Sure...hence "average." I wouldn't be at all suprised to discover that $600 was the average price for a basic tenor overhaul in the US and Canada?It very much depends where you are, you just got a quote valid in Arkansas apparently .......this would be completely different in other places of the wold and by another tech...........
Hold it up real close to the computer screen so I can give a better estimate. :mrgreen::mrgreen:What is the average cost to re-pad and install new springs in a 1960's Bundy Special?
It is easy for me, but I have the correct tools and I already have done many.Next question, how hard is it to repad/change springs? I have a Jupiter ?787 that I could use as a test piece.
John that is a very broad generalisation, I persoanlly do fixed repad prices, and my business is flourishing, I took on an employe "apprentice" a while ago and am looking to employ another as we talk due to the workload.. Pricing: - I returned two alto repads today, they cost the customers $295 each, all mechanical work required to ensure they stayed in regulation was also carried out. I have music shops quote the same price to the customers prior to me ever looking at the instrument, and I honour that price, Im returning a Repadded Martin Indianna tenor tommorrow the cost was the standard tenor repad price $345Be wary of those repair shops who advertise to do a "repad" at a set price. They often do only a set routine instead of everything the instrument requires to play properly. If it were otherwise they wouldn't make any money on the more involved repairs and would go out of business.
My average repad price is a simple mathematics calculation, for a tenor it is $345, this is worked out by the volume of tenor repads I have carried out divided by the total income I have recieved for them. Very rare does it go over this unless it has missing parts. If I was to include the replacement of all springs irrespective of condition then you can add $60 to the priceWhat is the average cost to re-pad and install new springs in a 1960's Bundy Special?
There is a limit to what I will pay to have some thing done. Case in point, I wanted a new 200 amp metered service panel installled on a pole. The electrician quoted me $3,500. So, I opted to buy the materials (wire, metered load center, conduit, breakers etc) and did the job myself for $500. My point is, I guess I wouldn't pay $800 to have a sax repaded, springs installed if parts only cost $100.It is easy for me, but I have the correct tools and I already have done many.
It would be alot harder for you if you don't have the tools and have not done any.