Tailed colorful silk swab for quick cleaning of an assembled oboe or English horn.  Or microfiber, for MORE friction and absorbability when you have time to disassemble.


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I’m carrying Hodge silk swabs, designed to pull all the way through an oboe or English horn. They are made from 100% silk and come in a variety of colors.  They have long tails for safety – if they get stuck you can just pull them out backward!

I also have thicker, absorbent microfiber swabs which are NOT designed to pull all the way through – but which clean all joints more thoroughly than silk.

I use both, for DURING playing and AFTER playing, respectively.

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