Is "drying your pads" something that you would do regularly?
I think so - and dry all pads on my saxes (special the closed pads; palm keys, g#, Eb/D# ...) after playing. You can use pad paper (no powder), pad-svab (BG), pad-stick or just a strong paper. Prevent sticking pads and the pads last longer as well.Is "drying your pads" something that you would do regularly?
Correction: I use them for the same reason on my SML alto. All my other horns dry naturally.Essential for clarinet. And I think essential if your sax has rolled tone holes.
Ever since I started giving my SMLs palm keys, G#, C# and sometimes B natural a very quick wipe with the BG pad dryer after every practise/performance - they NO LONGER STICK!*
* Results may vary.