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Woodwind Instrument Care Products

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  1. Metal Polish
  2. Lacquer Polish
  3. Silver Polish
  4. Tone Hole Cleaner
  5. Cork Grease (Soft)
  6. Cork Grease (Hard)
  7. Key Oil
  8. Bore Oil
  9. Cleaning Paper
  10. Powder Paper
  11. Saxophone Cleaner Set
  12. Cleaning Swabs
  13. Polishing Gauze
  14. Flute Inner Cloth
  15. Wooden Cleaning Rod (Flute)
  16. Long Cleaning Rod (Flute)
  17. Cleaning Rod (Piccolo)
  18. Polishing Cloth
  19. Silver Cloth
  20. Silicon Cloth

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Use a cleaning swab to clean the accumlated dirt and water out of your instrument each time you use it.  When cleaning a wooden instrument, remember to wipe off the joint surfaces, too.

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Remove your reed and clean out the mouthpiece with a cleaning swab(S).  Make cleaning after each use a normal part of playing your instrument.

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Oil your instrument's keytube at the point where it connects with the keypost.  This ensures smooth key operation, reduces wear and prevents corrosion.

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If dirt and water is allowed to collect on pads, wear or deformation of the pads - which may lead to air leaks - can occur. 

Always clean the pads with cleaning paper after each performance.  Use powder paper to remove oil and prevent sticking.

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After each performance, use polishing gauze wrapped around a cleaning rod to wipe away any water inside your instrument.  This will prevent corrosion ang extend your instrument's life.

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Dirty deposits on joint sections can prevent smooth tube connection.  To avoid this problem, always clean your joint sections before connecting them.

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Be sure to clean the accunmulated dirt and water out of your instrument every time you play it.  Use a cleaning swab or a neck brush for the neck, and a chamois leather swab for the tube. (Alto and tenor saxophones only).

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Wipe your instrument's keys with care, so as not to scratch them or damage the pads.  Use a polishing cloth or a silicon cloth for lacquered surfces; silver cloth and polishing cloth, or a silicon cloth, for silver-plated surfaces.

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Before assembling your instrument, apply cork grease to its joints.  For wooden joints, grease the edge surfaces to prevent cracking or warping.

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Dirt and grime in the tone hole can affect tone quality and pitch accuracy.  Use a tone hole cleaner regularly.

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