Klarinet Archive - Posting 000964.txt from 1998/04
From: "David M. Hooten" <dmh@-----.us>
Subj: Re: Ligatures
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:28 -0400
> From: C E Field <CEField@-----.com>
> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:45:05 EDT
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Ligatures
> Reply-to: klarinet@-----.us
> Have you found any noticeable difference between regular and inverted
> ligatures? Metal, plastic, cloth? I have tried several kinds of ligature and
> the BG Revelation works best for me so far. In fact, any inverted ligature
> helps me produce a better sound than an "ordinary" ligature. Does anyone know
> the theory that might underlie this observation?
Yes! The inverted does not pull out significant portions of my beard.
Actually, I have used both the regular and inverted Bonade ligatures
and find little difference between them. Other ligatures which do
not have the "rails" or a similar feature do seem to exert more equal
pressure when the screws are inverted and thus allow the reed to
vibrate more evenly.
David M. Hooten
McLennan Community College