Aren’t they just silver plated brass.I found that it stretches out after a while. The fit is a bit better out of the box with the regular STM, but it works with the NY STM, and after a while will stretch to accommodate the wider circumference (silver is quite ductile).
This is a new NY STM Link. The stock lig is annoying with all its shifting around. I want a solid firm lig. Not looking to influence the tone, just want something that works better than stock.Not that it matters, but are you talking a vintage NY Link pr the modern USA “NY”?
You just described the 404 ligature.Rather than bending a fine ligature, I’d buy a new one for the mpc. Ligatures aren’t that expensive, i guess if you’d invest some money, you could get a lig, that works on every mpc and has no influence on the desired tone.