I look forward to helping you maintain your bassoon efficiently
and at the lowest possible cost.
I specialize in Fox and Renard Bassoons and
am happy to work on other makes as well.
A complete repad overhaul is an extensive job.
All pads and buffers are removed from the keys. The bore is
oiled and polished. The finish is cleaned. Tonehole facings
are adjusted and sealed. New pads are installed and seated.
Ultrasuede buffers are installed. If necessary the boot bracket
is removed, cleaned, and resealed with silicone. After the
mechanism is adjusted, I play test the instrument in my studio.
The complete service includes removal of all
keys, oil and polish of the bore, and cleaning the finish.
Defective pads are replaced and reseated. Worn buffers are
replaced. The mechanism is adjusted and then I play test the
I offer other services that you may require.
I would be very happy to diagnose your bassoon's
problem(s). I have the leak testing equipment. Don't forget,
I'm a player with 25 years of experience in teaching and working
with every sort of bassoon. And I've been working on bassoons
at the Fox Factory during the past fourteen summers...I've
seen it all!
I love doing this work! But I'm also
honest about what I can't do: key making; tenon replacement.
If you need a service I can't provide, I will gladly
recommend the very best technician to help you.
How much will my service work cost you? Call
me. Visit me in my studio or workshop. By the way,
I'm located about half a mile from the new World Headquarters
of NAPBIRT, of which I am a member. I will spend as much
time as necessary advising you. I'll quote the fairest possible
Although I've never claimed to be an oboe specialist, I will
take care of your basic maintenance needs. With my wife's
help I'll diagnose the problem(s) your instrument is having.
Then, if we can't take care of it, I will recommend the very
best person to do the job.
I look forward to consulting with you about
the maintenance of your bassoon and oboe. I'm confident that
I can be your best resource for help with your instrument.