Klarinet Archive - Posting 000209.txt from 1996/04
From: Mike Cavin <mikec@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: ligatures
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 20:01:49 -0400
Try roughing up the inside of the ligature a bit with some sandpaper.
Sometimes the playing process makes the inside too slick to grip the
mouthpiece. I would NOT suggest you rough the mouthpiece, as this is far
too valuable to be scratching on. Mike Cavin
On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Gary Van Cott wrote:
> Since we are on the subject, let me ask another question. I am using
> a reverse Bonade on a recently acquired Vandoren mouthpiece. The
> problem I have is that the ligature tends to slip up toward the tip
> of the mouthpiece.
> I would hate to rough up either the outside of the mouthpiece or the
> inside of the ligature. However, something needs to be done to give
> it more grip. What are the recommended solutions?
> Gary Van Cott
> Las Vegas, NV