All Hodge silk swabs are made from 100 percent silk and come in performers black, royal blue, burgundy, forest green, and deep purple. Silk is very absorbent, soaking up water in instruments better than any other natural material on the market, including both cotton and chamois. Most uniquely, silk is also very compressible, making it possible to pull through instruments with large variations in bore size. In addition, silk is lint-free. The saxophone swabs use plastic-coated lead weight. They are designed to go all the way through the fully assembled saxophone. There is no need to remove the neck or carry a separate swab for the neck. This is a great convenience.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this item for my curved soprano sax and it does a fine job of cleaning moisture out of the horn. The weight has enough heft to get through the horn without getting stuck. You can use it with the neck of the horn attached, if you wish. Drop the weight through the bell and pull it out through the neck. You may find that some pads still have moisture on them. I use strips of a paper towel to get the last drops of water from a few pads that tend to get the most moisture (like the left-hand palm keys at the top of the horn).
This is my favorite brand for swabs. You can use thge swab for the whole instrument or just for the neck. Very good product.
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