Ha! You would think.How can you possibly get mold in Phoenix!!!!!!!!! I thought you needed moisture to grow mold! :mrgreen:
Are you using LaVoz/Rico reed guards? If so, I'd be interested in how you pry the clamps off. I've looked at them and fiddled with them but it sure looks like I will break them if not very, very careful. They are not real expensive but still, don't want to wantonly and unnecessarily break them. So far, I've just soaked them in some denatured alcohol or peroxide to periodically clean and perhaps sterilize them.I never recommend soaking a reed but I regularly wash my reeds with a toothbrush wet with regular drugstore hydrogen peroxide and have been for years. Every so often I'll take the clamps off my reedguards and wash them with it too. After washing, put them back in the reedguard and they'll be ready to play in a half hour or so. They also stay ready to play for about five or six hours as long as the reedguard is not exposed to dry or hot air and kept in the case or in a 'junk bag' (like a 'Crown Royal' purple felt bag - you can't be a serious sax player unless you have these).