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.
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 have the desire to do 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

email 
davehenry7@me.com

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

                            






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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.



Technicians--  
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

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Partial shimming on a flute
Partial shimming on a flute repair
Gemeinhardt Armstrong Yamaha Emerson Artley Bundy Selmer Powell Tom Green
 
Flute Repad/Overhaul:   $325
Open hole Flute:            $450  (Intermediate)
Piccolo Repad:              $325 - $500
If overhaul is not needed --
Clean, oil and adjust (up to 4 pads) (Student Flute):  $125
Professional flute:  $800 plus pads

Please email for appointment 
davehenry7@me.com




Bb Clarinet Overhaul:

  • Examined for cracks
  • Disassembly of clarinet
  • Buff keys and metal parts
  • Keys tightened between posts and on rods 
  • Uneven tone holes refaced
  • Springs cleaned and oiled
  • Wooden clarinet bodies brushed and oiled
  • 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 
davehenry7@me.com
                                                            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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