J and J Woodwinds, L.L.C

Our Services - Cleaning, Brass, Woodwinds, Finishing, Dent Work

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Ulrasonic Cleaning
 
The cleaning of musical instruments is taken very serious at J and J Woodwinds. The nasty things that can be found in musical instruments can (and will) cause a variety of health issues.
 
Mouthpiece only                $ 10.00
Trumpets & Coronet         $ 65.00
French Horn                       $ 95.00   (restring extra)
Trombone/Bass                 $ 75.00/ $ 95.00 w/F
Baritone & Euphonium     $ 105.00
Tuba                                    $185.00
Sousaphone/Contras        $225.00
 
All brass prices include complete ultrasonic cleaning and lubrication of slides and valves during re-assembly. Parts extra.
 
Saxophone & Clarinet
mouthpieces only              $ 10.00
 
Saxophone necks              $ 25.00
 
Cleaning of saxophones and clarinets available - please contact us as saxophone and clarinet designs and body compositions have changed greatly over the years!
 
 
 
 

 
   Sax Mechanical Overhaul

(FOR THE AVERAGE INSTRUMENT)      

The mechanical overhaul of a saxophone at J and J Woodwinds includes the complete disassembly of all key work from the body of the saxophone and a thorough cleaning of all keys, rods, pivot screws, springs, tone hole stacks, body surfaces and the entire interior bore. All key work pivot points are tightened by hand burnishing methods which restores the action to a like new performance level. All tone hole stacks are checked and correctly leveled where necessary using the proper procedures. The installation of premium quality pads (or specialty pads for an extra charge), all corks, felts and necessary springs. Then the saxophone is re-assembled, all pads and key work are aligned and leveled over the tone hole stacks, key work is lubricated with a Teflon bearing synthetic lube and the pad seating process is done.  Once the seating process is completed the saxophone is completely regulated and thoroughly play tested.  After 72 hours the regulation is checked again and a final play test is performed prior to return shipping to you.  

 

Saxophone

Mechanical Overhaul

Soprano

600.00

Alto

600.00

C Melody

600.00

Tenor

750.00

Baritone

875.00

Bass 

1550.00

Music Medic 'Roo pads are available in White or Black and Prestini Kangaroo in Tan!

All resonator designs and sizes available!

Complete Restoration

     The complete restoration of a saxophone at J and J Woodwinds includes all work described in our mechanical overhaul as well as the complete refinishing of the entire saxophone. All polishing is performed by hand (no heavy-handed machine buffing!) to minimize any material removal (We concentrate more to the playability of your horn than trying to make appear as though it has NEVER been played. A large percentage of vintage horns have already been almost buffed to death!).
 
Saxophone

Lacquer

Pure Silver* Plate

24k Gold* Plate

Soprano 1,500.00 1,700.00 4,500.00
Alto 1,870.00 2,050.00 5,300.00
C Melody 2,050.00 2,125.00 5,400.00
Tenor 2,050.00 2,200.00 6,600.00
Baritone 2,300.00 2,500.00 8,000.00
Bass 3,600.00 4,800.00 10,700.00
 
 *Plating prices are subject to change without notice due to the fluctuating values in the precious metals market and will be reflected on the final invoice.
 
* Cork padding of upper joint available for an additional $225.00 charge.

Clarinet Mechanical Overhaul

      The mechanical overhaul of a clarinet at J and J Woodwinds includes the complete disassembly of all key work from the body of the clarinet and a thorough cleaning of all keys, rods, pivot screws, springs, tone holes, body surfaces and the entire bore. Wooden clarinets are oiled inside and out. All key work pivot points are tightened by hand burnishing methods which restores the action to a like new performance level. All tone holes are checked for damage (and repaired if needed for an additional charge upon notification) and correctly leveled where necessary. All new premium quality pads, corks, felts, and necessary springs are installed.  Then the clarinet is reassembled, all pads are aligned and leveled over the tone holes, key work is carefully lubricated with Teflon bearing synthetic lube and the pad seating process is begun. Once the seating process is completed the clarinet is regulated and thoroughly play tested. After 48 hours the regulation is checked again and a final play test is performed prior to return shipping to you.  

 

Instrument

Mechanical  Overhaul

*Bb/Eb Clarinet 225.00
*A Clarinet 250.00
Alto Clarinet 300.00
Bass Clarinet

450.00

Contra-Alto/Bass Clarinet          

Paperclip shaped

                          

 

         850.00


extra   expense, please contact






* Cork padding of upper joint available for an additional $225.00 charge.

