The Vibes Service Plans
The workshop offers 4 main service options, The end of year check over, The restore to General Playing order, The Full service, The Overhaul.
If you purchased your instrument from us we offer a free check over at the end of the first year to ensure that your instrument is in good working order.
This includes a light clean, Oiling of the mechanism, Check of the pads seating & General adjustments throughout the instrument.
This can usually be completed within a day as long as it has been booked in advance.
When a full service is not required or affordable a GPO will get your instrument into good working order… including:
- Pad seating checked throughout
- Adjustments & Regulation checked
- Worn/Broken/Missing corks & Felts replaced
- Mechanism oiled
- A light clean
All GPO’s are individually assessed and quoted for on a time taken basis at a rate of £45 per hour.
This is your general MOT for your instrument. The level of use of your instrument will depend on how frequently you will need a general service. for a new instrument we recommend getting a general service around 18 months – 2 years. Generally after this you can expect to service your instrument every year – 18 months.
Regular services will keep your instrument in tip top condition and will help to avoid costly repair bills!
A General service includes:
- Full strip down, clean & polish of the keywork & body
- Clean Mechanism, Strip & Clean pinned mechanism
- Straighten bent keywork
- Replace worn pads & Re seat pads
- Replace worn Corks & Felts
- Re-felt Keywork
- Oil Mechanism
- Balance & Regulate instrument throughout
Service costs will vary depending on the make & model of your instrument plus how much work is required. An accurate quote can be given once we have seen & assessed the the instrument.
As a basic guide:
Flute servicing starts from £140
Clarinet servicing starts from
This is the highest level of service we offer. This puts your instrument in to ‘as new’ condition.
Work included is the same as a general service plus…
- All pads replaced
- All corks & felts replaced
- Tone holes rebuilt as necessary
- All tenon corks replaced (as necessary)
Different pad options are available, please call us to discuss your requirements.
We also offer Small Repairs Indivudally:
Tenon Cork Replacement – £10 per cork
Mouthpiece Re cork – £8 per cork
Headjoint Cork – £8
Tenon Refitting – from £10
Minimum Charge – £10