Saxophones are complex mechanical devices. It relies on the ability of materials such as leather, cork & felt to properly seal toneholes and articulate key mechanisms. Unfortunately, these materials all compress and un-compress as time goes on. Sadly, many saxophones do not have even & stable surfaces for these materials to compress to, which results in uneven compression of the pads, corks & felts. Combine that with the fact that many technicians do not have the proper training to correct these issues and you quickly can realize the potential disaster in store for many saxophones!
Here at SaxophoneRepairs.com, we are well trained to correct the maladies of your horn. As an Official Selmer Paris Pro Shop, we have been recognized for our technical ability and understanding of how to get the most out of your sax!
We use only the best tooling, materials, pads & techniques so that your sax can play to the best of its ability - and in most cases, better than it was when it was brand new!
Is your horn simply not playing right? Regardless
of age or model, we can make it work right! Obviously, we
need to see your sax before we can quote the repair. For
local customers (Las Vegas), we recommend bringing your sax
in. Many minor repairs can be done under our Minimum Service
charge of $15 while quick fixes can sometimes be done free
Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00
Sadly, most people buy their sax from a store that either does not or
cannot perform a proper setup on a new horn. While the sax
can play, it doesn't play like it should. We can remedy this
for you! Our New Horn Pro Setup will get your horn playing
up to the caliber it should! This job is based on the time
needed to setup the horn.
Average cost is $90-$120
Average time is 1-3 days
The minor overhaul is great for that 10 year old
sax that needs constant adjustment but isn't old enough to
warrant a full repad. The minor overhaul involves replacing
all of the upper stack pads, minor mechanical refit (as
needed), complete chemical cleaning of the sax & silicone
treatment of the lower stack pads.
Average cost is $275
Average time is 5-10 days
Excellent for modern student saxes. This job does
not include any mechanical refit or full cleaning and
assumes that the sax was kept in relatively good condition.
All new pads and full adjustment.
Average cost is $375
Average time is 10-14 days
Complete overhaul using standard grade pads. Includes minor mechanical
refitting of keys to posts, complete disassembly and
cleaning, new corks & felts. Excellent for that horn that
needs a lot of work but isn't a top teir pro horn.
Average cost is $600
Average time is 2 weeks
This is the job that we are known best for.
Includes a full mechanical modernization to your horn
including diamond tone hole leveling, refitting all keys to
posts and all keys to their rods (more than swedging),
custom fitting with premium pads (Pisoni Pro or Kangaroo)
and a full 2 year warranty. Great for vintage pro horns!
Starting cost is $900
Average time is 2-3 weeks
We can further optimize your saxes performance with optional necks, mouthpieces, ligatures and other accessories. Give us a call and we will gladly walk you through all of the options on your horn to get your ideal sound!