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So, what do you think the difference is between a lig that is gold or gold- plated and a lig that is silver or silver-plated. I mean, how do they sound different or feel different to you? I've already read all the threads about people not caring what lig they play, unfortunately I care, if you do too I'd love your feedback.

Thanks!
 

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I Vote For Silver!

I really like my silver lig. Well actually it's a vintage steel Florida STM lig with all the gold worn off. It's polished to a nice shiney silver. I really like it because it matches my Florida STM which also has the gold worn off and now has a nice shiney silver finish from the rhodium nickel underplating.

So I believe silver sounds better because it matches my mouthpiece and that makes me feel good. :)
 

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I like my silver lig, cheap one that came w/my sax best. I like it mainly because it matches my sax, but I've been using my Rovner lig because the cheap silver lig scratches my mouthpiece and one screw doesn't tighten far enough/stay tightened (cheap silver lig):(
 

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sure...



Do you even care about the design of the lig or only its color?

A goldplated piece o' garbage is still a piece 'o garbage.
 

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Well, I'm considering the simple response difference between silver and gold...if anybody perceives a difference regardless of design
 

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A gold ligature is yellower. This is absolute fact, you cannot debate me on this.
 

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Dark Gold vs. Yellow Gold

Martinman said:
A gold ligature is yellower. This is absolute fact, you cannot debate me on this.
I disagree. Spectral analysis indicates a more prominent shift to the red in comparison of silver verses dark gold ligatures.

And we all know dark (honey) gold ligatures play better than bright yellow gold ligatures. :D
 

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What the f***, now we will start arguing about the different colors of LIGATURES and how they affect sound?

This is just too much.

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Enviroguy said:
I disagree. Spectral analysis indicates a more prominent shift to the red in comparison of silver verses dark gold ligatures.

And we all know dark (honey) gold ligatures play better than bright yellow gold ligatures. :D
Dark gold is still yellow moron:D ;) You can take that spectral analysis and shove it:D
 

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I'm having trouble with upper register response, do you think a titanium lig would help? Maybe platinum?
 

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When Bob Harrison was getting into the lig business, we had a bunch of gold plated and silver plated ligs for the various clarinetists in the Florida area to try. The articulation was better on the gold and the silver was brighter sounding. This was the opinion of the majority of players and teachers (and myself). I don't know why but it worked.
 

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shotgun said:
I'm having trouble with upper register response, do you think a titanium lig would help? Maybe platinum?

Try Plutonium.
 

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can someone help me out?

the FL ultimate ligature.

which would be more sutiable for classical music? looking for the darkest sound possible. btw im playing on a reference 54 alto

gold silver or brass.

ps. any combinations you know with the plates, mouthpieces, or reeds would be helpful.
 

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dinosaurjones said:
can someone help me out?

the FL ultimate ligature.

which would be more sutiable for classical music? looking for the darkest sound possible. btw im playing on a reference 54 alto

gold silver or brass.

ps. any combinations you know with the plates, mouthpieces, or reeds would be helpful.
I don't really worry about ligatures much but I just wanted to say that your avatar picture is really freaking me out! :shock:
 

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Thanks for the laugh guys.. haha
plutonium ligatures? where could i try one? =]
 

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The lig is tightly connected to the mouthpiece, yes? And the mouthpiece is bigger, yes? So it's the colour of the mouthpiece that affects the sound most.

Except the mouthpiece is tightly connected to the player, yes? So the colour of the player is the most important factor.

Wasn't there a thread somewhere on racism in jazz?
 

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Wasn't there a thread somewhere on racism in jazz?
Most probably relating to white gold.;)
 
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