Regular saxophone servicing is essential for ensuring that your instrument plays as smoothly and easily as possible, avoiding more expensive repairs and replacement parts in the future. Martin offers servicing from his base in North Somerset, but can also collect instruments within a 30 miles radius, including Bristol and Bath, for a small charge.
"Martin took time, care and attention in restoring my 94 year old Buescher Alto Sax to working order. As a top saxman he knows when a horn is singing!"
Mark Archer, owner Blowout Sax, Bath.
A saxophone service will begin with an initial assessment, and prices range from £60 to a full service £180 (two days work), the level of servicing needed will be dependent on the initial inspection and condition of the saxophone. No work will take place without the prior agreement of the customer. Martin will provide an annual saxophone inspection and oil free of charge to existing students.
A FULL SAXOPHONE SERVICE COMPRISES:
Thorough inspection of the saxophone, both visually, playing and leak light, and a full report of everything requiring specific attention completed
Complete strip down of all parts
Total clean of all parts, screws and post threads, removing all dust, dirt, debris and old oil
Re-assembly, lubrication, adjustment and any repairs completed
Re-corking, re-felting where necessary
Check Pad Seating and adjust where necessary
Check regulation and adjust where necessary
Final play and adjust