We are providing this glossary of musical instrument repair terms towards the ends of providing customer education and insuring better communication. Moreover, we will periodically publish a newsletter [sic, at a Newsletter tab] that expands on and more fully treats one definition from this list.

Adjust Articulation
set key arms and feet to properly interact

Adjust Key Height
set height of key cups relative to tone holes for proper intonation and venting

Clean Body
remove oil, dirt and dust

Clean Keyrod
remove old oil, dirt and dust

Clean Tone Hole
remove accumulated dirt and materials from edge and chimney of tone hole

Level keycup
ditto; also see "Straighten keycup" below

Level tone hole
face and true surface of tone hole to make it level

Lubricate keys
Oil the ends of rods and screws

Make hinge screw
fabricate new hinge screw; see website tab, Custom Repairs

Make key
fabricate new key

Make spatula
fabricate new spatula

Oil-immerse body
See website tab, "Premium Repairs: Immerson & Restoration"

Polish key
clean and buff key

Refit key
tighten loose keys to eliminate play, or loosen binding keys, as applicable

Replace missing braces

Replace key cork
remove old cork; use adhesive to attach new cork; and shape new cork to key

Replace key roller

Replace missing keys

Replace missing screws

Replace missing spatulae

Replace pad (see repad)
remove existing pad & adhesive; fit new, right-sized pad; attach with adhesive

Replace silencer
replace felt or leather silencer on key arms and/or feet

Replace spring

Replace teflon glide
use teflon on keys to enhance movement

Replace tenon cork
remove old cork; seal wood, then attach and fit new cork to socket

Straighten bent post

Straighten guard

Straighten keycup
level cup rim; then level cup relative to tone hole

Straighten rods

True socket/tenon
remove binding wood from socket, or adjust tenon/socket fit with new cork

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Naylor's Custom Wind Repair
6726 South Dahlia Court
Centennial, CO 80122    USA
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Telephone: 1.303.761.4759
Toll-Free: 1.877.761.4759
Fax: 1.303.741.0129

Hours (MST):
Tue - Sat: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sun - Mon: Closed

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