Harp Lube?

 > Need your expertise! When I am playing a long, fast
 > piece-too fast to
 > pause to re-lick the harp-and drawing a lot of air
 > over the covers,
 > my lips dry out and begin to stick to the harp. A
 > little oil on the
 > lips helps, but I fear it will get into the reeds.
 > Saliva collected
 > under the lower lip helps, but it is distracting and
 > hard to regulate.
 > Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Try lip balm (choose your favorite, i.e., ChapStik or whatever). Better still,
try pushing the harp a little more into your inner lips.

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