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Date Product Score Customer Comment

Vandoren Optimum Bb Clarinet Plastic Cap

Service:++
Product:++

Service rating : Excellent prompt advice and speedy delivery.
Product : does the job, fits the clarinet

Boosey & Hawkes Clippertone Trumpet Repair

Service:++
Product:nyt

Excellent work in refurbishing my trumpet. Looks and sounds fantastic. Kept me well informed as to progress and stayed within budget.

Vandoren Alto Sax Reed - 1.5

Service:-
Product:+

Service rating : Very good on the whole. Great mouthpiece, But, small matter, gave me a tenor mouthpiece cover for my alto mouthpiece, ie too big. When I emailed the problem, they kindly offered to send another. When it came it was another tenor one. Haven't bothered to persue it.
Product : Excellent. Made huge difference to my tone.


On 14-Dec-2017 the supplier responded:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your feedback as it allows us to improve our products and services to you.

We have experience of different size mouthpieces and ligatures that fit (and sometimes don't) due to the manufacturer's unique designs.  What is important to us is to find you the right solution.

Please do return it to us and if you can provide information of the mouthpiece and ligature you use, we can check before we send you a cap that will suit.

We look forward to assisting so we find you the right setup that all fits.

Best regards, 
Linda at Dawkes Music


On 14-Dec-2017 the supplier responded:
Hi,

Further to our recent phone conversation, I've tried all the caps we have in stock to see which best fits your Vandoren AL3 Alto sax mouthpiece and metal ligature set up and here are some options;

ALC257C - Vandoren Optimum Cap (fits but slightly loose)
ALC259 - Lucien Nickel plated cap (fits perfect)
ALC252N - Windcraft Alto cap - nickel plated (fits perfect)
ALC002 - Windcraft Bb Clarinet cap - plastic (fits perfect)

As promised, please return the ones that don't fit and we can discuss which of the above you would like instead.  

Best regards,
Linda at Dawkes Music


On 14-Dec-2017 the supplier responded:
We are really pleased you like it!

Rico Royal Bb Clarinet Reed - 3.5

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  • BG A65U Pad Dryer for Clarinet Flute Oboe or Bassoon
Service:++

No better service around.

Yamaha Covered Hole Oboe - Rental

Service:--
Product:--

Service rating : Rented a Yamaha oboe to learn on. Had to go back after a couple of months- clearly had not been in a fit condition when initially rented. 6 months later had to go back again. Both times was expected to pay the carriage, at least one direction. Second time I cancelled the rental - why should you pay for shipping for repairs which are needed because you have been given an old poorly maintained instrument to rent? They are set up for rental to local people who can pop in the shop for a quick repair, not for people who live far away. Also factor in the fact that I lose a week or so worth of rental period waiting for job to be done and instrument to return - loss of around £10 therefore.
Product : Rented a Yamaha oboe to learn on. Had to go back after a couple of months- clearly had not been in a fit condition when initially rented. 6 months later had to go back again. Both times was expected to pay the carriage, at least one direction. Second time I cancelled the rental - why should you pay for shipping for repairs which are needed because you have been given an old poorly maintained instrument to rent? They are set up for rental to local people who can pop in the shop for a quick repair, not for people who live far away. Also factor in the fact that I lose a week or so worth of rental period waiting for job to be done and instrument to return - loss of around £10 therefore.


On 30-Nov-2017 the supplier responded:
Dear Customer,

It is rare, however unfortunate, you have been dissatisfied with our rental service. We always aim to improve our products and services therefore, we appreciate your feedback to allow us to review this. With thousands of rental contracts we have with customers, our positive reviews are extremely high so we endeavour to discuss this further with you.

Your situation is unique and I do feel we could've been more flexible to your circumstance. 

It is in our interest to assist you so please accept our sincere apology if you feel we haven't fulfilled this commitment to you.I will contact you to discuss how we can rectify this situation that suits you.

