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 unusable ligature
Author: sonicbang 
Date:   2019-04-28 02:02
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I found some ligatures on eBay which seem to be an Ishimori copy. They cost just a few bucks, so gave them a try. I certainly didn't expect high quality, I thought there would be some rough edges to send down etc. But this damned thing just doesn't fit on any mouthpiece. In fact, I couldn't even play test it, because if I tightened the screws, I would hurt the mouthpiece badly. Just want to warn everybody not to purchase any of these.


Post Edited (2019-04-28 02:05)

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 Re: unusable ligature
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-04-28 03:38

Hey "sonic bang,"

Did you try flipping them over ("upside down")? That is the screws would have to be tightened while you are looking at the top of the mouthpiece; reed facing away from you. I bought an old version of a BG Tradition that was configured this way.

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

Post Edited (2019-04-28 08:33)

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 Re: unusable ligature
Author: Roxann 
Date:   2019-04-28 21:48

They look like they're made for an Eb!

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 Re: unusable ligature
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2019-04-28 22:01

Don't some German mouthpieces have a smaller circumference? Perhaps they could be intended for them? Or maybe they are just useless, untested junk.

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 Re: unusable ligature
Author: sonicbang 
Date:   2019-04-29 00:36

It was advertised as Bb lig. And it doesn't work upside down, and too bid for being an Eb lig at the same time. I guess this is just useless untested junk...

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 Re: unusable ligature
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-04-29 02:19

Hmmm....... the only reason I suggested "upside down" and screws facing the other direction is because it looks just like the final result I got from this old BG I bought second hand. I put in on the way one would normally put on an inverted ligature. Sure enough the top edge looked like your picture. I actually had to have the tech selling the ligature take it from me and flip it.......I thought he was nuts. Sure enough though it fit fine that way. I just have to turn the clarinet around to tighten (not good as a lefty!).

Sorry to hear that did not work for these........weird. I guess someone fabricated this metal object to look like a ligature without any idea how it was supposed to be used.

Too bad.

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

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