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 Re: deQuelery hard rubber ligature
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-09-17 03:46

I received the deQuelery today and have some observations:


When anyone says "hard rubber" to a clarinet player it is asking to be confused with "vulcanized rubber," which this is not. It is hard to describe if one is to think "rubber" at all. To me this is more akin to a softer (less brittle) plastic. It is smooth to the touch (no "dragginess," friction or some such tactile experience).


The design is clearly meant more for cane in that there are longitudinal "bumps" meant to hold the outer edges of a cane reed while a smaller longitudinal bump down the center is meant to snug down the spine of the reed. With Legere European cut reeds, only the side rails touch the reed......and it's not easy to get that to work without the reed (or ligature) flopping off center to one side or the other.


Another problem for me is that the ligature is better suited to a "thicker" mouthpiece (mine is unusually skinny). This makes it difficult to assess what this ligature would be like for the average user. But for me and as far as use with Legere reeds (which are very thin), I would have to say that the ligature is far from ideal The original poster may have had a good experience regarding having a ligature that doesn't strangle the reed (almost impossible to over tighten due to the overall flexibility of the material).


Though it is possible that the deQuelery works well with cane, I cannot recommend it for use with Legeres at all.




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



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