|At the heart of all woodwind work is padding. The condition and coverage of the pad is vital to the performance of an instrument. It's to every repair technician's benefit to feel comfortable both choosing appropriate pads and installing them.|
We offer a wide variety of pads for all woodwind instruments. In addition to assortments, prepared and custom sets can also be purchased for numerous models of flutes, piccolos, clarinets, and saxophones. We're pleased to offer the following brands:
• Valentino: a full range of superior American-made pads, available in both laminated and wrapped construction
• Lucien Deluxe: Pisoni's premium Italian-made pad
• Schmidt: specialty gold pads for flute and sax
• Seaman: stable and durable piccolo pads
Most pads are sold in .5mm increments. Some laminated pads that we make are sold in .25mm increments. These additional sizes make it easier to find a perfect fit on smaller instruments such as piccolo, oboe and clarinet.
To ensure the correct size pads are ordered, we recommend using calipers to measure the inside of the pad cup. You can also use the handy scale on our pad sizing chart, which features a metric-to-inch conversion table. If you need help with the pad selection process, please contact us.
Pad Sizing Chart
How to Measure Pads