Formerly known as "nachoman"
- brighton by the sea
This one's a bit odd and I was wondering if anyone has any comments. Until about a year ago my set up consisted of 90% tenor sax- using rico plasticovers (which I've used for years), the other 10% being split between Soprano (LaVoz reeds) and bass clarinet (legere synthetics). Over the last year I've put the tenor on the back burner and been playing mostly Soprano (a mixed bag of LaVoz or V16s with the odd plasticover) and bass clarinet (rico concert grand or Vandroen blue). Over the last few months I've noticed my lower lip getting very irritated- which seems to be corresponding to my practice regime- can't pin it down to a specific reed type though- I'd initially thought it might be a Vandoren issue or a rico specific..... but evidence confirmed this wasn't the case. Anyone else experienced similar issues? I've read on SOTW that pesticides used on the cane can cause this. If someone's using a new form of pesticide- has anyone else got a problem with it....