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Replating or relacquering? If you have a silver mark VI those are beauts haha

And I hope your not wanting to re-pad over all the Roo hype ;)
 

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but i wanna replate my first axe a vito lol
so i can hang it one the wall or something
 

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You could have Sarge strip all the lacquer off, silver-plate it and re-engrave and all that wonderful stuff for just $2100 I think.
 

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I'm getting my relacquered Vi stripped and gold plate to match my other one

I'm having it done at anderson plating --- It's ALOT of $ -- if you want gold plating be prepared to spend up to $3500 - a little less for silver
 

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jmm1713 said:
It's ALOT of $ -- if you want gold plating be prepared to spend up to $3500 - a little less for silver
And I was about to consider replating the metal clarinet that I have... Damn!
 

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raf:) said:
how much would it cost me for

-repadding
-readjusting
-replating?
and recorking

:)
Replating is a big job that needs to be proceeded by a lot of other jobs, and is followed by more afterwords. Basically you might as well take care of everything down to key swedging (reshaping and refiting of keys to fix wear and movement in the action) while your at it. Also, new plating will cover no mar or dent, so all cosmetic concerns have to be taken care of before hand. Afterwords, all felts, cork, pads, springs, etc will have to be replaced and set up properly. It's very time consuming and expensive. I don't see a difference between a proper replate and a complete restoration.

no, I've never done such work, yet. ;)
 

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Local techs in our area will charge you from $500 to $700 to overhaul your instrument. That includes everything it needs, except refinishing. If it needs to be plated or lacquered, the job will run well over $1000. You happen t have one of the best techs I've ever worked with right in the next town, Ernie Sola in Saugus. Bring it to him and listen to what he tells you.
 

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JFW is correct. The plating cost itself (around $200 for silver on a tenor) is the smallest part of the expense. The prep for the plating (making the horn shiny, re-engraving) is hard and time consuming to do correctly. And a full overhaul must be included in the price, including dent removal of all dents, full respringing, mechanical restoration of the keywork, and of course at the end of it all new pads and corks. Replating done right is full restoration, and the cost is prohibitive.
 

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I totally agree. Never done it.
 
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