Date: 2006-08-20 06:02
I really suggest, if at all possible, to physically go to the repairer instead of sending it. After I bought my clarinet I went to a repairer, and although he isn't the best, he is not terrible. I felt the C#/G# key was a little uncomfortable, so he suggested to move it closer. He moved it a few times until it was comfortable (i.e. he moved, I checked, he moved, I checked, etc). This is just one example of something that is impossible to do if you ship your clarinet. If you have a good repairer even a few hours away from you it is a much better option than shipping it imho. If I don't have the car it takes me at least 2 hours to get to the repairman, and I consider this very little.