Would you like to see an example of how I charge?
Many parts can have individual prices. Below is a sample list. Modern glues other than hot hide glue and difficult-to-remove materials will negate the figures, below. In that case, we might charge some things by the hour plus whatever materials were required to fix it, but just call me. My hourly rates are $35.00 when we don't know what we will encounter or for extra work. Restored Parts are clean and finished presentably.
Why Rebuild an old pneumatic Player? Because they last 2 generations without any attention or problems when thoroughly restored and tested. They are the most reliable devices yet invented. Do it once, right, all the way through and guaranteed.
Shipping these parts seldom requires wooden crates. I'll explain how to do it. I can usually ship completed Ampico and Duo-Art stacks and pumps back in their original cardboard boxes that you will ship in, UPS all the way to Hawaii and New Zealand. Don't make a "federal case" out of it. We've not had a problem yet. Do it the simple way.
|All Work tested & unconditionally guaranteed, materials and performance!|
|ITEM||PRICE (no shipping)||EST. DELIVERY|
|small pneumatic set (88)||usu. $528.00 ($6/ea), clean, hinge, and cover||1 month|
|larger bellows||.50 cents/sq. inch area, max||1 month|
|88 note Player stack, incl. Valves, pouches, pneumatics, gaskets, all tests.||varies, depending on brand, but usually between $2300 and $2800||3-4 months, but usually quicker|
|Reproducer stack, incl. All the above||usu. between $2300 and $3500 (Ampico B/w exp)||3-4 months, usually quicker|
|Upright pedal pump section (lower)||$400-$800. Not to confuse plrs like AB Chase, etc.||1-2 month|
|Top action (spool box, air motor, tracker, etc.)||usu. Between $300 and $550 unless really cruddy||1-2 months|
|Air Motor (most types)||$210-$260||1 month|
|Tracker (most)||$100-$185||1 month|
|Pedal operators & functions||with valves, $45-$165||1 month|
|Ampico/Duo-Art/Welte/most rotary Pumps||$600, plus bearings. Unless pump was rebuilt, or late model Duo-Art with welded shell crankrods. Mech parts extra.||2-3 months, sometimes quicker|
|Ampico B block valves||$14 each if in good orig. shape||For set- will estimate|
|Ampico A block valves||$11 each if in good orig. shape||For set- will estimate|
Since "Player-Care" is an internet business, I prefer that we correspond via E-Mail (click here to fill out the 'Request Form'). However, if I'm not in the middle of some other activity, you can reach me at 732-840-8787. But please understand that during the hours from 8AM-5PM EST (Mon-Sat), I'm generally quite busy. So, I probably won't answer the phone. If you get the answering machine, please leave a detailed message stating the reason for your call. Also, repeat your name and phone number clearly and distinctly. By necessity, I prioritize everything in my life. And, if you call and just leave your name and number, and ask me to call you back, it might be a day or two before I return your call. Why? Because I don't know why you want me to call and I might not be prepared to assist you in an effective and efficient manner. If you leave me an E-Mail address (which I prefer), spell it out phonetically. The more you do to help me, the more I can help you in return. Don't rush. You have four minutes to record your message.