Have band camp coming up soon? Don’t wait! Be sure to get your instruments in for a checkup well before camp. Our technicians can give you just what you need to set you at the top of the bands.
Lines can get long for repair during the summer with the high traffic that comes in from our amazingly proactive directors who are getting everything ready for next year.
Got a wet instrument from practice or graduation? Here’s what to do:
You want to use a towel and dry off as many beads of water as you can. Moisture inside your case can be extremely bad for your instrument. ESPECIALLY if you don’t anticipate taking your instrument out before next school year. This goes for both brass and woodwind players.
If you’ve already placed it inside the case wet, no worries. Pull the instrument out once you get home and dry off the instrument. You will want to leave the case open overnight to dry (preferably under a fans influence). Be certain it is totally dry before you place the instrument back inside for storage. (Be extra careful to place the open case somewhere out of reach of animals as they can leave surprises).
Water can lead to mildew and mold which is one of the most expensive things to fix if it compromises the instrument. Lacquer can be eaten through, compromised pads means replacing them, and of course no one likes opening their instrument case to find films and webbing all over their instrument!
Stay dry out there!
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Planning to travel this summer? Here are some tips from our repair team on how to store your instrument while you are gone!
Orchestral instruments: Store you instrument outside you case in a secure location or with the case open. Keep it inside an air conditioned room to maintain as constant a temperature as possible to your typical playing environment. What you want to avoid is drastic temperature and humidity changes that our weather provides us as it will loosen the bonds on the glues holding your instrument together as well as stress the wood itself! Loosen the hair on your bow to keep your bow ready for you when you return.
P.S. If you have indoor pets, be mindful of where you place the instrument ensuring it won’t be disturbed.
Band Instruments: Store your instrument in a climate controlled environment. Woodwind instruments have pads made out of leather and bladder. The moisture and heat that comes with outdoor summer weather can shorten the life of those pads. Brass instruments have oils and greases that can harden and accelerate corrosion and thereby causing the slides and valves to stick or completely freeze.
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