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Ivan

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I persevered yesterday despite producing a rather sad muted sound that had me checking pads, looking for a sock in the bell and changing between nicely worn-in reeds that until then had played well

After forty minutes the light bulb came on and I remembered I hadn't given the sax and mouthpiece a pull-through last time I used it... I was in a hurry and left it on the stand. I looked into the mouthpiece, couldn't see anything there that shouldn't be, pulled a cloth through and lo! The sound was instantly back to normal

Note to self: clean sax whenever used

Goodness knows what feculence was encrusted in the 'piece
 

QWales

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This should be interesting, I can't wait to see your responses, I believe there are quite a lot of people who almost never do this.
 

kernewegor

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If I find that I have salivated into the mouthpiece inadvertently while playing and it has taken the edge off the tone I remove the mouthpiece, remove the crook, cover the big end and blow hard through the small end while lifting the octave shift.

Instant difference.

Oh, and give the mp a good shake if in a hurry, or stick my hanky in it and wiggle it about if not.
 
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Ivan

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Feculence... I admit to using a thesaurus to discover that one

My word of the day is proboscidean
 

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