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The other day, a little splinter came off the reed and embedded itself in my lip. It was basically a single strand, impossible to see even with a magnifying glass (and try to do that in front of a mirror anyway). I only figured out what it was after it started festering and I spotted it in the glob of puss that came off my lip (with the magnifying glass). Never even thought of anything like that but it was a bit of a painful experience playing a gig just that night.
 

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Wow. Somehow have been able to avoid that for 60 years.
 

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So now you’ll be trying Legere?
 

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Legere reeds have cut my lip so many times on baritone. When it happens, it doesn't hurt much but I'm draining blood out of my spit valve.
 

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So now you’ll be trying Legere?
I got some Forestone (bari and sop) and they are good but only for one sound. Well, that's what happens practicing overtones, really more a freak accident than anything else and more annoying than really bad... :)
 

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Freak city. That never happened to me in all 45+ years of playing.

Playing the gig must've been quite a trip...
 

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It has happened to me. That's why I sand all new reeds very lightly first before ever using them. 3 - 4 light swipes with 320 or 400 grit paper, no pressure, clears all those fuzzies off.
 

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"Stuff" happens. Personally, I thought the original title of your post was more applicable. I knew it wouldn't last long. ;-)
 

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Legere reeds have cut my lip so many times on baritone. When it happens, it doesn't hurt much but I'm draining blood out of my spit valve.
Yikes! That's a wild image... My band mates (rhythm sections, they find horns pretty weird) in the past have found actual spit valves icky. Maybe blood draining might be more impressive; guitarists love their hard-won callouses. The Hammer horror film they haven't yet made:

The Horn That Dripped Blood
 

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Yikes! That's a wild image... My band mates (rhythm sections, they find horns pretty weird) in the past have found actual spit valves icky. Maybe blood draining might be more impressive; guitarists love their hard-won callouses. The Hammer horror film they haven't yet made:

The Horn That Dripped Blood
Muahh ... with a bari, it is at least controllable but imagine a soprano spewing out that pink mist
 
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