Distinguished Member, Forum Contributor 2015-2016
I keep mine on the stand so when I want to pick it up its always ready .
+1. I do take off the neck/mpc with a cap.It stays on my stand all the time. Easier to pick up, and dries better after a gig. Even when I come back from a long gig night, I put it out of its case and back on the stand.
Sorry OP, Aren't Padsavers bad to keep inside the sax?For me, the big thing is to keep a sax out until it's relatively dry before sticking it away in a case. If I don't have the luxury of leaving it out on a stand (ex: packing up after a gig), I run a swab through or use a padsaver to get excess moisture out of it before putting it away...and then pull it out and stick it on a stand once I'm home.
I hate those pad saver thingies. !. they seem to leave a lot of fibers / hairs behind. 2. they don't clean as good as a pull through swab. The one musicmedic carries is great.Most of the time I use them like they're a swab, and then leave it outside the case (kind of an either/or thing depending on what I have with me at the time).
The HW Products Pad-Saver does not shed fibers. It does a great job of cleaning, in my humble opinion. I have Tenor Pad-Savers for my Body, Bell, and Neck. I clean them with Dawn detergent every few months (the neck-saver more often as it gets a little more gunky.)I hate those pad saver thingies. !. they seem to leave a lot of fibers / hairs behind. 2. they don't clean as good as a pull through swab.
+1 for me. I keep my T990 on the stand for easy access at home. I keep my silver Z in the case and take it out to the gigs. I used to keep my Z on the stand, but the tarnish just got to be too much to keep up with.I leave mine on the stand when not playing/practicing. It only goes in the case for transportation.