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Im new to the bari sax and my jazz band instructor gave me a brand new Berg Larsen ebonite medium closed mpc. I normally use ZZ vandoren size 3.5 but i really like using rico jazz select (file cut) reeds size 3M on my new mpc. I am using the stock ligature as of now and am wondering what would be a good ligature/reed setup for my mpc?

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o yea...im new to bari sax but I've been playing clarinet and alto sax for almost 4 years.
 

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I play a Berg. I use Rico Reeds with a Winslow Lig. I recommend the Winslow if you can find one. However what you are using is probably as good as you can get without the Winslow. I do not like the fabric ligs since they dampen the sound. I do not know if the Vandoren Optimum Lig would work or if Vandoren makes one for bari.

If you are happy with your set up and it is working for you, DO NOT change!

Have fun. Sounds to me like you have a pretty good set up right now.
 

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Thank you vert much. I am somewhat pleased with my set up but I feel like im not getting the greatest sound. I just want to try out some other setups with the same mpc before i decide what i like best.
 

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I've been looking and I really like the Oleg. Any feedback on the ligature and anything on what its sounds like especially on a Berg mpc?
 

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I use a SS Berg (@1962) as my #2 tenor piece (RPC is #1 now, but the Berg was #1 for a long time). I used and use a Winslow on it, and it works beautifully.
 

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I recently switched to a Bonade HR tenor lig on my HR Berg bari MP. It is working great so far. You might want to try one of these (regular or inverted).
They are an inexpensive and high quality lig.
 

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sonnyseals said:
I recently switched to a Bonade HR tenor lig on my HR Berg bari MP. It is working great so far. You might want to try one of these (regular or inverted).
They are an inexpensive and high quality lig.
I agree that Bonades work very well also.
 

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I've been using a metal (SS) Berg on my bari for a while now with a Rovner lig. I can't honestly say that I hear a consistent difference between the stock lig and the Rovner, but the Rovner is definitely more reed friendly (I've had some chirping problems with the stock lig).
A new lig probably won't change your sound that much (assuming that the stock lig isn't somehow defective). Try putting more of the mouthpiece in your mouth and concentrate on keeping your throat open. It will feel strange at first, but probably will have a greater effect than a lig change.
 

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ThreeSaxes said:
I've been using a metal (SS) Berg on my bari for a while now with a Rovner lig. I can't honestly say that I hear a consistent difference between the stock lig and the Rovner, but the Rovner is definitely more reed friendly (I've had some chirping problems with the stock lig).
A new lig probably won't change your sound that much (assuming that the stock lig isn't somehow defective). Try putting more of the mouthpiece in your mouth and concentrate on keeping your throat open. It will feel strange at first, but probably will have a greater effect than a lig change.
Thanks I'll try that. I do tend to use very little mouthpiece.
 

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Ive used bergs for a long time on and off, my favorite was with Rovner Light ligs.
 

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Dr_Sax the lig you mention, is it the standard (leather/fabric) version or revelation (metal lig) you have? I was wondering if the revelation lig will fit my Berg bari piece?
 

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Funkdude said:
Dr_Sax the lig you mention, is it the standard (leather/fabric) version or revelation (metal lig) you have? I was wondering if the revelation lig will fit my Berg bari piece?
It´s the metal jazz lig.
 
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