McKenzie Music Etcetera repairs and servicing available in Toowoomba, QLD.

repairs & servicing

  • Ensures your instrument performs reliably and accurately.
  • Helps maintain its value
  • Keeps your instruments clean and healthier to play
  • Helps avoid larger repair bills
McKenzie Music Etcetera repairs and servicing available in Toowoomba, QLD.

Just like a car, regular servicing helps maintain the value of an instrument and ensures that it performs reliably and accurately. Instruments should be cleaned annually and the various mechanisms checked for signs of wear and tear.

Anything you put in your mouth on a regular basis would get pretty stinky after a while right? Most instruments require only a standard service each 12-18 months, and this thorough annual clean will keep your instrument not only smelling better but healthier to play and performing better for you.

Below are our service packages. Our services offer excellent value for money, and we do not undertake any unnecessary repairs.

woodwind services

  • Overall examination. Disassemble instrument,
    as required.
  • Seat and level pads, removing any leaks and checking operation and alignment of keys
    (any replacement pads at extra cost).
  • Replacement of bumper corks.
  • Neck and joint fittings checked (replacement joints at extra cost).
  • Accessible, small dents are removed.
  • Oil keys.
  • Clean mouthpiece and vacuum case.
  • Test play.

Pricing

  • Clarinet - $110
  • Clarinet Joint - $30
  • Bass Clarinet - $165

  • Flute (closed tone hole) - $110
  • Flute (open tone hole) - $120
  • Flute Joint - $30
  • Flute Crown Cork - $15
  • Piccolo - $110

  • Alto Sax - $140
  • Tenor Sax - $140
  • Baritone Sax - $170
  • Soprano Sax - $140
  • Sax Neck Cork - $40

  • Oboe - $170
  • Bassoon - $170
  • Bassoon Joint - $35

(Prices includes GST. Parts are at an additional cost).

brass services

  • Overall examination. Disassemble instrument, removing slides & valves.
  • Hand wash, degrease and brush out interior, removing old lubricant residue.
  • Grease slides, oil valves & check operation and alignment.
  • Accessible, small dents are removed.
  • Basic polish included.
  • Replace necessary water key corks/felts/springs.
  • Clean mouthpiece and vacuum case.
  • Test play.

Pricing

  • Trumpet - $110

  • Tenor Trombone - $120
  • Trombone 1 Valve - $150
  • Trombone 2 Valve - $170
  • Trombone Slide Service Minor - $75
  • Trombone Slide Service Major - By Quote

  • French Horn 3 Valve - $190
  • French Horn 4 Valve - $230
  • French Horn Restring - $35

  • Euphonium 3 Valve - $155
  • Euphonium 4 Valve - $175

  • Tuba 3 Valve - $175
  • Tuba 4 Valve - $195

  • Cornet - $110
  • Fluge - $110
  • Baritone - $135
  • Tenor Horn - $120
  • Stuck Slider - from $55

(Prices includes GST. Parts are at an additional cost).

Pricing (incl. GST)

  • Cornet – $110
  • Trumpet – $110
  • Tenor Trombone – $120
  • Trombone 1 Valve – $150
  • Trombone 2 Valve – $170
  • Trombone Slide Service Minor – $75
  • Trombone Slide Service Major – By Quote
  • French Horn 3 Valve – $190
  • French Horn 4 Valve – $230
  • French Horn Restring – $35
  • Flugel – $110
  • Baritone – $135
  • Tenor Horn – $120
  • Euphonium 3 Valve – $155
  • Euphonium 4 Valve – $175
  • Tuba 3 Valve – $175
  • Tuba 4 Valve – $195
  • Stuck Slider – from $55

Parts are at an additional cost unless noted.

major work

Occasionally, instruments need a more major overhaul, or they have a specific fault that requires attention (“I accidentally ran over my sax” or “my little sister used my flute as a drumstick”…)

Examples of such repairs include:

  • Partial to full repads
  • Resoldering joints and braces
  • Extensive polishing work
  • Refitting of joints and slides

It’s almost impossible to quote on instrument overhauls without physically seeing the instrument, and costs can vary greatly. We offer free quotes and are always happy to discuss repairs needed, so bring your instrument in and we can talk about bringing it back to life!

turnaround times

Servicing times throughout the year are usually a week. This does not include peak periods such as November – February and June – July. We understand that there are times when you need an instrument for a performance, or are in town for a small time, and we can usually accommodate shorter turnaround times. Call us and book your instrument in to avoid longer than desired wait times.