Band Instrument Repair

band instrument repair

Band Instrument Repair Price List
MINIMUM CHARGE ON ALL BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIRS $28.00

Average Repair Waiting Time is 10-14 Days.

JC Music’s 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.

WOODWIND REPAIRS

Instrument
Playable Condition
Cleaning Only
Complete Repad
Piccolo
$88
$47
$238
Closed Hole Flute
$88
$47
$238
Open Hole Flute
$98
$47
$268
Oboe
$98
$62
$358
Soprano Clarinet
$88
$47
$268
Wood Soprano Clar.
$98
$62
$338
Alto Clarinet
$98
$47
$268
Bass Clarinet
$138
$66
$368
Contra Bass Clarinet
$148
$68
$388
Bassoon
$138
$77
$488
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 and 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.

Repads

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

BRASS REPAIRS

Instrument
Playable Condition:
Add $30 for Chemical Clean
Chemical Clean & 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.

Overhaul

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

STORE HOURS:

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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Every visit to JC Music is always an enjoyable experience. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and always friendly! Yay!

Heidi Bagenski
Meriden, CT

On Castle Instruments:"No school is tougher on band instruments than our band. We have to send most instruments out for repair at the end of each year, but the Castles are tanks and those are the only instruments that stay here year round! They are heavy, very well built, and just stay in good repair. I recently played a Castle 4-valve Euphonium and it had a round, dark tone which is very comparable to other very high-end instruments."

Dr. David Kaysar - Director of Bands
New Britain High School

JC goes above and beyond with its lesson program. My daughter looks forward to lessons every week!

Tony Sisco
Plantsville, CT