The Hodge silk bassoon swab can clean both the boot joint and the wing joint. Only one swab is needed to go through the entire body of the instrument.
The silk fabric and the swab’s shape make it virtually impossible for the swab to get stuck in the instrument. This offers a great advantage over traditional swabs.
The swab comes in different colours; a random one will be sent.
About Hodge Swabs
All Hodge silk swabs are made from 100% silk and come in performers black, royal blue, burgundy, forest green, and deep purple. Silk is very absorbent, soaking up water in instruments better than any other natural material on the market, including both cotton and chamois. Most uniquely, silk is also very compressible, making it possible to pull through instruments with large variations in bore size. In addition, silk is lint free.
Clarinet, Oboe and English Horn swabs are made using a plastic coated straight weight. The saxophone swabs and bass clarinet swabs use a plastic-coated lead weight in a tear-drop shape. Bassoon, bassoon bocal, trumpet, and French horn swabs use a ball chain, which is very effective as a weight and more flexible than traditional straight weights. The ball chain is non-abrasive and does not scratch the bore or other parts of the instrument when used properly.