Recommended Clarinet Tech Services

Here are some recommended Clarinet Reconditioners:

Hobbyist category:

David Watson  (Dave Leblanc on the forum!)
Located in Los Angeles from October to June, and San Diego the rest of it.

Cost: $90 plus all shipping.
Turn around time is 4-5 days, or shorter if the customer desires.

Professional Clarinet Tech Services:

NEW! Jordan E. Kinsey, Owner/Technician of Kinsey Clarinets  302-932-7984
You can also find Jordan offering $99 clarinet reconditioning on eBay. She writes: My husband also uses it frequently. He is the professor of clarinet at the University of Delaware and play tests every horn I work on.

Jeremy Soule is the Vintage Clarinet Doctor. He gave me the following information:
I currently start full clarinet overhauls (that includes soaking in oil, swedging and countersinking mechanism, full buffing, all new cork and kidskin pads plus minor stuff like ring tightening, a new spring or 2 and tonehole refacing as needed) for $275, Albert systems start at $300, Full Boehms at $375.

I also do sop/alto/tenor saxes, (overhaul includes straightening rods, aligning posts, leveling toneholes, cleaning body, new pads and cork) with altos starting @ $350 tenors at $400, sopranos about the same.

Since I mostly work on old stuff, these are baselines, which ascend with condition issues, complexity of mechanism, etc. my hourly rate is a bit lower as I work from a home shop and have minimal overhead.
See the Contact page at his site linked above.

Please notify Phil (philpedler at the forum) if you would like to add someone to this list.