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by wbsmith89
(1 post)
9 years ago

Best tenor ligature?

Hi, I have an otto link 7 metal mouthpiece for my tenor and the ligature that came with the mouthpiece seems to tighten and tilt towards one side of the reed. I was wondering a couple things, Is the tilting towards one side of the reed normal? Is it going to affect the sound? Is there a better ligature for the otto link 7 than the stock one? Is it worth the money to get a new lig? Thanks for all your help and hope to see you around the boards. Thanks, Will

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  1. by SaxMan88
    (318 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Best tenor ligature?

    Can you try out ligs? If so, try out all the Rovner's, Vandoren Optimum, some BG's, Francois Louis, Consoli Ramplig (I think I got that right), Charles Bay, and one or two others that are worth checking into. I play on Rovner Darks and I can't complain!

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    1. by phathorn
      (165 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Best tenor ligature?

      Both the ramplig and the Olegature work well on the Link

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  2. by llehctiMnairB
    (18 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Best tenor ligature?

    I use a selmer ligature and i find it works a lot better than the stock.

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  3. by tenormadness
    (6 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Best tenor ligature?

    For the past 6 months I've been using a Selmer silver ligature-- to me, it works much better that the stock Link lig-- better seal between reed and mouthpiece-- I've found less sqeaking with the same reeds [Hemkes]. You should try as many as you can to see what sounds best to you. Good luck.

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