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by Tully
(49 posts)
9 years ago

ligature for Berg tenor mouthpiece--stock, Oleg, Rovner?

I've ordered a Berg Larsen 105/1 M for tenor that should arrive soon, so if the Berg stock ligatures aren't that good, I would like to order a nicer one to go with it. I'm definitely a Rovner fan, but the Oleg ligature seems very interesting, so any feedback would be appreciated. You can get the Oleg for about $30 on eBay, so price isn't a concern there. No local stores sell the Oleg, so I can't just try one out (however, I'm waiting to hear from the eBay dealer regarding his return policy, so if I didn't like it, it might be OK anyway).

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  1. by Dave Dix
    (421 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: ligature for Berg tenor mouthpiece--stock, Oleg, Rovner?

    I find the stock berg ligs are pretty good and have never needed to change mine . Dave

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: ligature for Berg tenor mouthpiece--stock, Oleg, Rovner?

      When did Berg start making mouthpieces? I got a Berg piece and a couple other mouthpieces that came with a Buescher tenor I traded for recently. One of the pieces is a Brilhart Tonalin that is probably from the late 40's or early 50's. The other piece looks like a Meyer only I don't see Meyer written on it anywhere. It's a metal piece. It has a #3 on it. The berg is also metal. It's wider than most of the other metal pieces I've seen, and has a duck-bill like taper and a 2 screw ligature. I'm guessing it's about a #6 facing. Any ideas? I'm guessing this mouthpiece is also from the late 40's or early 50's. Possibly older.

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      1. by definition
        (963 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: ligature for Berg tenor mouthpiece--stock, Oleg, Rovner?

        berg started in the 40s. Those early ones are gonna have a slanted signature, a duckbill, and generally a much wider body than the newer ones

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