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by cavefish
(20 posts)
11 years ago

whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

are they any good and what size fits rubber MP,s

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  1. by cavefish
    (20 posts)

    11 years ago

    Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

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  2. by yoyo
    (17 posts)

    11 years ago

    Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

    they are awsome!i just bought one and what it does to your soun is amazing.use the curvy plate.those plates really change your sound depending on which one u use.

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    1. by silversax440
      (29 posts)

      11 years ago

      Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

      They are great ligatures, but like everything, you got to try it out to see it its what you want!

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      1. by golferguy675
        (600 posts)

        11 years ago

        Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

        I'll probably get argued with on this, but Vandoren's makin a pretty beefy metal peice these days too. I've got one for tenor, and it play way better than I ever expected.

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      2. by cavefish
        (20 posts)

        11 years ago

        Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

        which one works for rubber MP,s meyers , selmers etc.

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    2. by SaxJazz42
      (9 posts)

      11 years ago

      Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

      I use the optimum on my metal tenor florida link...it opens up the upper register especially. I use the plate with two rails perpendicular to the reed mostly. It seems to give me a better core sound that way. The plates really do change the sound considerably. As for sizing-the V5 is for rubber (i have a buddy who uses the V5 on his alto meyer and it fits perfectly) and the V16 is for metal moutpieces, but it is made for their V16 and doesnt fit a wide range of metal pieces. It fits my link because the ridge has been sanded off the top, and i had to add a bit of material under the ligature to get a better grip, since taking the rail off was too much. The rail was gone when I bought the piece so I dunno how it fits with the rail. But yea-Give the optimum a try. Its good stuff

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      1. by thattenorplayer
        (18 posts)

        11 years ago

        Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

        I have a few questions, 1.how would u guys compare the optimum to a rovner dark 2r? 2.how much r the optimums and 3. where could i get one thank u, thattenorplaer

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        1. by frostshardz
          (23 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

          got a question here... rovner ED or optimum better?

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          1. by Bibimbop
            (53 posts)

            11 years ago

            Re: whats the skinny on vandoren optimum ligatures

            Vandoren Optimum without a doubt. The cloth on Rovner don't allow the reed to get full repsonse. You're better off with a stock metal lig than a Rovner

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