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 89 59 248
Flute 89 59 248
Open Hole Flute 99 59 278
Oboe 99 65 368
Soprano Clarinet 89 59 278
Wood Clarinet 99 75 348
Alto Clarinet 99 59 278
Bass Clarinet 139 75 378
Contra Bass Clarinet 149 75 398
Bassoon 145 85 498
Soprano Sax 139 75 398
Alto Sax 139 75 398
Tenor Sax 149 75 468
C Melody Sax 189 75 398
Baritone Sax 179 85 548

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, leveling pafs and keys, regulate action, replace up to 4 damaged/missing keycorks, check/adjust springs, oil/grease and final play test.

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, 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 $30.00)

Key Corks – $3.50 each
Replace Pad – $13.50 each
Springs – $14.00 each
Solder – $30.00 (first), $13.00 (each additional)
Silver Solder – $43.00 each
Tenon Corks – $20.00 each
Sax Neck Corks – $22.00 each
Piccolo Head Cork – $24.00
Flute Head Cork – $24.00
Small Solder Joints – $11.00 each
Large Solder joints – $35.00 each
Refit Flute Tenon – $36.00 each
Replace Thumbrest (Clarinet or Oboe)- $20.00
Replace Case Latch – $16.00 each
Replace Case Hinge – $16.00 each
Replace Plastic Handle – $20.00
New Sax Guard – $20.00 each


Instrument Playable Condition - add $30 for Chemical Clean Chemical Clean and Flush Only
Trumpet 79 59
Silver Trumpet 89 59
Cornet 79 59
Trombone 79 59
Bass / Valve Trombone 89 59
Alto Horn 79 59
Baritone Horn / Euphonium 79 59
French Horn 89 64
Double French Horn 119 79
Mellophone 79 64
Tuba (Piston Valves) 159 95
Tuba (Rotary Valves) 179 95
Sousaphone (Brass) 189 95
Sousaphone (Fiberglass) 169 95

Playable Condition

Includes minor bell dents (bell to rear brace); cleaning and polishing of valves and slides; refitting slides; replacing 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 and all parts are chemically cleaned. Tubing is brushed inside and out. Instrument is lubricated and play-tested.


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

We will call with prices for any 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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