RMS CLARINET OVERHAULS & UPGRADES

All RMS clarinet overhauls and upgrades are by appointment in our Atlanta clarinet shop.  Contact us at info@rodriguezmusical.com to schedule.  RMS does not offer general repair work at this time.

 

RMS Premium Upgrade

Bb, A or Eb clarinets $485 (for NEW clarinets)

  • Tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
  • All pads are replaced to improve response and evenness throughout the entire instrument. We use a combination of synthetic and leather pads. We prefer and recommend the pad combination we use, but we can use traditional cork pads instead of synthetic pads upon request.
  • All bumpers are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for optimal mechanism performance.
  • The mechanisms are adjusted for crisp and even key action (spring tension is balanced and keys/rings are checked for proper height.)
  • Throat G# and side F side keys are modified where they reach the instrument’s body to achieve proper contact with the body.
  • Tones holes are resurfaced (as needed) to guarantee an optimal seal.
  • Final play testing of the clarinet and final adjustments are made.

 

RMS Professional Set Up

Bb, A or Eb clarinets $325 (for NEW clarinets)

  •  Tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
  •  Most of the original pads are preserved, but a few are replaced to improve response and evenness between notes.
  •  A few original bumpers are preserved, but most are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for a more optimal mechanism performance.
  •  All key tension is regulated.
  •  Throat G# and Side F keys are modified where they reach the instrument’s body to achieve proper contact with the body.
  •  Final play testing of the clarinet and final adjustments.

 

***BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018, RMS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING CLARINET OVERHAUL SERVICES.  YOU CAN JOIN OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER LIST VIA THIS LINK TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE FOR WHEN WE RESUME THESE SERVICES.

WE APPRECIATE THE WONDERFUL RECEPTION THE RMS ARTIST OVERHAUL HAS RECEIVED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN ALCIDES IS READY TO OFFER THESE SERVICES AGAIN.***

RMS Artist Overhaul

Bb or A clarinet $700-$800 (depending on the age/condition of the clarinet)

Eb clarinet $775

  • Wood is fully cleaned and oiled.
  • Keys and posts are cleaned and polished.
  • Tenons are replaced (as needed).
  • All pads are replaced to improve response and evenness throughout the entire instrument. We use a combination of synthetic and leather pads. We prefer and recommend the pad combination we use, but we can use traditional cork pads instead of synthetic pads upon request.
  • All bumpers are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for optimal mechanism performance.
  • The mechanisms are adjusted for crisp and even key action (spring tension is balanced and keys/rings are checked for proper height.)
  • Tone holes are resurfaced (as needed).
  • Springs are replaced (as needed).
  • Throat G# and side F side keys are modified where they reach the instrument’s body to achieve proper contact with the body.
  • Tones holes are resurfaced (as needed) to guarantee an optimal seal.
  • Final play testing of the clarinet and final adjustments are made.

One-year warranty on craftsmanship and materials (not including general wear and tear from use.)

 

*RMS does not offer general clarinet repairs at this time, only full overhauls and upgrades.*

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Materials:

Clarinet OverhaulWe use a combination of cork, synthetic, and leather pads in the RMS clarinet overhauls.  The upper joint is fitted with Valentino Masters Series pads (tan color). These simulate the feel and response of traditional cork pads but are quieter and don’t harden as they age. The register key is fitted with a cork pad.

The lower joint is fitted with a combination of Valentino Master Series white pads and white leather pads.

The bridge keys on the upper and lower joints are fitted with white leather pads to achieve a smoother connection.

 

 

Testimonials:

“I got my clarinet today and I must say, as soon as I opened the case I was amazed at how beautiful it looked. The only thing more beautiful was the quality of the work. The response of the instrument is flawless as well as the ease in which it now plays. I could not ask for the instrument to feel any better under my fingers. I can’t wait to unleash it at rehearsal tomorrow evening! Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and extraordinary work. You now have a customer for life.”

Bill Crabtree, Phoenix, AZ

“I received my clarinets!  First, I have to say that they look and feel like a dream!  I can’t tell how happy I am.  You now have a customer for life and without a doubt I will spread the word to every clarinet player I know.  Thanks Heather and Alcides!”

Victor Carrion, University of Texas, Austin

“I just want to let you know that the clarinet is wonderful and feels (and looks) like a brand new instrument! You and Alcides have been very kind, professional, and your work is terrific. Thank you again for doing this for me!”

Patrick Prentice, University of Miami

“Just want to publicly thank you for the rebuild on my 20 year old Buffet R13. I just spent 45 minutes practicing and was blown away (a term I don’t use very often) with the play-ability as compared to when I brought it to you. I am convinced that it plays better than when I got it new. Thanks Alcides and Heather for everything. I would supply more superlatives but people might think you were paying me!”

Jay Webler, Atlanta, GA

“My clarinet looks and plays like new!  It’s like the first day I got it (back in 1999!)  Alcides did an amazing job.  This is as good as any overhaul I’ve ever had, and I can’t express in words how thankful I am. Seriously, Alcides: you upgraded EVERYTHING. The mechanism is SILENT. There’s no excess key play AT ALL. The seal is air tight- but somehow it still feels like my old clarinet.
Expect more business from me in the future.  I love being able to have such professional work done at a reasonable price and in a timely manner. You have a client for life!”
Joel Wallgren, Poulsbo, WA

Contact us to schedule your RMS Artist Overhaul at info@rodriguezmusical.com or call 470-545-9803.