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Rico Flute and Piccolo Pad Guards
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Protect your piccolo pads.

Rico Piccolo Pad Guards are designed to dry out the instrument and protect the pads from damage caused by moisture. Simple to use and will help keep your instrument in top condition for years.

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  • Often misused; A good idea/product but potentially bad news for some

    As reviewed by Lizibet on 7/31/2015

    OK. I am not saying that there is no use for pad savers, since obviously everyone wants their pads to last as long as possible. There are ways to help pads last: never eat right before playing without brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth thoroughly. Do NOT chew gum or eat candy while playing - even sugarless will wreak havoc with the pads on your flute/piccolo. Swab out your flute with a cloth, and/or use a pad saver, when you are finished playing, so that moisture does not accumulate/sit in your flute/piccolo body and foot areas especially, since moisture is not the friend of your pads. This next part is where a LOT of players run into trouble: store your swab or pad saver AWAY FROM YOUR INSTRUMENT YOU JUST CLEANED! It does no good to go to all the trouble of drying/cleaning your flute/piccolo so carefully, and making sure the moisture is drawn away from the pads s they are preserved, if you then toss your spit rag or damp pad saver into your case. Worse yet, I have kids come to lessons with their pad savers living in their flutes! (It does not smell nice after a while, believe me... 8-0 eeek!) The best of all worlds is for the cleaning gear to live in a whole different world than your flute -- i.e., in a pocket of a case cover, in a gig bag, in a backpack carrier = somewhere besides right on top of those pristine keys you want to maintain. This includes the cute, fuzzy pad savers, too - never, but never should they take up residence in the case, or worse, in your instrument itself.

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