been playing bassoon since I was in the 8th Grade...not to say I play
it exceptionally well, but it is to say that I can play test
instruments and make adjustments for how it “feels” as well as how it
offer three levels of repair on bassoons:
Adjust as needed...often
done while you wait. The most common problems are leaks on
the open pads (the closed pads rarely need adjustment), and adjusting
the combination on the low D-C-B.
Clean, oil and adjust:
The instrument is taken apart and cleaned (Bassoons do not require
oiling, as is done with clarinets, because the bore is lined or sealed
in the wing joint and the descending section of the boot, and the
outside is usually lacquered). All of the pivot points on the
keys are cleaned, as well as all of the pivot rods. Pads, key
corks, and tenon corks are replaced as needed.
All of the same steps as in a clean, oil and adjust, plus all pads and
key corks are replaced. Tenon corks are replaced as
needed. Keys are cleaned and lightly
polished. Additional polishing to high gloss finish is
available for additional cost.
Repair cost per hour: $80