Clarinet Restoration

 
       The complete restoration of a clarinet at the J and J Woodwinds includes all work described in our mechanical overhaul as well as the complete refinishing of the entire clarinet body and all key work.  Your clarinet will look and play like new. 
 
        J and J Woodwinds offers the complete re-plating of all clarinet keys, post and tenon rings and the bell flare ring in a variety of electro-plated finishes.  You can choose from Bright Nickel, Pure Silver Plate or 24k Gold Plate for the feel and look that you desire.   

 

 
Instrument

Complete Restoration

Complete Restoration in Bright Nickel Plate Complete Restoration in Pure Silver* Plate Complete Restoration in 24k Gold Plate*
*Bb/Eb Clarinet  600.00    820.00 1050.00 2,550.00
*A Clarinet  625.00    845.00 1,075.00 2,600.00
*Alto Clarinet  710.00 1,000.00 1,075.00 2,850.00
*Bass Clarinet 850.00 1,250.00 1,325.00 3,000.00
*Contra Bass Clarinet 1000.00 1,525.00 1,800.00 4,825.00
 *Metal clarinets are priced differently - please call for latest pricing!
 
  *Plating prices are subject to change without notice due to the fluctuating values in the precious metals market and will be reflected on the final invoice.
 
Please contact us for pricing on repairs and restorations for other types of instruments!
 
Custom Services

      We will replace all worn key finger pearls for an additional charge. This service on worn vintage saxophones, with the original engraving recut, will restore your valuable musical instrument to the original like-new condition. All of our engraving work, either re-cut or that special something extra, is performed by master engraver Sherry Huntley at Artistic Engraving.

We can also modify keys, such as the high E key touch to the newer style up-turned touch, the left little finger table on vintage saxes to a more modern (comfortable!) table, raise left hand palm keys, etc...Just let us know what you have in mind!

    We also offer a "Custom 24k Gold Trim" which, if done at the time of restoration, will be an additional cost. On a Silver Plated saxophone the Gold Trim Option would be on the inside of the bell, key guards and all keys. You may contact us for more information and pricing on our Custom Trim Options.

* Plating prices are subject to change without notice due to the fluctuating values in the precious metals market and will be reflected on the final invoice.

       We also offer brasswind and metal woodwind mouthpiece re-finishing in Pure Silver and 24k Gold Plating. Please feel free to call or email us for more information or if you have any questions.

"Rat Rod" Bare Brass finish

  For some time now there have been brand new professional brass and woodwind instruments produced by the manufacturer and offered in “bare brass” finishes. These instruments are sold in their shiny new appearance and then, over time, oxidize to become the dull finish horns we occasionally see. There are some considerations that should be made before selecting the “Rat Rod ” finish.   

      When restoring brass or metal woodwind instruments, the lacquer, silver-plating or gold plating is applied not only for their beautiful appearances but these coatings act as protections against wear. If the instrument is left in the "bare brass" stage, one needs to keep in mind that the elements as well as the acid from the player's own hands will attack the instrument and greatly decrease the life expectancy of your brass or woodwind instrument.  

       Also, the residue from this oxidation process can be absorbed into the players' system and may not be very healthy at all. Some players have discovered that they are actually allergic to this brass oxidation residue.   

J and J Woodwinds does, upon customer’s request, leave a brasswind or metal woodwind restoration in the “Rat Rod”  bare brass finish, but only after having advised of the negative effects.

Dent Removal

Musical instruments are prone to damage under normal care and usage.  Minor dents are common place and most instrument repairs require some dent removal.  J and J Woodwinds, when performing mechanical overhauls and complete restorations, will do minor dent removal on the instrument at no extra charge.  If the dent work becomes excessive, J and J Woodwinds will contact and advise you of any additional charges prior to any work being performed.

Payment

       J and J Woodwinds requires a 50% deposit, by either check,  money order , VISA, Mastercard or by PayPal on all major repair services to cover the expense of various materials, services and related costs incurred while your instrument is in process. Plating prices are subject to change without notice due to the fluctuating values in the precious metals market (which we have no control over) and will be reflected on the final invoice. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use your credit card.

NOTICE: Repairs not picked up within 30 days of completion are subject to a storage charge of 5% of the total due or $15, whichever is greater. Charges will continue to accrue for each 30-day period until paid in full.

Repairs left unclaimed for 90 days will be considered abandoned, and WILL BE SOLD

 

 

 
Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:
Doc Frazier
J and J Woodwinds
11612 Greenwood-Springridge Rd.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71129
Local 318-780-9098

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