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The inside of my neck is turning green. Well, not me personally but my tenor sax. Any suggestions ?
 

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Umm... you could try cleaning it? When I was still younger and I never cleaned my sax... (I don't know what I was thinking) the same thing would happen to me. In that case I would use a q-tip or something to swab it out. Now I clean out my sax regularly (I learned) so if you don't... start doing it now! Sax cleaning kits are fairly cheap.
 

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Please be very careful if you try this. To do instantly what the vinegar takes a long time to do we use "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner for the worst sax necks and brass crooks. You must wear rubber gloves when doing this and must not get any of the cleaner on the lacquered surface of the instrument. If you do rinse it off immediately.

First run a flexible brush through to remove any "groceries" then plug the small end with a rubber stopper. Remove the octave key and cover the hole with blue tac or electrical tape. Carefully pour enough "The Works" to fill the neck, wait about five seconds and then pour it out (into the toilet). Rinse immediately with lots of water and then refill the neck with a mixture of 1/3 baking soda to 2/3 water and let it work about 30 seconds. Then rinse again, brush vigorously with soapy water and then pull a clarinet "hanky" swab through.

The brass will look like new again.
 

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yes, i pull a cleaning swab thru it after i play it . but thats what i was asking, what to clean the neck with. thanks for the tip on using "the works".
 

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BluesyJ said:
yes, i pull a cleaning swab thru it after i play it . but thats what i was asking, what to clean the neck with. thanks for the tip on using "the works".
I can't stress how important it is to be very careful...I just thought you needed a secong person to emphasize this. (No offense jbtsax. You did a better job explaining this than I would of :))
Please be very, very, very, very, very careful!!!
 
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