Best regards,
Linda at Dawkes


On 11-Dec-2017 the customer added:
Have been provided with a new instrument for rental and am satisfied with the response

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On 05-Dec-2017 the supplier responded:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for allowing us to provide a solution so we can continue to support your musical journey.

I will stay in contact with you to ensure you are happy with this solution and, if an alternative must be considered, we can discuss it further then.

All the very best through the Holiday season,
Linda at Dawkes

Key Guard - Small - N/P

Service:++
Product:++

Service rating : First rate on delivery and price. Many thanks
Product : Just what I needed and delivered fast.

Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reed - 3

Service:++
Product:nyt

As usual the reeds arrived within a couple of days of placing the order on line.

Vandoren Leather Ligature for Alto Sax with 3 Plates - Leather Cap

Service:++
Product:nyt

Ligature was received very quickly

Trombone Lyre Bell Mounted - Lacquer

Service:++
Product:++

Service rating : Arrived on time and exactly as described
Product : Arrived on time and exactly as described

Warburton P.E.T.E Brass Player Embouchure Trainer - Silver Plated

Service:++
Product:nyt

The item was in stock and delivery was prompt. My first experience of Dawkes Music was good.

Rovner Baritone Sax Ligature and Cap - Dark - 3R

Service:++
Product:-

Service rating : Always good service and the same this time. Fast delivery and as expected.
Product : Ligature wasn't what I expected but that was my fault.

Key Guard - Low Eb/C - Elkhart Alto Sax

Service:++
Product:nyt

top rate service as normal

Queen Instrumental Play Along Trumpet + Cd

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  • Denis Wick Trumpet or Cornet Mute - Straight
Service:++
Product:nyt

Easy to use website. Quick delivery times. Excellent

Slide Whistle - Plastic

Service:++
Product:nyt

Kept me informed of stock 'problems' but received order within a week via normal postal service

Vandoren Java Soprano Sax Reed - 3

Service:++

Brilliant, very speedy delivery

Clarinet Repair

Service:++
Product:nyt

Always an efficient and reliable service. One clarinet just given a service including a clean, the odd new pad and adjustment here and there. Playing beautifully. Very happy.

Spring Damper Size 7 - White Baritone Valve Bottom

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  • Spring Damper Size 2 - White Baritone bottom cap
  • Jupiter - Valve Felt Large
  • Amati / B and H 400 - Top Cap Felt BAK8068
  • Valve Washer 12.7mm OD x 4.8mm Hole x 1.6mm thick
Service:++
Product:++

Service rating : Orders Received in 3 Days Excellent Service.
Product : Great Stuff for my Instrument. Excellent Parts

BG Mouthpiece Patch - Clear Large 0.4 mm thick

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  • Buffet Clarinet Thumb Rest Cushion
  • Mouthpiece Mouse Mop - Clarinet/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax - Colours May Vary
  • Rico Cork Grease - Lipstick Tube
  • BG A68 Cosy Instrument Protection Cover
Service:++
Product:nyt

The website was easy to navigate. Ordering was straight forward and delivery was quick.

Clarinet Repair

Service:+
Product:nyt

The full service on the Bb Prologue seems excellent but I need to play the instrument a little more to be sure.
I am still having difficulty with the brand new Seles Presence - lower joint l-r keys. It will have to come in again.
The Buffet tosca is also not quite right on alternate Eb *********. I have had to do minor repairs myself regularly.
Unfortunately it is a long way for me to keep travelling and I lead a busy life so can't get in easily. And the travelling cost is mounting up.
Everyone is so helpful when I get over so I hope we can continue under guarantee
Rosalind

Windcraft Bb Clarinet or Flute Swab - Handkerchief

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Windcraft Cork Grease - Lipstick Tube
  • Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds Flow Pack - 2.5
  • Windcraft Mouthpiece Patch Small - Black .8mm
Service:++

Excellent. Will buy there again.