Most repair technicians, including our in-store repair tech here at Pfabe's, will refuse to service and repair off brand instruments. They are not finely tuned to the specifications needed to function in a normal way. They are made with cheap materials that repair technicians can rarely work with and finding replacement parts for them is impossible. The workmanship on these instruments is very poor.
As far as playability is concerned, getting an off brand instrument for a band class is the equivalent of wearing flip-flops to play basketball. You can play, but it's going to be difficult to succeed, you won't progress to a higher level of performance, and you will, in most cases, find it too frustrating to continue playing. Getting a brand that is known for its quality will help set your child up for success. Remember-you get what you pay for.
Buying or renting-to-own a brand from us is a way to ensure that your instrument will last. Any of the brands we carry will take your student all the way through high school and beyond. These are brands that your children's children will be able to play someday. They stand the test of time! "Spend too much for quality and you may regret it for a day. Spend too little and you may regret it for years!"
We offer in-store support through our Maintenance and Repair program and our helpful staff will always answer questions. If you have questions concerning your instrument, we are only a phone call away. If you buy an off brand instrument online, can you rely on their employees to help you? We also offer those renting from us the opportunity to switch to another instrument within the first year.
Current band directors in the area, retire band directors with over fifty years of experience, and private lesson instructors are all in agreement: DON'T BUY AN OFF BRAND INSTRUMENT. It's difficult, and at times impossible, to help a student get better at an instrument if that instrument is what is hindering their progress.
PERFORMANCES at Pfabe's & In Our Community