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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000248.txt from 1997/12

Subj: Eb Swab
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 23:56:06 -0500

On Wed, 3 Dec 1997 wrote:

> I just purchased a used e flat clarinet and am wondering what to
> do for a swab. Is there a special swab for an instrument this
> size or should I use an oboe swab?

I had the same problem and have ended up using a silk clarinet swab sold for
Bb clarinets. This material is quite thin and is able to compress enough to
pull through the Eb without a problem. It also works well on the Bb and I
would never go back to a chamois or flannel type swab.

Don Yungkurth (

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