it's not. that's a screenshot of the video.The photo is probably mirrored.
His style of playing is not 100% my cup 'o tea either, but you can't deny his complete control of the horn and the expressiveness in his playing. You bring up a GREAT point, Guto.... Almost every video I've seen Bob play, he's playing on a different set up, yet sounds pretty damn much the EXACT same......great! Living proof that equipment is a smaller determining factor as to how we sound than what many of us think! Does it help us get "in the right direction"? Hell yeah, but it always boils down to the individual far more than the horn/mouthpiece/reed/neckstrap, etc., etc., blah blah blah...... ;-) Which reminds me that I need to get off this interwebs thing and practice!Not my cup of tea but I can hear where you’re coming from.
Funny, in searching for more details on this ligature I browsed his several videos on his website. On each video he’s playing he uses a different setup! Pretty much every mouthpiece and ligature discussed in SOTW is featured and none is a repeat of the one on this thread.