Repair Shop

My name is Mark Kasten/Vice President and Senior Repair Technician for Weinermusic.com


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Many of you may know me from over 25 years of attending and repairing woodwinds at shows and colleges across the country.

I have studied instrument manufacturing worldwide at major factories in Europe (at the Buffet and Selmer factories in the U.S.and Paris), in Taiwan at the LE Sax factory, and in Vancouver with Morrie Backun.

I have set up clarinets and saxophones for the most demanding artists, educators and students worldwide.

I have had the privilege to set up clarinets for Bil Jackson, Mark Nuccio, Naomi and Stanley Drucker, David Weber, Vanguel Tangaro, Robert Dilutis, Ted Lane, Brad Behn, Pat and William Blayney, Alexander Fiterstein, London Silas Shavers, and Ricardo Morales to name a few. I also have clainets that I set up in the Buffet Studio in New York.

I specialize in Buffet clarinets, Selmer saxophones, Yamaha clarinets and saxophones, as well as vintage and modern woodwinds. I have worked on many vintage horns, some older than Fred.

I have a large inventory of custom parts for the problem restoration, some my own design in addition to having a complete woodwind repair shop with the latest tools and supplies.

Weinermusic has a parts department with over 35 years of new and obsolete parts.

I oversee all the instruments serviced in our pro shop before leaving Weinermusic.com for the last 25 years and have set up thousands of woodwind instruments in that time.

All woodwind instruments are check on the "Truth Detector" The MAGNEHELIC (woodwind leak detector).

I specialize in "Emergency Repairs" Same day service available. Call or stop in, or overnight your instrument to me and receive it the back the next day (in some cases)

Call me! Let's talk about your woodwind needs and how I can help.

(516) 747-5004 x106
mark@weinermusic.com

 

 

Professional Bb and A clarinet overhaul $250.00
  • Only Glotin-Buffet Double Skin Pads used.
  • Undercutting of toneholes if necessary.
  • Rods and screws honed and lapped. Replaced if necessary.
  • Keys are polished to a high buff special white buffing rouge.
  • Springs are rust proofed, greased and replaced if necessary.
  • Wood is carefully inspected for imperfections and cracks.
  • Rings are tightened by an arbor press ring machine if needed.
  • New tenon corks.
  • Swedging of keys to eliminate lost motion and key noise.
ADDITIONAL COST ITEMS:
  • Cork pads on top joint using imported cross grained cork: add $100.00
  • Overhaul with Gortex Pads: $395.00
  • Professional Crack pinning through one side of the body with no visibility of crack pin work: $10.00 each crack pin
  • Plating of keys - Triple silver or nickel plating: Call
  • Tenon replacement : Call

 

 

Professional Saxophone overhaul: $450.00
  • Body cleaned with Mr. Weiner's special non-acid solution - no damage to metal or toneholes.
  • Each sax is hand buffed and polished.
  • Metal or Plastic Resonator Pads are used - please specify.
  • Leveling of toneholes if needed.
  • Only blue steel english springs or stainless steel springs used.
  • Swedging of keys to eliminate lost motion and key noise.
  • Minor body dents removed at no extra charge.
  • New Neck Cork and Neck Swedging into body socket.
Soprano/Alto $450.00
Tenor $475.00
Baritone $850.00

 

 

Professional Bassoon overhaul: $450.00
  • Pads are hand stitched and treated with Paraffin and Non Porous sealer.
  • Special cross grained cork or neoprene pads or wing joint.
  • Staining and Spray lacquer of worn areas of wood.
  • Set screws added to eliminate movement of posts.
  • Keys are polished to a high buff with special white buffing rouge.
  • Springs are rust proofed and greased - replaced if necessary.
  • New tenon corks
  • Hand refacing of toneholed with special refacing tools.
  • Swedging of keys as well as teflon washers used to eliminate lost key motion and key noise.
  • High A,C, and D keys speaker tubes removed as necessary to insure perfect suction.
  • Rods and screws are honed and lapped - replaced if necessary.
  • Minor bocal dents removed at no extra charge.

 

 

Professional Flute and Piccolo overhaul: $250.00
  • Finest yellow skin treated pads.
  • New head joint cork.
  • Swedging of keys and head joint.
  • Each flute is sonically cleaned.
  • Spring wire used.
  • Rods and screws are honed and lapped - replaced if necessary.
ADDITIONAL COST ITEMS:
Hand cut Embouchere:$60.00

 

 

Professional Oboe overhaul: $400.00
  • Special cross grained cork pads throughout instrument.
  • Keys are polished to a high buff with special white buffing rouge.
  • Springs rust proofed and greased - replaced if necessary.
  • New Tenon Corks.
  • Wood is inspected for imperfections and cracks.
  • Bore reamed as necessary - 10 check points are used to determine proper bore dimensions.
  • Rods and Screws are honed and lapped - replaced if necessary.
ADDITIONAL COST ITEMS:
  • Plating - Triple silver or nickel plating.
  • Crack Pinning.
  • Hard rubber toneholes inserts.
Call for more info and prices.