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Instructions for maintenance for contrabassoon
Do not put the instrument keyside-down on your knees as water may go into the tone holes.
After each playing session press the water key at the tuning slide and blow it through.
Do not lie down your contrabassoon without having let water out.
Clean the crook with tuning slide thoroughly by using a pull-through swab for bassoon-wing joint once every 6 months.
Keep the case open overnight. Clean the resonance holes of the metal joint about four to five times a year, e.g. with a pipe cleaner.
Keep your contrabassoon case clean and free of dust.
Good care and maintenance preserves the quality and reliability of your contrabassoon!