Band Instrument Repair

band instrument repair

Band Instrument Repair Price List

Average Repair Waiting Time is 10-14 Days.

The JC Music Pro Shop repairs hundreds of instruments each year for schools across the state, for individuals and for professional players from around the world.

Repairing band instruments is a craft and an art, and each instrument repair is unique. Our staff members may not be repair techs, but they are usually able to give you an accurate estimate. We check your instrument in and then have a tech ascertain the true nature of the service.

We believe in transparency during service, and if our tech’s quote is higher than the estimate provided, we will contact the customer before the repair work is done.


Instrument Playable Condition Cleaning Only Complete Repad
Piccolo 88 47 238
Flute 88 47 238
Open Hole Flute 98 47 268
Oboe 98 62 358
Soprano Clarinet 88 47 268
Wood Clarinet 98 62 338
Alto Clarinet 98 47 268
Bass Clarinet 138 66 368
Contra Bass Clarinet 148 68 388
Bassoon 138 77 438
Soprano Sax 138 62 398
Alto Sax 138 64 398
Tenor Sax 148 66 458
C Melody Sax 188 64 398
Baritone Sax 178 77 548

Playable Condition

Playable Condition includes up to 4 pads, refitting flute tenons, up to 2 clarinet or oboe tenon corks, refitting saxophone neck & replacing neck cork, checking springs, keycorks, and adjustments.

Cleaning Only

Includes cleaning instrument and polishing keys. Instrument is cleaned using a soap & water solution or chemically cleaned where necessary. This is for cleaning and disinfecting only. No repair work or part replacement is included and play-ability is not guaranteed.


Includes all new pads, new tenon corks, new key corks as needed, recondition/replace springs as needed, straighten bent keys, cleaning, seat all pads, regulate action, oil/grease, final adjustments and play-test.

Note: Intermediate and pro model instrument charges are extra and will require an estimate from our repair tech. Dent work is extra.

Individual Woodwind Repairs

(minimum repair charge is $28.00)

Key Corks – $2.25 each
Replace Pad – $8.00 each
Springs – $10.25 each
Solder – $26.00 (first), $11.00 (each additional)
Silver Solder – $38.00 each
Tenon Corks – $16.00 each
Sax Neck Corks – $20.00 each
Piccolo Head Cork – $20.00
Flute Head Cork – $20.00
Small Solder Joints – $11.00 each
Large Solder joints – $35.00 each
Refit Flute Tenon – $45.00 each
Replace Case Latch – $16.00 each
Replace Case Hinge – $14.00 each


Instrument Playable Condition - add $30 for Chemical Clean Chemical Clean and Flush Only
Trumpet 78 48
Silver Trumpet 88 48
Cornet 78 48
Trombone 78 48
Bass / Valve Trombone 88 48
Alto Horn 78 48
Baritone Horn / Euphonium 78 48
French Horn 88 52
Double French Horn 118 62
Mellophone 78 54
Tuba (Piston Valves) 158 62
Tuba (Rotary Valves) 178 64
Sousaphone (Brass) 188 62
Sousaphone (Fiberglass) 168 62

Playable Condition

Includes minor bell dents (bell to rear brace), clean and polish valves and slides, refit slides, replace valve felts, waterkey corks, guides and springs as needed, pull valves & slides, solder up to one broken joint, relube/oil, final adjustments and play-test.

There will be additional charges for excessive dent work, more than one solder point and for very stuck valves and slides.

Flush & Chemical Clean

Instrument is disassembled. All parts are chemically cleaned and tubing is brushed inside and out. Instrument is lubricated and play-tested.


We will call with an estimate after the tech has inspected the instrument. Overhaul includes internal chemical cleaning, plus re-plating or re-lacquering the instrument. Average overhaul waiting time is 5 weeks.

We will call with prices for repairs not listed.

Individual Brass Repairs

Pull stuck mouthpiece – $15.00
Re-Thread Valve Casing – $22.00 (first) $6.00 (ea. add’l)
Pull Frozen Slide – $18.00 each
Replace Valve Springs – $11.00 each
Pull Stuck Valve – $18.00 each
Realign Valves – $48.00
Replace Valve Corks & Felts – $22.00
Repair out-of-round or dented valve casing – $38.00 each
Adjust Trombone Slide – $38.00
Solder Brace – $26.00 (first), $11.00 (each additional)
Silver Solder – $38.00 each
Replace Water Key Cork – $14.00
Replace Case Latch – $16.00 each
Replace Case Hinge – $14.00 each


Mon-Wed: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

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