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by mojocoggo
(97 posts)
9 years ago

Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

What are some good ligatures for a hard rubber alto mouthpiece? Will a metal ligature scratch up the mouthpiece?

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  1. by Sonny_Rollins
    (18 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

    For my hard rubber mouthpiece (Meyer 6M) I use a Vandoren Optimum series. The unique design of the ligature DOES NOT scratch the mouthpiece at all.

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    1. by spifster
      (67 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

      My Oleg doesnt scratch mine. Unless you try to take it off while its fully tightened it probably shouldn't ever. And some advice about ligs: try ebay first. The oleg retails for 89 something and i got it for 23. Ebay rules.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

        Olegs are very good; although more expensive than a few other also really good ligs. I own several Rovners and I really like them. You can get a basic Rovner (Dark, Light, Mark III) for around $25. The Evo and Eddie Daniels models are a little more; probably around $59. Here, check out their website. www.rovnerproducts.com/ligatures.htm

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        1. by saxophonist17
          (7 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

          try a francois louis ultimate ligature

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        2. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

          I broke the lig that came with my Meyer metal, so I just took duct tape and ripped it about an inch wide and wrapped it around the piece until it felt secure......and played the rest of the night with it! Sounded pretty darn good too! I think I'm going to order another Eddie Daniels for it though. Francois Louis Ultimates are great ligs but I think they're even more than the Olegs. That's just too much money for a lig, I think.

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        3. by llehctiMnairB
          (18 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

          I think the ultimates are worth the money. They give you such an open sound for jazz.

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