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  1. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi. Do any of you have problems with certain mouthpieces cutting your lip? I have a Navarro Bebop Special (tenor) that often cut my lip, no matter what reed brand I use. It feels that sometimes my skin on the lip is being pushed in between the reed and the rails. It only happens on this piece...
  2. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    So, I have been playing alto for three years, a 1938 FX Huller. Been coming along ok doing some altissimo and playing at church and with a jazz quartet. I bought a Reference 54 tenor one month ago. I am playing an Otto Link 6* mouthpiece and using Vandoren 2 to 2.5 reeds. Sometimes using...
  3. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Well I'm 14 years old and practice 2.5- 3 hours a day alone and probably 2 hours at various practices. Every so often maybe ounce every one or two months I get a sore on my lower lip that occasionally bleeds and makes it very difficult to play without pain. I usually take a day of and use tons...
  4. Bb Soprano
    Does anyone play without their upper teeth on the mouthpiece? I find I can get a sweeter tone by wrapping my upper lip under my teeth the same as I do with my lower lip, so neither my upper nor lower teeth actually come in contact with the piece. Doing this for an extended period of time may...
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