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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000410.txt from 2001/02

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Swabbing
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 21:41:25 -0500

At 01:54 PM 2/11/2001 -0500, JulieMarieC wrote:
>I agree with swabbing from the bottom up or bell to barrel. But I always
>make sure to take the mouthpiece off. I clean that seperately by running
>room temperature water through it and drying it off with my swab. I never
>run the swab through my mouthpiece. It will wear the mouthpiece down over
>time. This is my opinion and two cents on this issue....Julie

FWIW, I also remove the mouthpiece before swabbing, but I DO swab it
separately. I have yet to wear out a mouthpiece, and unless I start
swabbing with sandpaper, I doubt I ever will. IMHO, a silk swab is just
not going to be abrasive enough to cause any significant damage to my
mouthpiece within my lifetime.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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