Has anyone had bruised lips from sax playing? I first noticed a kind of red stripe just above the top lip and below my bottom lip about the width of the mouthpiece a few months ago when I had just changed to a Link STM and 3* reed. I don't have any trouble playing such combination but have recently bought a Conn 10M and gone back to my Link ebonite and am still getting some bruising. I guess it's the lip pressure sealing the reed. Am thinking of going back to a 2&1/2. Anyone else had this and is it really bad? Think I know the answer..