Klarinet Archive - Posting 000206.txt from 1994/05
From: Tom Ascher <U15310@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Pad Savers
Date: Wed, 11 May 1994 11:08:01 -0400
I have pad savers which I have alternately used in clarinets, then removed.
Short of anything more authoritative, my opinion is that the concept of the
pad savers acting as "wicks" to remove moisture could just as well work in
reverse, causing them to act as "sponges" and retain moisture that would
otherwise successfully evaporate via the open, empty tube. The pad savers
look to me suspiciously like bore cleaners, oilers, reamers, swabs. I
suspect that the manufacturer of swabs had a meeting with the marketing
department and they came up with an idea for selling a lot more of these
things. But, this is purely conjecture on my part and I will bow graciously
to anyone who can provide facts....