Was not happy with the only metal lig I had that fit my new CE Winds Legend 1 tenor mp. Went to local store and wound up with a Rovner Dark. Greatly improved intonation, response, tone and control in the altissimo. This was in the recommended screw on top position. For kicks, I tried it with screw on bottom, bars on reed and the tone cut more, with no noticeable difference in anything else. Not willing to spend a relative fortune for a ligature. Does this position distort the reed. Any thoughts.