In our previous post, we featured the product “Chop Saver” by Gosling and received several questions as to how effective it is. To answer these inquiries I can only say that the product works as well as Chap Stick and other products I have used through the years. The outstanding endorsements made by the musicians in our previous post should be enough information for all. Try the product and find out for yourself if it is something you need to include in your trumpet case.
I have used both forms of this product and have been satisfied with their results and would suggest that you try any new product on a non-playing day so that if you have a reaction, you wouldn’t have the experience I had one day when a friend suggested I use “Sea And Ski” on my lips before a concert. I had an instant reaction to the lip ointment and within the first number on our concert program, my lips swelled to the point that I had to stop playing. The concert was over and in addition to this total embarrassment, they held a reception for us after we had performed almost one number. We also lost the money for the concert and I had to travel all the way back to the university in a totally silent van. That was the second worst day of my life! So NEVER TRY ANY NEW PRODUCT WHEN YOU HAVE A PENDING PERFORMANCE!
One thing you should know about the actual product and the samples they send you-
The samples I received must have been old for the content of the packages were very thick and difficult to apply. The actual product consistency is much like that of “Chap Stick”.
Would I recommend this product?
“I would recommend that you try this product”.