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The silk trumpet swabs are intended to be used after each playing session to clean out the lead pipe and tuning slide so no build-up occurs. The ball chain weight slips around the curves of the French horn with ease. This swab fits all horns with a pre-valve main tuning slide.
The Qualities of Silk
All Hodge silk swabs are made from 100% silk and come in performers black, royal blue, burgundy, forest green, deep purple, hot pink and silver. Silk is very absorbent. It is also very compressible, making it possible to pull through instruments with large variations in bore size. In addition, silk is lint free. Hodge swabs for brass instruments are made using a ball chain, which is very effective as a weight and flexible for going around the curves of the French horn lead pipe and the tuning slides of brass instruments. The ball chain is non-abrasive and does not scratch the bore or other parts of the instrument when used properly.