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 The BEST ligature EVER!!!
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2007-09-04 16:38

I just wanted to sing the praises of the Vandoren Leather ligature in its own post. It has been an ecceptionally flexible performer for me, giving me both a very full sound and keeping the tone from becoming too vibrant.

This ligature comes with three removable "plates." Two of them are of different textures of leather for more "covered" tone and the third is a grooved metal plate that replicates the very best of the Bonade style ligatures.

Many of us may not know about the removable plates since not much appears in print about it on the web or various retail catalogs.

I have also been assured that these ligatures are available for ALL saxes and clarinets despite some information I had received from various retailers to the contrary. If there is any dispute about availabiliity of a certain one, contact David Gould of the Vandoren Store in Manhattan.

..............Paul Aviles

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 Re: The BEST ligature EVER!!!
Author: Ryan25 
Date:   2007-09-04 16:44

I like the Vandoren leather ligature as well. It is the other ligature in my case along with the Vandoren Optimum. With these two ligatures at my disposal, I feel I have everything I will ever need.

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 Re: The BEST ligature EVER!!!
Author: Iceland clarinet 
Date:   2007-09-04 17:07

Some ligatures are better on some mouthpieces than others. I like the Vandoren leather ligature very well and in fact the metal insert better. But now I use the BG standard ligature the one with the rubber stripes insert and I found that on my Grabner Kaspar 14 mouthpiece it makes the sound darker and a bit more resistance but flexible when the Vandoren leather is eather too bright and lack resistance or dark and lacking flexibility and is too resistance. But the last thing I would change is the ligature it affects so little. Eather it's a good ligature or bad that is it bring out all the best from the mouthpiece or not.

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