Clean, Oil, Adjust (COA)
The aim of a COA is similar to any preventative maintenance you might do to your automobile.
Clean, oil, adjusts (COA) include complete disassembly of the instrument. The body of the instrument will be cleaned by the least aggressive means possible to do a complete and thorough job. Minor polishing and body work will also be completed at this time.
The aim of a mechanical overhaul is to get your instrument in better-than-new working and playing condition.
Mechanical overhauls include a COA plus the complete replacement of all pads, corks, felts, and teflon or other synthetic materials. Keywork will be refit to remove both lateral and radial play. Tone holes will be resurfaced to allow optimal pad sealing without compromising the integrity of the instrument.
Play Condition Servicing
The aim of play condition servicing is to get the instrument back to a playable condition.
Play condition servicing ranges from simple adjustments to the replacement of several pads and corks. Other examples include the cleaning of necks and/or mouthpieces, removing stuck objects, and leveling and reseating pads.
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Past modifications have included: wooden end plugs, wooden palm key risers, tuning adjustments through key height and tone hole modification, replacing missing neck rings, clarinet tuning rings, clarinet tenon sleeves, clarinet and oboe tenon replacement, case modification, custom case building, removing lacquer, finger touch extensions, and plating prep.