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I am referring to the black squishy foam tubing that most companies use to pad their sax stands. I am not looking for pipe insulation or typical "home depot" type fixes..

I have a friend who asked me if I knew of a source for the EXACT stuff they use on sax stands. I have no clue where to find it - Do any of you?

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Charlie
 

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you could try your local Loew's or Home Depot for that and also try any supply house for HVAC and electricians also for that.
 

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I had thought about using the clear air tubing hardware stores carry. You can probably find a close match to the original foam's diameter and end up with a more durable replacement.
 

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Have you tried just contacting one of the makers or distributors yet?

That's most likely your best bet.

I've looked everywhere a person can locally and have yet to find any such foam. Obviously Home Depot/Lowes and other hardware stores have been a bust. I even took a sample into a store for contractors and they came up empty (and they had large sections devoted to plumbing and heat/a/c).

The only thing I've found that has come close is a much larger diameter foam tube used to insulate pipes coming from exterior A/C units. If I run into the heat a/c guy in the near future, I'll try to see if he has the stuff in a smaller diameter.

I too would love to find a source for it...I prefer it over all the other options available, and I've been waiting to build a stand that has room for more than just two saxes.
 

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As an owner of several silver saxophones... I worry about sulfur being in the foam which would rapidly tarnish the silver.
 

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The foam insulation for HVAC lines (3/8"wall) seems to work for people.
I personally subscribe to the washcloth-heald-to-the-stand-by-duct tape method!
 

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Cutting up an old wetsuit (neoprene, often with a nylon covering) would cover a lot of stands. You can glue it on. I use part of an old yoga mat for extra padding inside one of my cases.
 
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