I'm looking for a new swab for my clarinet. Over the years I've tried a variety of microfibre and cotton ones, but haven't yet found one that I'm satisfied with (none of them seem to absorb very well). I recently bought one online that turns out to be way too thick to go through the instrument, so I'm on the search again.
I'm tempted by a silk one by Howarth but the tape looks very short compared with a different one by Vandoren. I'm sure it must be OK if Howarth are selling it, but has anyone got any feedback on the silk one, or can anyone recommend an alternative?