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 What make of ligature is this?
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-11-30 09:29

While cruising through YouTube, I came across Evan Christopher. When I looked at his clarinet, at first I thought he had a Chadash metal/grenadilla adjustable barrel. However, upon closer inspection, the metal portion was his ligature and is VERY wide. For best close ups, I suggest stopping at 3:24, 4:05, 4:31, and 7:32.


Any ideas as to what make and model his ligature is?

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: Djudy 
Date:   2019-11-30 13:31

And what about the rest of his rig, he's playing a full boehm isn't he? Any idea what maker?

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: ACCA 
Date:   2019-11-30 15:28

Can't see the lig, but it's an Albert system horn. look at the register key at 3.09 and LH pinky cluster at 3.11...

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2019-11-30 18:08

He plays a Selmer Improved model Albert System clarinet and he's using a old Selmer Magnitone ligature. Those ligatures show up for sale from time to time on the famous internet auction site. Selmer used to package the Magnitone in a pyramid shaped cardboard container. George Bundy received a patent on this ligature. For photos and more, google search The Selmer Magni-tone Ligature The Bassic Sax Blog. As this article shows, once in a while someone will sell one still mysteriously entombed in the original package. Christopher has played a very open "Model EC" mouthpiece made by Vytas Krass but I don't know which mouthpiece he's using in this clip.

Post Edited (2019-11-30 19:45)

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-11-30 18:25

What? No mention of his use of another reed to wipe the spittle between his reed and mouthpiece, OR his use of a Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm condenser?!!? I have to say, that mic was a good portion of the nice sound in this clip (along with good engineering).

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

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-11-30 23:58

seabreeze is right again! Here's a link to a large photo of the ligature:


More photos:


Paul, good catch on that microphone! At it's price tag, it had better be good!


Oh, and about his spittle wiping reed..., at 4:41 he walks back to what I believe is a snare drum, picks something up and at 4:47, he discreetly (MO) puts it to the reed on his mouthpiece. Great catch, Paul! I never would have suspected that!

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 Re: What make of ligature is this?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-12-01 00:43

I guess I was just being a bit of a noodge. There are a number of really decent mics from Neumann, Schoeps and Telefunken for a better woodwind sound reproduction BUT they (and associated interfaces and electronics) require far more knowledge and experience to use properly than would be practical for those of us spending all our time practicing!

I currently have one foot stuck in each discipline and I can say that when one requires attention, the other suffers mightily.

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

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