How should I clean the inside of my saxophone?
The inside of my saxophone has, I guess dried spit, I can't really tell what it is, but there's even some blue spots. I even hear some sand type noises when I rotate my sax. So I can tell that it definitely needs to be cleaned or something. What's the best way to thoroughly clean all of that out?
- pianomanLv 73 weeks ago
Go on line to "care of wind instruments" or visit a store that sells instruments and ask questions.
- MamiankaLv 71 month ago
To remove those loose particle - like sand? - in you bell, try canned air, or a gentle vacuum setting. To remove what might be mildew, mold (does it smell?) use a barely damp microfiber cloth. NEVER get anything wet on your sax!
I had a friend in music conservatory who had an old Cousenon tenor. The front of the bell had a draped lady - like you would see on the front of an old whaling ship! - with her hair billowing up to the edge of the bell. A lot of the lacquer was gone - and growing OUT of the bell, and into her hair, was greenish sea-weed colored mold . . . Most of us found this cringe-worthy - he found it charming and nostalgic. None of this could be healthy . . .
- THBBFT!Lv 71 month ago
You take off the neck and run an appropriate type cleaning rag through it. You should use an appropriate cleaning kit that can be purchased at a musical instrument store.