“As soon as I opened the case, I was amazed at how beautiful my clarinet looked... 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. Thank you!”

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 Artist Overhaul

Bb or A clarinet $750-$800 (depending on the age/condition of the clarinet)
  • Wood is fully cleaned and oiled.
  • Keys and posts are cleaned and polished.
  • Tenon corks are replaced.
  • All pads are replaced to improve response and evenness throughout the entire instrument. We use a combination of leather and synthetic pads. We prefer and recommend this pad combination, but we can use traditional cork pads on the upper joint, 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.

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

Materials

We use a combination of cork, synthetic and leather pads in the RMS Artist Overhaul. The upper joint is fitted with Valentino Masters Series pads (tan color), which 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 traditional cork pad, and 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.

RMS Premium Upgrade

Bb or A clarinet $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 or A clarinet $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.

RMS Tune Up/ Maintenance

LIGHT TUNE UP ($250.00)

For clarinets with pads and bumpers in good condition, and that are relatively new and clean.

WOOD

  • Dust surface off
  • Clean tone holes

KEYS

  • Hand cleaned
  • Degrease tubes and hinges
  • Light hand polished only if keys are not heavily tarnished

*Heavily tarnished keys can only be polished using a buffering machine, which requires pads and bumpers to be removed.  Therefore, this is only offered with the full overhaul.

MECHANISM

  • Regulate spring tension
  • Regulate key height and pad openings
  • Eliminate all key play and noises

EXTRAS

  • Tenon Corks ($35 each)
  • Pads ($25.00 each)
FULL TUNE UP ($375.00)

For clarinets with pads in good condition but in need of a deeper cleaning of the wood and keys.

WOOD

  • Deep cleaning of wood and tone holes
  • Bore is oiled and surface polished

KEYS

  • Hand cleaned
  • Degrease tubes and hinges
  • Light hand polished only if keys are not heavily tarnished

*Heavily tarnished keys can only be polished using a buffering machine, which requires pads and bumpers to be removed.  Therefore, this is only offered with the full overhaul.

  • Replace bumpers as needed

MECHANISM

  • Regulate spring tension
  • Regulate key height and pad openings
  • Eliminate all key play and noises
  • Replace strategic bumpers to enhance key action

EXTRAS

  • Tenon Corks ($35 each)
  • Pads ($25.00 each)
Contact us to schedule your overhaul, upgrade or set up.  RMS does not offer general clarinet repairs at this time, only services listed above.
Contact
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Rodriguez Musical's work is beyond compare. They are a joy to work with and the quality of their work is among the best, if not the best in the world!”
Keith Waibel San Luis Obispo, CA
“I just finished a practice session, and my clarinet is better than ever! It looks like NEW, even where my fingers had worn away the finish. My arthritic fingers are also thankful for not having to work as hard. Thank you so much! You guys are the best!”
Susan Bartlett The Villages, FL
“Excellent artist overhauls. My Tosca Bb came back like new, and its quiet mechanisms are outstanding (I hate clacking). Thank you, Heather and Alcides!”
Anthony Benitez Dallas, TX