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 Re: Funk good in Music, not on the Instrument!
Author: kehammel 
Date:   2021-10-16 18:19

Once, when I was having a tech work on a grenadilla oboe that I played a lot, he used a stiff brush to clean what he called tartar out of the bore. Meaning, I assume, accumulated crud from my saliva. This removed a good deal of grayish solid material.

The safest way would be to take the flute to a tech. As for doing it yourself, I would defer to posters who have tech experience, but if they think it's OK, you could try it. My tech put the brush in the chuck of a lathe, but presumably it could also be done by hand.

It was certainly not a metal brush! Possibly a brush with plastic bristles could work. However, it would be important to select one of a small enough diameter that it doesn't jam in the bore of the flute. Also note that most such brushes have bare metal showing at the tip- potentially this could scratch the bore if the brush did not remain straight.

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