My band director from High School claimed that some people would soak their sax in the bath tub to clean it. He claimed that after letting it sit out to dry it was as good as new. I always humored him but internally I was horrified to think about putting a sax under water.
Today, I was browsing Candy Dulfer's site and I came across this tidbit under her sax lessons in a section called Clean that sax:Okay, am I crazy or was my band directory just ahead of his time?Ben Herman, my all time favorite alto sax player from the Netherlands, has been known to dip his whole sax in the water basin where they clean the beer glasses of bars and jazz clubs he plays in. He sounds so good, I might be trying that myself in the future.
(BTW, regardless I am still petrified of the thought!)