always happy to help Do It Yourself players that want to try to repair
their own instrument. Give me a call and let me know what you
need and I’ll see if I have it in stock. I’d also be happy to
give you advice on your project.
I see “pad sets” offered on the
web, but in my experience the sizes provided don’t always exactly match
every instrument. If you’re in need of a few pads or a
set of pads, take the key(s) off the instrument, remove the pad, and
bring the key(s) to me to have the correct pad sized to the
If you need cork, felt, etc, I’d be happy to help you out.
have quite a few screws in stock (pivot screws, guard screws, adjusting
screws, etc), as well as many small parts. I have access to
factory new parts for almost all current makes and models. If
need a part for an older instrument (eg, Armstrong Flute, Bundy
Clarinet, Conn Alto Sax), the part for the current model probably won’t
work. I have a box full of “parts” instruments and may have
you need. I can also check with some shops and other repair
resources to see if someone has what you need, or I may be able to make
what you need from a similar instrument.
If you need to have a
part plated I recommend Andersons in Elkhart, Indiana or Boyle Snyder
here in Los Angeles. The key should be completely prepped
sending it to them, and I’d be happy to help if you need
assistance. I have confidence in Boyle Snyder to do parts,
the body of your instrument needs to be done I’d only use Andersons.