• LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739


MAINTAINING YOUR INSTRUMENT



Maintaining Your Instrument



Maintaining Your Instrument

While some instruments can withstand the test of time, others don’t have quite the same durability. With the proper knowledge, students can save money on repairs, experience less frustration and provide more success with a higher quality of sound. Our experts will be sure to show you the proper means of instrument maintenance.




Why Keep Instruments in Good Repair?

With proper care and regular maintenance, an instrument can maintain its value for many years to come. Instruments are best serviced regularly every 18 months (12 months is preferred) to keep them in their best playing condition while preventing small problems from snowballing into large and expensive repairs. We recommend that you follow these simple tips as a means to providing proper instrument maintenance or come and visit us one of our locations with more questions:
  • Review your instrument each time you play for changes in its appearance; such changes may indicate a repair needs to be done

  • Avoid extremes in temperature and humidity and allow the instrument to warm up to room temperature before you play

  • Have small repairs done often - neglected repairs become expensive large repairs

  • Wash mouthpieces once a week (at the minimum) and always wipe fingerprints from the instrument surface to avoid tarnishing—never share your mouthpiece

  • Lubricate instruments with cork grease, oil, cream or rosin where appropriate
When it comes to instrument maintenance, we recommend not cutting any corners. The better you take care of your instrument, the longer it will last. We look forward to teaching you the secrets of our years of experience in Western Texas and Eastern New Mexico.


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