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Red ring around chops.

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Hello,

I get this red ring around my chops after playing for about 10 minutes. It’s not brusing because I don’t play with pressure, and it goes down completely after about 15-20 minutes after I stop playing. I’ve had it ever since I can remember. It’s not causing my chops any pain or anything like that, but it is really easy to see and I haven’t seen anyone else get it that prominently.  Any thoughts??

     
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Yeh I use a monette mouthpeice and when I used a silver Bach mouthpeice I did get a red ring around my chops but I don’t with my goldplated monette moutpeice.

     
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Go to pawn shops buy several mouth pieces, They even make wodden mouthpieces,plastic ,even glass.Might help to try something new,take your mouthpiece to a music store and have it polished.

     
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If your lips look like a slab of meat, cut, swollen and purple, I would sugggest that you re-evaluate the way you play. Pushing the horn into your face is going to shorten your playing life. And that ain’t no trophy maahn!

     
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Are you serious?! A prosthetic nose? Really? So, what happens when you sneeze? What’s mucus control like? CAn you feel when your nose runs? WHat about congestion?! Really? A nose? Wow. NEver thought about that. Hmmm. Are you serious?

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Frankie Fishbatter Wrote:

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> Hey Rocko. before i ask you how adrian is getting

> on, let me tell you somat. the guy never said his

> chops were cut or bleeding, just that he had a red

> ring. that’s normal buster, he’ll get the drift

> about pressure but having a little mark here and

> there is cool. I should know I’ve had a prosthetic

> nose ever since the late 60’s!!

Wasn’t refering to original post..just about chops in general. I know lots of guys whose lips look like chopped meat..and they reach a time where they just stop working.

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