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Rico Tenor Sax Padgards are designed to dry out the instrument and protect the pads from damage caused by moisture. Simple to use and will help keep ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Protect your saxaphone from moisture damage.

Rico Tenor Sax Padgards are designed to dry out the instrument and protect the pads from damage caused by moisture. Simple to use and will help keep your instrument in top condition for years.


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RicoPadgard Tenor Saxophone Swab
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Nice product

By 

from Eastpointe,Mi

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    I use after every practice

     
    4.0

    Very Nicely Made, but I Wonder...

    By 

    from ABQ, NM

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    I like the look and feel of this item, but I wonder whether storing it in the bore doesn't keep the moisture it picks up close to the pads. I think it's best use is to swab the bore, then store it outside where the moisture can evaporate.

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    5.0

    Excellent swab

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    from Macon, Ga

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gets The Water Out

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Alto Tenor Sax

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    I use it for several reasons. It will brush up against the inside of the tone holes to help dry them. You can see the brush in the tone holes as you move it back and forth. Turn the stick several time bringing it in and out to get the job done. THEN take the cloth with the weight on a string and run it through a couple of times to get the rest of the moisture out of the bell area. Some say leave the stick in and some say leave it out. That is up to you to decide. I always take it out and leave the case open after a 4 hour gig to let all the moisture dry. You might want to work the middle Eb and G# keys after a while to make sure they are not sticking. The older style pad saver did have a fair amount of fuzz that would break off inside the horn which gave it a bad name. Cloth can also have small particles that do the same thing. When you first get this pad saver, run your hand in a grip formation up and down the stick to knock off any loose fibers. At any rate if you use "both" styles you will be in business.

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    5.0

    Good product

    By 

    from Macon, GA

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    Pros

    • Does The Job

    Cons

    • Have Not Found Any Issues

    Best Uses

    • Saxophone

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    I use it for several reasons. It will brush up against the inside of the tone holes to help dry them. You can see the brush in the tone holes as you move it back and forth. Turn the stick several time bringing it in and out to get the job done. THEN take the cloth with the weight on a string and run it through a couple of times to get the rest of the moisture out of the bell area. Some say leave the stick in and some say leave it out. That is up to you to decide. Or your 6th grade teacher. I always take it out and leave the case open after a 4 hour gig to let all the moisture dry. You might want to work the middle Eb and G# keys after a while to make sure they are not sticking. The older style pad saver did have a fair amount of fuzz that would break off inside the horn which gave it a bad name. Cloth can also have small particles that do the same thing. When you first get this pad saver, run your hand in a grip formation up and down the stick to knock off any loose fibers. I found that these newer models have much less fuzz. At any rate if you use "both" styles you will be in business.

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    5.0

    Good tool to use

    By 

    from Macon, GA

    Pros

    • Gets The Moisture

    Cons

    • None That I Have Found

    Best Uses

    • See The Description

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    This Rico Padgard swab sometimes gets a negative review (see alto review) but it does do the job with the help of the traditional pull through cloth style swab with the string and weight.

    When you first get the Rico swab, wrap your hand around the swab and rub up and down several times to get any loose fuzz that might still be on it. Some cloth swabs also have some loose material as well. After playing the sax push this swab in and out several times. Then use a cloth swab to make sure you have gotten as much moisture as possible out of the tube.

    One thing that I like about this swab is that it brushes up against the inside area of the walls of the tone holes which helps take out residue that may have collected on the inside. I do not believe that a cloth swab will hit the interior of the tone holes.

    So with the "combination" of both swabs you should be in good shape. Some say leave the stick swab in the horn in the case after the gig. Some say do not. You will have to decide for yourself. I leave it out and the case open all night after a long gig so that any excess moisture will dry/evaporate in room temperature.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product!

    By 

    from Port Saint Lucie, Florida

    Site Member

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    I have had this padsaver for a while now and it works great.

    (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for sax - 1 con

    By 

    from CT

    Site Member

    Comments about Rico Padgard Tenor Saxophone Swab:

    Great for your saxophone - very absorbing. The only problem I have with it is that sometimes a bit of fuzz will get stuck in the sax. But no worries - it's NOT dangerous, damaging or noticeable.

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