The Flute Flag Swab is based on the proven technology used in the Piccolo Flag Swabs. This new design will make swabbing your flute a quick and easy job. Some people may be tempted to never bother taking their instruments apart again.
The latest generation of
Flute Flag Swabs now comes in a take-down version that enables
it to be carried easily in one's gig bag or case. This
version is 28" assembled and can very effectively remove the
condensation from the flute bore all of the way up to and
including the cork face. This can be done without taking the
The handle rods for
Take-Down Flute Flag Swabs are made of solid plastic rods
which may bend, but will not break. Although the picture
included here shows white for the handle, I now use only Gray color rods to make all of my Take-Down
Flute Flag Swabs. Black color rods are used for Fixed
Length Flute Flag Swabs.
The short handled version is 14" in length and is intended to clean a disassembled flute much like the conventional flute swab of yesterday.
The take down swab version can also be used unassembled as a short handled swab to wipe the bore of a disassembled flute. This feature makes it a two in one sort of multi function tool.
The fabric COLORS
available are similar but not necessarily the same as those found
on the Piccolo Flag Swab description/information home
page. The Piccolo Flag Swab page link is located at the
bottom of this page.
All of these Flag swabs
can and should be hand washed (the fabric portion only) in a
gentle liquid dish washing detergent solution (make certain
that suds show throughout the fabric), rinsed and then air
dried. The swabs are most effective when they are
clean. If your swab fails to properly absorb
it does need washing, even if it is new.
Washing the fabric of a new swab helps activate the absorbency
of the fabric. These swabs should not be stored in
temperatures higher than 120 Degrees F. The take-down
swab handles should not be exposed to excessive lateral
forces, i.e., bending.
|Flute Flag Instrument Swab Pricing||Retail Price
||California Sales Tax 7.75% (California residents only)|
|Short Fixed 14" Length Flute Flag Swab||$30
||$5||$2.33 each swab|
|Full Length 28" Take-Down Flute Flag
||$5||$3.88 each swab|
|8" Handle Extension for (straight head)
Alto Flute Use
This extension is used in conjunction with the Take-Down Flag Swab
||$5||$1.16 each extension|
|Conical Bore Flute Flag Swab,
Limited Availability, Made to Order 26" - 27" average
These swabs will continue to use black
carbon fiber and look like the Take-Down Piccolo
|| $3.88 each swab
My address and ordering
information can be found on the Piccolo Flag Home Page, see
Please make checks payable to Roger Holman.
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