Instrument Repair Hospital: Glockenspiels
In this episode of Instrument Repair Hospital, “Dr. Lissa” demonstrates her method for cleaning and reconditioning glockenspiels. Tubing and nails only last 10-12 years before the rubber begins to rot and needs to be replaced.
Take good care of your Studio 49 Orff Instruments for their long lasting health and great sound!
Be sure to order replacement parts before beginning any repair.
– Furniture polish
– Goo Gone
– Bore oil*
– Needle nose pliers
– Vacuum cleaner
*Please note: in the original video Lissa uses Yamaha bore oil to polish and protect the glockenspiel bars. We’ve learned a lot more about instrument repair in the last 10 years. When using bore oil on your glockenspiel bars, the type used for cleaning guns is recommended. Bore oil used for woodwind instruments is not recommended. And Lissa’s new preferred product to shine and protect the bars is Turtle Wax Chrome Polish.