Hello, I've recently gotten into an argument regarding mouthpiece swabbing.
Apparently, swabbing your mouthpiece before putting it away causes the inside the mouthpiece to slowly erode away
and that might damage it.
Has anyone heard of this?
Added a poll just to see the results.
I've been using a Hodge silk swab for my tenor saxophone after each playing session. This swab is a largeish silk cloth attached to a long cord. The cord is dropped from the neck collar to the bow of the sax; when the sax is inverted, if lucky the cord will fall out of the bell where it may be...
I bought a BAM SW-0018 swab for my soprano saxophones, because I use and like BAM Trekking cases and BAM mouthpiece pouches. The swab was supposedly designed for straight soprano saxophones. I put the swab in the bell and tried to pull it through the neck but it became firmly lodged in the neck...
When I clean my clarinet I swab it then I put the pad savers in, but people say that the pad savers are bad; I think it's because they buy the bad cheap ones. I have the H.W. Pad Saver and it's been working fine. http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Testing/Padsavers.htm
What do you think?