Trials by Mail

We are pleased to have you try our clarinets! Learn more about the procedure below, and contact us to schedule your trial.
“RMS provided exactly the instrument selection process I was looking for. They understand the process from the point of view of the performer and can offer what many dealers cannot. The instruments were hand-selected and had comprehensive adjustments so I could make the best decision possible. I doubt you will find a better selection service anywhere!”
“I couldn't be happier with my new set of clarinets. Heather and Alcides are fantastic musicians, so they pick only the top inventory to sell. This makes the whole experience very easy and stress-free. If you are looking for a new instrument(s), they will not disappoint!”
“My experience with RMS has been the most seamless and enjoyable instrument purchase I have ever made. Their instruments were all beautifully set up, which made choosing an instrument far easier! I cannot recommend them enough!”

RMS Trial Procedure

Schedule your trial

Contact us to schedule your trial! RMS clarinet trials are 7 days from the day you receive the package. Please schedule your trial period in consideration of your rehearsal and/or clarinet lesson schedule.

Pay your deposit

Before shipping the clarinets, we require a deposit for the price of the most expensive instrument plus the cost of shipping. This is usually done via an emailed Square link for online credit card payment.

Make your selection

Once you receive the instruments you have seven days to make your selection. Afterwards, please contact us so we can provide you with a return shipping label. We offer free return shipping with a purchase.

Ship back the rest

Pack the remaining instrument(s) in the original box with the original packing material. We will send you the return label via email so you can drop the package off at UPS.

Good to know:

  • In order to provide the best service to all of our customers, we maintain a strict trial policy of 7 days.  For each day instruments are kept after the ending trial date, we charge a $50 rental fee.  (Packages must be postmarked no later than the 8th day of the trial.)
  • When making a purchase, Georgia residents are also required to pay 8.9% tax on the price of the instrument.
  • RMS charges a restocking fee of 1.5% per instrument only if no purchase is made.  Accessory trials incur an $8 fee per clarinet accessory and $18 fee per bass clarinet accessory in the event of a non-purchase.  We charge this fee to maintain the quality of the instruments and to keep them in top condition for future trials.
  • All confirmed sales are final, so make your selection carefully.
  • RMS requires shipment using either UPS or Fedex as carriers.  If you do not make a purchase, we can still send you a UPS return label at our discounted rate.  You may also choose to ship the package yourself, as long as you insure the package for the full value.
  • RMS does not offer payment plans, however financing is available through First Mutual.  More information/application can be found HERE.
  • Read the full RMS Trial Procedure document HERE.

RMS Shipping Address

Rodriguez Musical Services
PMB 303
2566 Shallowford Rd NE, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30345

In-Person Trial Appointments

  • If you are interested in purchasing a clarinet at our studio in Atlanta, please contact us to make an appointment.  Our studio trial fee deposit is $75 to try Bb, A or Eb clarinets and $125 for bass clarinets.  This fee is waived with the purchase of an instrument.  The deposit is paid by credit card (via online Square link) at the time of scheduling.
  • If needed, you are allowed to take two instruments out on trial after visiting.  The trial period for these instruments is five days, and we require the deposit of the price of one instrument.  In the event that you send both clarinets back without making a purchase, the 1.5% re-stocking fee applies to each instrument you took out on trial (in addition to the initial studio trial fee.)  Also bear in mind that Georgia tax of 8.9% applies to these in-store purchases.
  • Studio trials are limited to 2 1/2 hours.  RMS is not a clarinet showroom but rather a studio where we set up specific clarinets according to each trial appointment.
If you have any questions about the trial process, don’t hesitate to contact us!
info@rodriguezmusical.com /  470-545-9803.
We are pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Finance.  You can find the online application here.