What It Does
Valentino Flute and Piccolo Wands are the most effective way to swab the inside of an instrument to remove moisture. The design of the Wand helps clean the entire bore including the important (but often ignored) cork plate. The Valentino Piccolo Wand is a two piece unit which when assembled (screwed together) is long enough to swab the instrument without removing the headjoint, an important function when swabbing during a performance. When the Wand is disassembled, it fits conveniently in the piccolo case cover. Ideally, store the wetted Wand in an outside pocket in the case cover. This allows the moisture to evaporate without affecting the instrument. Your Valentino Piccolo Wand has a colored absorbent fabric mounted to a carbon fiber rod, which maintains strength while keeping the stick small enough to fit into any piccolo.
Valentino Flute and Piccolo Wands should be hand washed in gentle liquid dishwashing detergent and lukewarm water. Washing the fabric of the Wand helps activate the absorbency of the fabric - even on a new Wand. When soaking, make sure that the suds permeate the fabric, then rinse and air dry. Your Wand will be most absorbent when it is clean.
I LOVE these wands (also called flags). I was given one as a birthday gift and have now purchased an additional one. They absolutely work and are the easiest to clean my piccolo with, as tuning rod and cloth never seem to get all the way through due to the tapered end of piccolos. I bought the break-down type where it extends but you can take it apart to just use the flag part instead of the whole wand, it's a LOT more portable that way. Definitely give these a try! You won't be disappointed.
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