The list author says: "Hi everyone: I played the clarinet in Symphonic Band and Marching Band back in the 70' and 80's. Took a break to be a Paramedic for 24 years and was severely injured so now I am medically disabled and I am now playing again. Still have some work but getting better. I am not an expert just want you to have a place where you can ask questions and have others with more expertise than I to talk to one another about anything about the Clarinet. I am also listing "Listmania" for those that can see the purchases I have made for the clarinet and you can check out my reviews if you wish for some of those items. Still adding items and this is a work in progress for all those that wish to participate. If you have a question drop me a line and I or someone within the community will address them within 24 hours. I hope this will help us all. Enjoy and Best Regards."
"The swabs by GEM are silk quite large and so far just super. Again, choosing items for your clarinet or woodwind instrument is a very personal choice. Take time to read the reviews from several before buying. Also, if it isn't sold directly from Amazon check the sellers' return policy. There may not be one."
"I hate to say this but I have tried the neck strap and I can't get it around the thumb rest without damaging the cork. Will be contacting seller to ask. Will let you know. For now may be best just to use a thumb rest cushion."