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by kelsey
(793 posts)
7 years ago

Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

I have a copy of the Francois

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  1. by carltonjazz
    (25 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

    there are caps that are designed for that specific ligature. I forget where I got mine but you kinda have to look. I knoe mouthpiece heaven had some but since they changed they kinda suck. Does saxquest not carry a cap in their accesories section?

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    1. by kelsey
      (793 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

      The cap that came with the mouthpiece is the problem. (it was designed for the ligature.) They sell the Ultimate reed protectors on this site. The ligature is terrific but the reed protector isn't very hot. Has anyone found out this to be true and have found a solution?.........Kelsey
      Barry Kelsey

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      1. by sax_maniac
        (984 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

        I'm with you Kelsey - the caps absolutely suck and I've not found way around it except to push the lig as far back on the piece as possible to get the cap to grip a little better. This might be a pain, but wrapping a rubber band around it will help keep it on. My solution is to put the mouthpiece in a small zippered case that is just big enough to fit the mouthpiece inside of it - then the cap doesn't have room to fall off.

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        1. by kelsey
          (793 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

          Performing on stage is the problem. I also play piano and flute and I want the reed on my tenor to stay moist on the sax while I'm not playing it. Right now I just put the reed protector that came with the ligature loosely over the mouthpiece. A slight bump will send it flying. When storeing the horn In my sax case I have to take the reed off the horn, store the ligature in a box, and also store the mouthpiece separately. It's a great ligature and it does help my sound but this problem is hard to live with.......Kelsey
          Barry Kelsey

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      2. by allthewoodwinds
        (12 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

        I used a regular Rovner plastic cap and cut it so that the side pieces slid under the ligature wires (for want of a more descriptive term) and it always held tight and protected my reed(s). It's hard to explain without showing a pic of how I cut and trimmed the cap, but I ended up selling the lig and cap with a BARI metal tenor mpc on e-Bay . The guy was amazed at how I figured out how to do it. I used to keep digital pics of all the mouthpieces, ligs and caps I owned, but my last computer's hard drive crashed will all the pics. I should've backed it up. Yes, I one of those people who've gone through dozens (read 52) mouthpieces since I started playing more than 30 years ago. And I at least kept a listing of all of them. Geez, could've purchased a new sax with all that money spent.

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        1. by kelsey
          (793 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

          I have a couple of Rovner plastic caps around. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion.........Kelsey
          Barry Kelsey

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          1. by jamterry
            (573 posts)

            7 years ago

            Re: Ultimale LS Tenor Sax Ligature

            Hey Kelsey, Try some plastic pipe and a cap. You could cut and profile, thread a cap on, and drill an air hole in it. I've never used a mouthpiece cap. I just suck on the reed until it tastes soggy enough. Good luck with that :) Terry

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