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The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab Design elements and materials in woodwind swabs have improved little in the last hundred years and a...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab

Design elements and materials in woodwind swabs have improved little in the last hundred years and also their efficiency at removing moisture from the bores of woodwind instruments. This has all changed with aeronautical design software which can predict the best shape profile for a swab to give the most contact (ballooning principle) with the bore surface. The missing element, until now, has been a way to control the folding and compression characteristics of the swab as it enters the bore to avoid improper folding giving only "edge effect" contact with the bore. A chance meeting with a Japanese Shibori expert (Shibori is the revered ancient Asian art of folding fabric to form intricate patterns) resulted in a revolutionary solution. The Shibori expert showed me that addition of a carefully defined notch in the leading edge of the swab would cause it to assume the desired shape and complete contact of the silk with the surface of the bore. This Shibori notch (Pat. Applied for) produces superior contact of the "aerodynamic balloon form" custom silk used in the swab and allows complete moisture absorption with a single slow pass through the bore. The new Black "Legend" Swab takes swab technology into a new realm of effectiveness and ease of use with exclusive heavy quality charmeuse silk, anti-clog design, correctly sized and designed weight, and long braided nylon ribbon double stitched into the swab body. Look no further for the best swab on the market.


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The Doctor's ProductsThe "Legend" Clarinet Swab
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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Absolutely the best swab on the market

I have used many swabs in my years of playing. I first know that I like silk because it does not leave lint behind, second that I hate swabs that get stuck in the...Read complete review

I have used many swabs in my years of playing. I first know that I like silk because it does not leave lint behind, second that I hate swabs that get stuck in the instrument, third that I hate swabbing over and over to remove all the moisture. The Black Legend swab has a cool design that removes all the moisture with just one swabbing. It has never gotten stuck in thousands of swabbing. It has the finest quality silk that I have ever seen in a swab and is very smooth,thick, and also absorbent. Playing in an orchestra I cannot sometimes remove the mouthpiece and must swab quickly and the cord on the Black Legend is plenty long enough to go through the mouthpiece all the way to the bell with plenty of cord and weight to pull through the entire clarinet. The quality of workmanship is superb and the swab works perfectly every time. I am convinced after seeing literally hundreds of different swab types that the Black Legend is the best on the market - at any price!

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The Legend Swab is a Horrible Product

I have been playing the clarinet consistently for 14 years now and as far as I can recall, my swab has been stuck maybe 2-3 times ever. After reading all these exemplary reviews...Read complete review

I have been playing the clarinet consistently for 14 years now and as far as I can recall, my swab has been stuck maybe 2-3 times ever. After reading all these exemplary reviews regarding the "Legend" swab, I decided to try it out for myself. I began using the swab as soon as it arrived in the mail. It jammed up the very next day and would not pull through at all. I had to resort to using a slim metal hook to pull it back out and, in doing so, the stitched edging was torn up by the register key hole. This was my experience with "a design that does not get jammed in the bore." But it does look nice... I recommend the Vandoren Microfiber swab instead; it is a much better product. Ten years of use and works every time.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Swab

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from Beverly Hills, MI

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

Some people have complained that they have to run a silk swab through their instrument multiple times in order to remove all of the moisture. I thought that was the case as well, until I started to just pull the swab through more slowly. Now I only have to run the swab through once and the instrument is dry. Try it!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Swab You Can Buy!

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from Long Beach, CA

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

I have used approximately five different types of swabs, each varying in material and shape. Nothing will remove moisture as well. I strongly recommend this swab to everyone!

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
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The Legend Swab is a Horrible Product

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from Fullerton, California

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

I have been playing the clarinet consistently for 14 years now and as far as I can recall, my swab has been stuck maybe 2-3 times ever. After reading all these exemplary reviews regarding the "Legend" swab, I decided to try it out for myself. I began using the swab as soon as it arrived in the mail. It jammed up the very next day and would not pull through at all. I had to resort to using a slim metal hook to pull it back out and, in doing so, the stitched edging was torn up by the register key hole. This was my experience with "a design that does not get jammed in the bore." But it does look nice... I recommend the Vandoren Microfiber swab instead; it is a much better product. Ten years of use and works every time.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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I don't get it

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from Mountain View, CA

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

I have to give my clarinet at least 5 (most times around 10) passes with this thing to get it dry. My home-made swab is much, much better, drying my instrument in one single pass every time. The material this swab is made of is really poor at absorbing water. I really don't understand how people can like this. Save your money, go to an auto parts store, get a nice chamois and make your own swab. If you already have one, do it anyway just to compare... and then never use this one again.

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5.0

Best swab I have ever used

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from Beverly Hills, MI

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

I have tried any number of different swabs for Bb clarinets, and the Legend is the best one there is. It never jams in the upper joint against the register tube, asis common with standard cotton swabs, and is extremely well-made. I recommend it highly. Like all Doctor's Products I have tried, it is an excellent iteration of a superior idea, and works wonderfully!

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(35 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best. Swab. Ever.

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from Long Beach, CA

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

In contrast to the more common square- or triangle-shaped silk swabs, this one doesn't even let the thought "stuck inside" cross your mind. Excellent absorbancy, pulls smoothly through the instrument. I keep my old square swab around for the menial task of cleaning out moisture at the joints, but the Legend is the only thing that gets pulled through my clarinet.

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(43 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flat out ...the Best Swab and Woodwind Care Products!!

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from PA

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

It is about time that the woodwind world discover The Doc (Omar Henderson) and his products. This swab and Dr Syntec cork treatment belong in every case. Also...and as a clarinet barrel craftsman... I can attest to this...his bore oil is tops.

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(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This swab works the best

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from Los Angeles

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

I own more than a dozen of these swabs. I keep one in the case of each clarinet I own. Many of my clarinets are vintage horns that are irreplaceable models no longer made. These swabs work better than anything I have seen from a major manufacturer (and with an investment in this many vintage clarinets I have tried most of them). Not only is silk smooth and gentle on the bore of your clarinet (and mouthpieces if you use them that way, as I will), but the silk is highly absorbent and the unique shape to these swabs means they do not get stuck in the clarinet or mouthpiece, even with clarinets like 1950s Selmers with large internal protrusions of the register tubes. Quite simply the best.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best swab on the market!

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from cerritos, ca

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

This is a great, easy-to-use, and functional swab...no other substitute for quality silk and design.

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(35 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best swab ever!

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from South

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Comments about The Doctor's Products The "Legend" Clarinet Swab:

The swab is huge and the silk is the thickest, best quality silk I have ever seen. Just one slow pull through the bore and every drop of moisture is gone. The nylon tape has a nice rubberized weight and is long enough to put through the mouthpiece and all the way through the clarinet with enough hanging out the bell to get a firm grip. I've used it a lot and never had a jam. The "Doctor" makes great products - extreme attention to detail.

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