Clarinet Repairs

We provide a free collection and delivery service to our local schools. 

& use a courier service for our nation wide customers.

Why Use MusiCraft?

At MusiCraft we employ a team of 5 on-site woodwind & brass technicians. We have always prided ourselves as being first class technicians where your playing pleasure is our priority. With our team of skilled technicians we have gained ourselves an enviable reputation amongst players and teachers alike. We pride ourselves on the highest quality of work which we guarantee.  


Repairs Materials: Ebonite / ABS-resin clarinets (plastic) We use Lucien Deluxe Pads: Yellow, double bladder skin pads with specially treated pressed felt. Wooden clarinets (optional) We use Deluxe Waterproof Mypads: Waterproof tan leather pads with deluxe pressed felt. Blue tempered needle springs and fine quality imported felt and corks.

Putting your clarinet back together is the most labor-intensive part of the setup process. Each key is meticulously reassembled. The pads are leveled and diligently checked for any potential leaks, one pad at a time. The key venting is optimized for even sonics and accurate intonation. The pad height is set to your personal specifications. And the spring tension is adjusted for an even feel and quick action.

Finally your clarinet is play-tested and spot-checked for accurate intonation. Enjoy the confidence of knowing your clarinet is being set up by a shop whose staff actually plays the instruments they work on!

Repairs charged @ R690.00 per hour, with a minimum charge of R350.00 including VAT.

Emergency Repairs:
Done while you wait, re-straightening, re-alignment to bent keys, re-seating pads, replacement of spring, etc. charged @ R860.00 including VAT per hour.

NB. The prices below are a rough guide. An accurate estimate will be given once the instrument is assessed and work will commence once approved.

A/Bb/Eb Clarinet - StudentR1,200 - R2,000

- Pro

R2,000 - R3,000
Alto Clarinet - Student/schoolsR2,250 - R3,000
- ProR3,250 - R4,000
Basset/Bass Clarinet - StudentR3,250 - R4,000
- ProR4,300 - R5,000
Contra Bass ClarinetR5,000 - R6,000

Check and adjust. Repair as necessary, re-straightening and re-alignment to keys etc. replace 1 or 2 pads, springs, corks, General tightening and securing to keys, pivot screws and shafts.

MAJOR SERVICE:Charges Include Vat
A/Bb/Eb Clarinet - StudentR3,000 - R4,200
- ProR4,500 - R6,000
Alto Clarinet - Student/schoolsR3,850 - R5,000
- ProR5,500  -R7,000
Basset/Bass Clarinet- StudentR7,000 - R9,000
- ProR9,000  -  R11,500
Contra Bass ClarinetR9,500 - R12,500

Check, adjust and repair as necessary. Removing keys, re straightening and re alignment. Removing all corrosion and foreign matter from tone holes. Cleaning and polishing of keys. Replacing 6 - 8 pads, springs and corks as necessary. Assemble and lubrication.

REPAD/OVERHAUL :Charges Include Vat
Bb/Eb Clarinet (ebonite, plastic resin bodies)R5,250 - R6,000
(wooden, granadilla bodies) - ProR6,750 - R8,000
Alto ClarinetR10,000 - R11,500
Basset HornR12,000 - R13,500
Bass Clarinet (extending to low Eb)R12,000 - R13,500
Bass Clarinet (extending to low C)R14,000 - R16,000
Contra Bass ClarinetR16,000 - R18,000

COMPLETE STRIPPING OF INSTRUMENT: Removal of all keys, worn pads, old corks and springs. Complete keywork and tightening i.e.: swedging worn hinge tubes and removal of any play between pillars. Hand burnishing methods that restore the action to a like-new performance level. For very old clarinets or badly worn keys, a new set of silver steel shafts may be fitted. All tone holes are checked and correctly leveled where necessary. On wooden bodies all cracks are filled or pinned and the entire bore is oiled.

A thorough cleaning and polishing of all keys, rods, pivot screws, tone holes, body surfaces and bore is done. Replacement of all springs, corks, felts and pads. Keywork is carefully balanced, regulated and aligned. Instrument is then reassembled and lubricated.