Clarinet Repairs

In the back rooms of Howarth of London we have a workshop where highly trained and experienced technicians repair, service and overhaul instruments or make made-to-measure alterations to customers' specifications. Their services are in great demand and we suggest you call well ahead (see "Contacting us" link on the left) to book your instrument in.

 

EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Emergency work can usually be accommodated at short notice, but please call before coming to the shop. Minimum charge for while-you-wait pads/corks etc from £10.00 ex-VAT, £12.00 inc-VAT.


SATURDAY REPAIRS:

If you need your instrument repairing on a Saturday, please contact us ahead of visiting the shop to check that this is possible. We don't currently have a repairer in every Saturday.


For a general service your instrument will need to be in the workshops for approximately 1 week.

 

All prices are estimates subject to inspection of the instrument.

 


ex-VAT

inc VAT
GENERAL SERVICE
Strip instrument, clean up as required, renew corks and pads as required, oil, re-assemble and finish to good playing order..
Boehm Clarinet
  Plastic instruments  from £90.00 £108.00
  Wooden instruments  from £110.00 £132.00
REPAD
Strip instrument, clean body and holes, renew corks and springs as required, renew all pads, oil, re-assemble and finish to good playing order.
Boehm Clarinet
  Plastic instruments  from £195.00 £234.00
  Wooden instruments  from £230.00  £276.00
Bass Clarinet (Boehm system to low C) £500.00 £600.00
Full-Boehms, German systems, Basset-Horns etc. ……….. Pro Rata
COMPLETE OVERHAUL
Strip instrument, take up play in key-work, polish keys and pillars. Clean body and holes, renew all corks including tenon, pads and any faulty springs. Re-assemble, oil and finish to good playing order.
Boehm Clarinet £335.00 £402.00
Bass Clarinet (Boehm system to low C) £700.00 £840.00
Full-Boehms etc. ……….. Pro Rata

 

 

SUNDRIES ex-VAT inc VAT
Recork tenon from £15.00 £18.00
Move thumbrest £16.00 £19.20
Shorten barrel (not available on some plastics) from £25.00 £30.00
Bore out mouthpiece to 926 Bore from £30.00 £36.00
Bore up mouthpiece to 1010 Bore from £40.00 £48.00
Sleeve loose tenon from £70.00 £84.00
New tenon without tip ring from £180.00 £216.00
New tenon with tip ring from £200.00 £240.00
SPLITS
Cement and polish from £25.00 £30.00
Pinning (per pin) from £25.00 £30.00
Bush hole with ebonite First split from £70.00 £84.00
Each split thereafter from £60.00 £72.00

 

 

MATERIALS ex-VAT inc VAT
Leather Pads each £ 0.85 £ 1.02
Skin Pads each £ 0.51 £ 0.61
Cork (per sheet, 1.6mm thick, 150x100mm) £ 4.26 £ 5.11
Shellac (per stick) £ 5.96 £ 7.15

Keywork repairs and alterations, silver plating, tuning, restoration etc. also undertaken.  Please contact the Howarth clarinet department for further information.

 

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