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by YanagisawA-901
(312 posts)
10 years ago

Ligatures??

ok, im just kinda wondering, ive been hearing a lot of crap about rovners about how they deadn the sound and whatnot, and im playing on a rovner dark.. whats a good lig?? or is a plain old stock lig gonna work just fine?? because ive been hearing a lot of hype about ligatures and vertical pressure on the reed and whatever..does all that really help?? or what??

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  1. by Rben20
    (35 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Ligatures??

    Those who say that ligatures aren't important frankly are just too ignorant to try anything new. Trust me they do make a difference. A Vandoren Optimum or Olegature would be great choices...3 colors of sound, 3 ligatures really for the price of one (Vandoren one)...and for a great big sound that will really make the reed vibrate (Oleg). With these ligatures you recognize like i did...your tuning and getting the notes up high and down low come with much ease...when you play with these ligatures you wont want to go back to the rovner...i didnt...hope i helped ya out yanagisawa-901!

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  2. by tenor562
    (297 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Ligatures??

    Yea, I'm looking for a new ligature too. I'm thinking about a Vandoren Optimum, or a Francis Louis. Rovners deaden the sound a lot. They're more intended, in my opinion for concert band to even out the band. I'm wondering about the Eddie Daniels, how is it? It sounds pretty nice, but it is a fabric lig. Just wondering, -tenor562

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  3. by Kitch22
    (98 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Ligatures??

    For legit, Rovner darks do the job just fine, and that's what I use. No, I wouldn't say they deaden the sound, just tone it down a touch and warm it up just enough to maintain a decented, dark sound. And you're also right, they just don't seem to work as well for jazz. If you want a real good lig, go for an Olegature. I like them a lot. No, ligatures don't help as much as most people believe them to, but change your sound. What I like about the Olegature is you can change the screw tightness to modify the sound (and a pamplet telling you how that works, comes with it.) You can buy the Olegature right from this site and it will probably save you $30.

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    1. by Goldref18
      (145 posts)

      10 years ago

      Francois

      Yeah ligs make an enourmous difference. I would however STRONGLY reccommend the Francois Louis "Ultimate Lig" over others because even though it looks a little weird it makes the most unblievable difference and they are affordable and incredibly good. (I use them both on tenor which is my main horn and alto when i play it) They are in my opinon perfect because they allow you to play either bright or dark and they open the sound immensely.

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      1. by golferguy675
        (600 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Francois

        Yeah, I put at as "deadening" sound earlier, and I guess a better description would be that is takes away from resonancy. I personally like the Optimum because the gold plate tends to contribute more projection. For jazz, I'm using the Francois Louis on just about all of my setps now.

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        1. by Saxman2200
          (64 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          Doe's anyone know whether or not an olegiture fits on a NY LInk? How about an Ultimate? Can't tell if it would or not because of the ridge. And I won't cough up the $50.00 till I know.

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        2. by KCSaxGal
          (46 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          The Oleg website has Otto Link on their chart but I don't know if the NY model changes what size you need to order. Where did you find a price of $50 btw? Cheapest I have seen is $62.

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        3. by barimachine
          (323 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          you can find them for cheap all over the place like 30 on ebay plus i know a guy through my teacher that sells em for about twenty but i really want a FLU does anyone know what size i should use for a jody jazz ESP bari piece

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        4. by golferguy675
          (600 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          If you go to the ligs on this website's store, find one, and look at the sizes. You can just order them from hear, they're pretty fairly priced.

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        5. by tembysaxguy
          (5 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          I would go the Vandoren Optimum Ligature- very very good in my opinion and you can change the pressure plate (It comes with 3 different ones) which does change the tone a bit and helps customise the sound.

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        6. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          Rovner has a brand new model coming out that is really cool. I think it's called the Elite? NICE LIG! The Eddie Daniels Ligs are really nice, especially for tenor. I use a dark on my alto. They're great ligs. I haven't really used any others, so I really can't speak for them. Some look like they would get the job done too. I can speak for the Rovners though. They're definately worth the money!

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        7. by tenor562
          (297 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Francois

          It's the Evo-5

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