Tenor saxophone Pad Saver cleaning rod and pad protector
While playing a saxophone, the inside (bore) will get wet, and the pads will absorb that moisture/spit/condensation (which may also contain deposits of what you ate before playing!).
To prolong the life of the pads and the instrument and prevent the build-up, this moisture should be removed after each playing session. Placing a padsaver into the bore of the instrument will allows moisture to be absorbed into the centre of the padsaver, rather than the pads.
The padsaver is impregnated with a drying agent that absorbs any moisture in the instrument, helping keep your tenor sax in top condition - clean and dry.
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