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    Default clarinet cork repair cost

    not really repair, but replacement.
    looking at a yamaha clarinet that seems* to have everything but good corks.
    i wont do it my self. how much would it cost at the most at a repairshop?

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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    Most shops here in Michigan do corks for about $10/tenon.
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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    I charge $15 and $25 for a sax neck cork. ($10 if there's more than one tenon cork to do). I know, I overcharge. I do so because I really don't like doing corks. They're boring. Besides, I have a monopoly and can charge what I like.
    The rest of my prices are more reasonable.
    Hans

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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    allright, so its quite cheap to fix. waiting for an email from the guy still. here it is:
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/671685773.html
    another that i dont know much about.
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/667000823.html
    not looking for excellent clarinet, but it must work or be easy to fix.

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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    Assuming you are talking about tenon corks, we charge 12 bucks per cork. Overall clarinet work is much easier on the wallet than sax work.

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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    Quote Originally Posted by hansmartini View Post
    I charge $15 and $25 for a sax neck cork. ($10 if there's more than one tenon cork to do). I know, I overcharge. I do so because I really don't like doing corks. They're boring. Besides, I have a monopoly and can charge what I like.
    The rest of my prices are more reasonable.
    Hans
    I do sax neck corks for $20...seems to be the going rate around here, but the question was about clarinets.
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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    I read it as Hans does clarinet tenons for $15, and sax neck corks for $25. If he does more than one tenon on a clarinet, he charges $10 each.
    -Jerry
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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    Answers are similar to those if you ask how much a barber charges for a straight-forward hair cut. :-)
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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    True-True.

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    Default Re: clarinet cork repair cost

    Considering the cost of gasoline alone I'd probably choose whoever was closest to my proximity.
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