We begun selling Silk pullthroughs and swabs from Hodge Products Inc. in 2005, and they have been regulars on the best sellers list ever since.
The swabs are made of 100% Chinese silk, which has remarkable properties. Silk is very absorbent, soaking up water in instruments better than any other material on the market, including both cotton and chamois. Hodge silk swabs are also very compressible, making it possible to pull them through instruments with large variations in bore size. In addition, silk is lint free.
Most Hodge swabs are made using a ball chain, which is very effective as a weight and more flexible than most traditional straight weights. The ball chain is non-abrasive and does not scratch the bore or other parts of the instrument when used properly. The saxophone swabs a use a plastic-coated lead weight. The swabs for flute and piccolo require a rod
- available for Bb, Alto and Bass Clarinet, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, bassoon, oboe, flute and piccolo