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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000382.txt from 2001/02

From: "Lacy, Edwin" <el2@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] Swabbing
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 11:11:55 -0500

> When swabbing, is it better to pull the swab from bottom to top or the
> other way around?

My habit is to swab all instruments from the bottom or bell to the top, in
other words, pulling the moisture out the way it went in. I guess I don't
see any advantage to pulling moisture into parts of the instrument where it
doesn't already exist. This is undoubtedly due in part to the fact that I
am primarily a bassoonist, and this is extremely important on the bassoon.
Pulling moisture from the U-tube into the larger side of the boot joint can
cause wood rot and other insidious problems.

Ed Lacy
EL2@-----.edu

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