You will need:
- A Swab
- A reed guard
- Medium key oil
- Clean cloth
- Cork grease
- End plug
- Mouthpiece brush
- Mouthpiece cap
- Apply a small amount of cork grease to your cork
- Always use your neckstrap when playing your saxophone
- Store your mouthpiece in its mouthpiece cap
- Store your reeds in a reed guard when they are not being used
- Swab your saxophone when you are done playing it
- Put the end plug in the top of the saxophone body before putting the saxophone in its case
Lightly wipe down the keys and body to remove any fingerprints
- Oil keys. We highly recommend using a medium key oil that comes in a needle oiler, such as Hetman Medium Key Oil #17. Apply one drop of oil between each key and post, then press the keys a few times to work the oil in.
- Check your cork to make sure it is not coming loose or starting to tear. If it is, bring it to the shop.
- Clean your mouthpiece using your mouthpiece brush, warm water and a mild soap, such as Dawn or Palmolive
- Bring your instrument in to the shop to make sure it is in top working order. We will provide a free estimate and let you know what, if anything, needs to be done to your instrument to keep it functioning at its best.