With the easing of COVID restrictions, clients are now able to enter my workshop (mask required) and test instruments - including instruments they wish to buy. However I anticipate the majority of people will continue to want to "click and collect" their own serviced/repaired instruments for the foreseeable future. My workshop is now located in a separate building but you should still come to my front door & ring the bell.
(1) All instruments undergo 3 days quarantine on arrival so no on-the-spot repair work is possible. Instruments will be inspected when you bring them.
(2) In order to manage the instrument quarantine, I am receiving instruments 4 days a week. Instruments received on Monday or Tuesday will complete their quarantine the same week and may well be ready to collect (workload permitting) that same week. Instruments received on Thursday or Friday will out of quarantine the following Monday.
(3) The bore of the instrument (including mouthpieces and crooks) must be dry and all reeds and cleaning materials (swabs, mops, etc) MUST be removed from the case before you bring the instrument.
Just to say a big 'thank you' for all your recent work on my bassoon, including the emergency repair last week. I cannot tell you how glad I was that all was working so well when I got into a recording session a couple of days later recording music with a fair number of exposed quiet low entries! It feels absolutely great now, and I know that I can now approach Elgar Romance, Vinter Playful Pachyderm, Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege, trios by Farrenc and Glinka and the Schubert Octet (all coming up in concerts in the next 5 weeks) with total confidence - if anything is wrong, it will be me! Your excellent work is very much appreciated.
Well known bassoonist Laurence Perkins, one of Britain’s leading solo and orchestral bassoonists, writing to thank me for my work. Laurence’s work includes more than 30 years as Principal Bassoonist in Manchester Camerata, with whom he has given concerts as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. Laurence is currently crowdfunding for a major bassoon recording project - see https://laurenceperkins.com/seagod-recording/ for information.
Ian Harvey Woodwind is a woodwind repair, servicing & sales business, including individual instrument and bassoon crook sales, located in Goostrey, Cheshire, close to the Jodrell Bank radiotelescopes.
I work on all woodwind instruments, with a specialization in bassoons & contrabassoons and all members of the clarinet family.
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