Clarinet Repair Services during Coronavirus Pandemic
During this time of unprecedented impact to our lives, we are all experiencing social distancing and self-isolation transforming the way we live and work.
At London Music Co. we are taking extra precautions when dealing with all instrument repairs undertaken during the crisis. Our collection and delivery services are also still in operation.
For more details on the extra care we are taking during this time, please visit our Corona Virus Information Page.
London Clarinet Repair Services
Our London Clarinet Repair Workshop is based in Haringey & provides a full range of repair services in North London. Whether it is a complete instrument overhaul, replacing a worn pad or making a simple adjustment, our experienced technicians are here to help.
All instruments are assessed prior to any work taking place. After assessment, your designated technician will review the work to be undertaken with you. Upon agreeing to the formal quotation, work on your instrument will begin on the scheduled day.
We pride ourselves on a high level of customer service and as work takes place on your instrument, we’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Should additional issues be found, the technician working on your instrument will contact you directly to first explain the issue and then discuss the options to resolve it.
All of our repairs are guaranteed for a period of 3 months from the date of repair.
Services we provide:
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Our expert London Clarinet Repair team are available to assess, advise, repair & service all types of Clarinet.
We provide three servicing options for Clarinets, Individual Repair, Light Service and a Full Service/Overhaul. Our Service options are designed to bring used instruments back to factory fresh condition, ensuring they sound good and feel great to play.
If you have a fairly new or recently serviced clarinet, or perhaps there is just one issue which is preventing the instrument from functioning, we can treat the issue in a “per item” basis, this will bring the instrument back into playing order but will not involve a full strip down and clean.
For instruments of moderate age which are played regularly or have had considerable use, and are showing signs of wear. This Service will bring a tired or worn instrument back to top condition.
During the Major Service, our instrument technicians carry out the following; Strip down, clean rod screws, Hinge Tubes, Tone Holes & The Bore. Replace pads, corks & springs as necessary. Adjust regulate & oil key work. Option to provide a thorough external clean.
Recommended for older, high-quality instruments which have either not been played for a long time or have been stored in conditions that have caused degradation of the pads.
During the Major Service, our instrument technicians will carry out the following; Strip down & thoroughly clean all parts of the instrument, replace all pads, re-cork all keys & Tenon joints, replace rusted & broken springs, tighten loose key work, adjust regulate and oil.
Book a consultation
Our expert repair team are available to assess, advise, repair & service all types of Clarinet.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas are covered for your Collection & Delivery Service?
We collect and deliver within the following London Boroughs: (Camden, Haringey, Islington, Barnet, Enfield).
How much does your Collection & Delivery Service cost?
Our Collection & Delivery Service costs £10.
Do your Clarinet repairs come with a guarantee?
All repairs are covered by a 3 month guarantee from the date of repair. This covers the time in which newly fitted components (pads, springs etc.) take to settle in.
How frequently should my Clarinet be serviced?
Service intervals vary depending on the quality of your Clarinet, how well it is looked after and the environment in which it is stored.
We recommend that a typical Student Clarinet is checked over every 8-12 months to keep it in optimal working order.
Clarinets of a higher quality can typically have a service interval of 12 months.
I need my instrument back for an exam/performance, what is the fastest turnaround?
We aim to complete all of our Clarinet repairs to a high standard and in a timely manner. At times of high demand and the nature of most repairs typically needing time to settle, we cannot offer a set timescale for all repairs.
If we assess the instrument and it can be repaired in time for your performance and we have space in our schedule then we can undertake the work.
In all cases, we offer a short-term instrument rental service that can be used to cover the period in which your instrument is with us for repairs.
Do you charge VAT on repairs?
We do not currently charge VAT on any of our repairs.
How much will my repair cost?
All of our London Clarinet repairs are priced based on the type of repair, the cost of materials and the cost of labour.
As each instrument is unique, we do not have a set price list, however, an accurate price for our work is provided in advance of any repair taking place.
Do you charge to assess a Clarinet?
All assessments carried out at our North London Clarinet Repair Workshop are free of charge.
Please contact us if you wish to have your instrument assessed at your location and this can be arranged subject to availability. Assessments of this type are chargeable.
How long will my repair take?
The duration of a repair varies depending on what work is being performed.
Certain small jobs can be carried out while you wait.
In many cases, components that are changed or repaired will need a period of at least 24 hours to settle.
Estimated timescales for all repairs will be provided to you in advance after the instrument has been assessed.
Which types of Clarinet do you repair?
We are currently specialising on Clarinets from student level up to intermediate/advanced, to the value of approximately £1,500.
If your instrument is outside of this range, please contact us directly.