pads for Oboe and English Horn (cork) $10.00 each $5.00 each to resurface for P/C
Pads for Bassoon (bladder) $11.00 each + $3.00 parts  
Tighten loose body rings $25.00  
Tenon corks (with P/C) $15.00 each  
Tenon corks (without P/C)) First @ $25.00 Additional corks $10.00 each
Tenon wraps (thread) $25.00  
Ribbon wrap (crack repair) $45.00  
Bocal cork (bassoon & eng. horn) $25.00  
Body lock remount (+parts) $25.00  
Remount bell ring (+parts) $25.00 $15 with P/C
Silver Solder Joints $15.00 each  

By Quote Only

Bore oil treatments Chip filling (body/tone)
Key fitting/Securing posts Damaged or worn tone holes
Case repair Redress tone holes
Crack pinning Remove stuck swab
Tenon/Socket replacement Replace or repair tenons
Bocal dent removal Polishing
Refinish work  

* These prices are average estimates only. Exact estimates will be provided upon inspection of the instrument. Estimates available at no charge.

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