Agreed. I have switched from Rovner ligatures to Vandoren Optimum, because I did not like the harmonic robbing characteristic of the Rovner.awholley said:A Rovner dark will have a greater effect in the direction you want to go than anything else out there.
No one really should have to do this unless they are swithching mouthpiece facings drastically. I have three ligatures that I own each one helps produce a different sound. I have a rovner dark (the original ones that were released back in the late 80's and early 90's) yes, there is a difference. I have an Olegature and a Selmer metal ligature non-inverted. Out of the three I use the Selmer for all of my classical playing. It is the only ligature that I have found that will give me all of the colors in the harmonic spectrum that I need. I'm talking slight little differences that takes years to develop the concept of what that would even sound like. You live in texas and are 18 I teach, perform and clinic all around Texas, I know that most students your age haven't even begun work on harmonics much less understand what they full harmonic spectrum on each note is, trust me a Ligature can drastically change your sound. In no way am I trying to belittle you, I just know how the music education system in Texas works.CountSpatula said:You'd have a better chance changing your sound by changing reeds.