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Instrument Purchase, Care, and Repair

Clarinet Care and Maintenance
This site offers advice on how to care for your clarinet. In addition, it carries articles on the types of material used to make the clarinet, tuning charts, and copyright information. Don’t leave without checking out the extensive databases of discographies and scores.

Care and Repair
This site is a link library to many sites specializing in care and repair of the clarinet. Log on and find a place to get your instrument repaired; or get advice on how to treat your wood, the best way to use oil and water, and the details on replacing clarinet corks and pads.

Complete Guide to the Flute
Though “The Complete Guide to the Flute” is out of print, it remains a good source of information on flute construction, maintenance, repair, and acoustics. This site offers as a public service the entire book online, complete with all technical details and measurements but no illustrations.

Saxophone Buyers Guide
Intended to meet the needs of a first-time buyer, this site provides a complete guide to buying, from testing to pricing. Topics are covered in detail with many illustrations provided.

Street Sax
This is a site in French and English that comes with attractive illustrations of topics like reed trimming and fixing problems. There are also opportunities to chat and post questions online, and the answers are well-organized for easy reference.

Yamaha Instrument Maintenance Manual
Log on to this terrific site, and receive Yamaha’s tips on how to maintain and care for your instrument. Choose between flute, clarinet, and saxophone pages.

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