Vento Strumenti is a point of reference in Italy for the repair of wind instruments.
Woodwind instruments are musical instruments that produce sound from a vibrating reed or from the wind passing over an opening. Examples include the flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, recorder, and others.
Types of Woodwind Instruments
- Flutes: A flute is a musical instrument that produces sound by directing a focused stream of air across the edge of a hole in a cylindrical pipe. Flutes come in various sizes including concert, alto, and bass flutes.
- Clarinets: A clarinet is a musical instrument that produces sound by a reed vibrating in response to the player’s breath. Clarinets are available in different keys, including Bb clarinet, A clarinet, and bass clarinet.
- Saxophones: The saxophone is a musical instrument that produces sound by a reed vibrating in response to the player’s breath. Saxophones come in four main sizes: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
- Oboes: An oboe is a musical instrument that produces sound by a double reed vibrating in response to the player’s breath. The oboe and the English horn are both types of oboes.
- Bassoons: A bassoon is a musical instrument that produces sound by a double reed vibrating in response to the player’s breath. The contrabassoon is a larger version of the bassoon.
- Recorders: A recorder is a musical instrument that produces sound by a stream of air passing over a hole in a cylindrical pipe. Recorders come in various sizes including soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders.
Common Issues With Woodwind Instruments
If you already have any Woodwind instruments, there are common issues that you may need to fix each time your Woodwind instruments go bad. Vento Strumenti are specialists in repairing all kinds of problems with woodwind instruments in Italy. Woodwind instruments repair is required when you have any of the following;
- Leaking pads: The pads on woodwind instruments can leak air over time, causing the instrument to produce an out-of-tune sound.
- Clogged or worn reeds: Reeds can become clogged with saliva or other substances, or they can wear out over time, affecting the sound quality of the instrument.
- Bent or dented keys: The keys on woodwind instruments can become bent or dented, causing them to stick or not function properly.
- Obstructed tone holes: Tone holes on woodwind instruments can become obstructed with dirt or debris, affecting the instrument’s sound quality.
- Warped or cracked body: The body of a woodwind instrument can become warped or cracked due to temperature and humidity changes, which can affect the instrument’s sound and playability.
- Sticking mechanism: The mechanism of a woodwind instrument can become sticky over time, causing the keys to stick and making it difficult to play the instrument.
These are some of the issues your Woodwind instruments may encounter. If you have any of these issues with your Woodwind instruments and you are in Italy, simply reach out to us to get it fixed. It is important to take good care of your woodwind instruments. At Vento Strumenti we can give guidance on how to best look after your instruments. We are also experts in any kind of woodwind repair.
Via Annibale da Bassano, 12, 35135 Padova PD, Italy
From tuesday to saturday 10am -7pm.