Pipes (for smoking) and flutes have several things in common:
- They are slim and tubular.
- Many pipes and flutes are made out of wood.
- Both can be very expensive and need to be cleaned.
- Pipes and flutes become wet inside: the flute is wet from saliva and breath moisture; the pipe is wet from condensation when it cools down.
Pipe cleaners are sold as cheap as 4.77$ (132 pieces). They are long enough to be used to clean flutes as well.
Is it advisable to use (soft) pipe cleaners to clean the inside of a flute?