Archive for June 14, 2013
Instruments can often be an expensive purchase. The good thing about instruments is that they last a long time. This means that if you buy a new instrument, you will probably have it for several decades if you take good care of it. If you buy used music instruments that are in decent condition, they, too, can last a fairly long time with proper care. If you are looking to buy used music instruments, what are some common instruments you might encounter, and things you should look for?
First, if you are considering buying a clarinet for sale, carefully check over and test the instrument. A clarinet should not have cracks or dents on the body. If the clarinet is made out of wood, check for discoloration since that can indicate permanent damage. Keys and cork can be replaced, so although you should not pay full price for damaged keys, these are less important for buying the instrument since they can be replaced. Practice tuning the clarinet, and get a feel for the keys. proper keys should bend to complement the shape of the clarinet. A slightly off tune instrument can be fixed, but if it is off by a note, this is probably not a good buy.
Second, if you are looking for a drum for sale, the shell, or the cylindrical wood body, of the drums are important to check, since the head can be replaced, but a shell cannot, at least for less than the price of a completely new drum. The shells should not have cracks and have few scratches. The circular gap around the shell between the rim should be consistent.
Third, for any used music instruments, even if you are going to buy it in person, check online first to see what the average going rate is. Familiarize yourself with the look and feel of a quality instrument. Warping and cracks are two of the biggest issues you will encounter with used music instruments, especially with wooden ones. Guitars and violin for sale often experience warping of the fret, which is difficult to repair. More: www.usedinstrumentsmichigan.com