In some parts of the country, it’s impossible to find a local repair shop with experience working on vintage synths. If you live in one of these “synth tech deserts,” you can ship your synth to Bell Tone Synth Works for service. We receive shipped synths from all over the country, typically sending and receiving at least 2 or 3 synths a week via FedEx and UPS.
If you’d like to send your synth to us for service, please get in touch with us via phone or email! If you’re wondering whether the shipping cost will be prohibitive, here are some rough estimates for the typical costs of shipping different types of synths based on our past experiences. The costs of ground shipping with FedEx and UPS are based on the distance of travel and the dimensions of the box, not the weight.
We may also charge for labor for repacking it for shipping (typically $20-40) and reserve the right to send it back in a new box if your original box is too damaged to survive the return journey (boxes are $10-15).
The following shipping rates are approximations and the actual cost may end up being different depending on your location, package size and chosen carrier.
Synth in long/thin keyboard box (most 61-key synths), 50” x 20” x 8”
To California, Oregon, Washington: ~$100-110 each way
To New England or New York City: ~$50-60 each way
To Florida or Georgia: ~$70-80 each way
To the Midwest: ~$70-80 each way
Rackmount synth or 37-key keyboard synth (ARP Odyssey, etc)
To California, Oregon, Washington: ~$50-60 each way
To New England or New York City: ~$30-40 each way
To Florida or Georgia: ~$40 each way
To the Midwest: ~$40-50 each way
Smaller units such as Roland TR and TB series instruments can be sent via USPS to and from anywhere in the country for less than $20 in each direction.