6 000 clarinets do not come from the factory in the condition that we put a clarinet in with our pro shop overhaul. But usually it s not just installing pads it s taking care of everything that aged along with the pads the keys may have play some damper corks may be lost a tonehole might have a nick etc etc etc.
Tone holes are filed and leveled to correct factory inaccuracy.
How much does it cost to get a clarinet repadded. You can be the most meticulous player who breaks in their clarinet and oils it regularly and still the clarinet can crack. Cork pads on the top joint are great but time consuming and expensive to make. Typical cost 30 60.
Sadly you can t predict whether the clarinet will crack or not. How much does it cost. All key corks are replaced.
And the pads are due to be replaced so i was wondering what the average cost would be answer save. Most of the cork on my clarinet is missing so that needs to be completely re done. All tenon corks are replaced.
Clarinet repair and restoration e flat soprano b flat and a and bass 410 651 3040 13152 hop fisher lane princess anne md 21853. If you have a low end horn you can spend less than 200 and be happy. Body is cleaned in wood safe soap then oiled.
A full repad of a clarinet costs me about two hours work provided the keys don t rattle and such which translates to 140. Keys are precision fit. It will depend on the store you go to as i went to one run by some old guy that i can t imagine gets too much business.
Crack repairs one of the biggest fears for a clarinetist is of their wood clarinet cracking. Gortex pads also great are super expensive. Again this can vary.
If we re repadding a modern instrument where everything will tend to be straight forward and it s in good general order then the price will be around 245 as of may 2018. Rods and screws are cleaned polished and lubricated. Professional clarinet repad 550 clarinet is disassembled.
It cost me like 32 dollars to get my clarinet re corked. If you have a good horn you shouldn t spend less than 300 400 for a complete repad oiling cleaning. All pads are replaced.
The type of pads you get make a big difference too. How much would it cost to get a bb clarinet re corked and re padded.