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@AddictedToSax , do you really swab AFTER you disassemble? That seems unnecessarily difficult and time consuming. For me it’s easier to swab the whole thing once rather than 5 separate times. You’d still be swabbing by the time I’m off the bandstand and in my car.
 

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I swab my clarinets after disassembly rather than as one piece. It really takes just seconds. I think I can do a better job of removing moisture in the barrel and joints when they’ve been separated; I also think they dry out quicker.
 

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I take the mouthpiece off, then swab the rest of the horn as one. Then disassemble and wipe the sockets and tenons as I put it in the case. With the swab. I use a chamois swab, which gets washed every so often. I think I have made a new swab (because the chamois wore out) about 4 times over the life of the clarinet, which is 60-odd years now.
 
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