Re: FL Ultimate ligature review
Update on my Ultimate ligature experiences.
I recently purchased a Vespro tenor as a backup and practice horn. Something I can leave out on the stand or take to work. Horn played great with stock mouthpiece but I like metal.
I put on my DV with my normal reed and Ultimate ligature and was getting a very buzzy sound I have heard others describe with DV's. Very irritating. Switched reeds, same thing. I pulled out my backup lig, a rovner light, on a whim , and the horn played and sounded perfect. No buzz. Sounds similar to the saxgourmet with the Fl ligature, but not as complex.
Altissimo was not affected.
It seems weird that two horns would react so differently to two different ligatures. Everything else is the same, player, reed . I would not have believed it would make that much difference.
I am assuming the student Vespro is made a little brighter, like the 23, to help students project more.
BTW, the Vespro was a steal from Noteworthy. Really unbelievable price. Intonation as good as it gets. The only thing student about the horn besides price, is the keywork is set for smaller hands. Definately a keeper backup/practice horn for me and my daughters future first tenor sax.