Welcome to WoodwindTech

My experience as a technician serving area music stores in the Cleveland area,
since the late 70s,
has given me insight into what it takes to get an instrument to perform optimally.
Experienced in all band instruments, but specializing in woodwinds,
 I have worked as a quality control technician servicing instruments
that are fresh from the factory, among others.
I have found that issues affecting playbility can exist from day one
and it is my goal to track down these problems,
and more recent issues, to make the instrument play as it should.

Presently I have set up shop in my home, and am semi-retired.
I still enjoy this work, and welcome inquiries from those
who would like an opinion on their flute, clarinet, sax, or other woodwind instrument.
Dave Henry

Text 216 571 0072


Please make an appointment for a consulation at my Cleveland Hts. home shop.



Repads, Repair and Overhauls for

Flute Clarinet Saxophone

Woodwind Tech provides professional care to your woodwind musical instrument.  Whether it be a  repad, overhaul, or regular maintenance, Dave Henry of Woodwind Tech gives each instrument personal attention. A quality repad will restore your instrument to a playing condition, possibly even better than when it was purchased new.  Dave has been repairing and learning new techniques on musical instruments for 35 years.
Since I play flute and other woodwinds, I can tell if an instrument is not playing to its full potential.  And I also know what to do to get it right.
If you are not in need of a repad, I will also effect necessary repairs only.  Or, if you just have a question,  davehenry7@me.com   Or call 216 571 0072

Please make an appointment for estimate or service. Serving the Cleveland Ohio area.
If shipping,  email me for the address.

Read my Technicom article

Here are descriptions of the flute and clarinet repad / overhaul. See below for saxophone repair information.

Flute (and piccolo) repad/overhaul

  • Disassembly, including pinned key sections
  • Chemical cleaning and hand polish
  • Most dents removed 
  • New corks and pads, including waxed head joint cork
  • Pads checked for pneumatic seal
  • Reassembly, repairing wobbly keys, leveling each pad using shimming techniques
  • Regulation and testing
Partial shimming on a flute
Partial shimming on a flute repair
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Flute Repad/Overhaul:   $325
Open hole Flute:            $450  (Intermediate)
Piccolo Repad:              $325 - $550
If overhaul is not needed --
Clean, Oil and Adjust (up to 4 pads) (Student Flute):  $125
Pro flute COA: $200
Professional flute overhaul:  $800 plus pads

Please email for appointment 

Bb Clarinet Overhaul:

  • Examined for cracks
  • Disassembly of clarinet
  • Springs cleaned and oiled
  • Clarinet bodies cleaned and oiled
  • Polish keys and metal parts
  • Keys tightened between posts and on rods 
  • Uneven tone holes refaced
  • Reassembly of clarinet with new pads, leveling each pad
  • Masters or cork pad on register key
  • New corks, including new tenon corks
  • Regulation and testing
Leak testing clarinet with feeler
Leak testing clarinet with feeler
(Bb) Clarinet overhaul (plastic)   $325 Felt pads
Clarinet repad (pro)                           $450  I recommend cork or Masters pads upper, black Masters lower
Bass Clarinet repad (plastic)            $525
Bass Clarinet repad (wooden)          $625

If overhaul is not needed:
Typical adjustments and repairs soprano clarinet (up to 4 pads, 1 tenon cork):  $135 plus shipping

Please email for an appointment 
                                                            Text 216 571 0072

Click here for information on the Saxophone Repad and Repair

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dave examines flute

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