Klarinet Archive - Posting 000251.txt from 1996/04
Subj: Re: ligatures
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 23:28:15 -0400
On Sun, 7 Apr 1996, Kyle Pyne wrote:
> Try applying two thin strips of cork on the inside of the ligature under
> the screws. Apply with contact cement. I have had the same problem with my
> Bonades (when I'm not using string) slipping and scratching my mouthpieces,
> and the cork works quite well and lasts for years.
This does, however, significantly alter the evenness of response from the
ligature, which is one of the valuable traits of the Bonade ligature in
I'd rather sand the inside of the ligature a bit, and endure a little
cosmetic damage to the outside of the mpc.