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I'm curious to know your thoughts of this new ligature. I've heard nothing but good news about them and I am about to get a few in on backorder.
 

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They are a remake of the original Harrison lig, which was around forever. Lot's of people love them. I think there are several threads about this.......daryl
 

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I saw on the Japanese site that carries these that they have a Bari lig. However, I've been informed by Rico that they are not producing a Bari Sax lig yet. So, is the Japanese company making something different, or what?
 

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old Harrison ligature (for alto)

I don't know anything about the new one, but here is a picture of the old one I use. I'm not sure of its exact age, but I think I bought it (new) about 25-30 year ago.
 

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I agree, they are nice ligs!

I have one that came with a Vandoren sop mpc I have. Originally I thought it was just another cheapo lig(but a nice cheapo lig!)

I'd had it for about 3 months before I found the Harrison stamp on it by the screws
 

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I have both a soprano and tenor HR original Harrison ligature which worked well on my matching set of Lakey mouthpieces. I recently bought one of the Rico "H" ligatures for an alto HR mouthpiece. These are basically Harrison copies. This ligature scratched the top of my alto mouthpieces and I find myself constantly readjusting the reed. I think the Japanese reproductions are probably better options. Anyone know of a good online source to buy one?
 

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harmonizerNJ said:
I don't know anything about the new one, but here is a picture of the old one I use. I'm not sure of its exact age, but I think I bought it (new) about 25-30 year ago.
Nice mold culture on that reed. If you are looking for NOS, I know a music store that has one for Bari, but I didn't look to see if it is for metal or HR.
 

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Nice mold culture on that reed.
seriously, is that truly mold on my reed?

Not that this would stop me from playing it - that particular reed was one of those "ooh la la" LaVoz reeds that I saved for a gig.
 

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harmonizerNJ said:
seriously, is that truly mold on my reed?
Yup, that's mold. Dip the reed in some Hydrogen Peroxide for a minute, then rinse w/ warm water.

Rub down your reeds to dry them before putting them back in a case. I get mold growth sometimes if I don't wet them/play them for several days. Take them out every couple of days, even if you can't play them and are saving them.

-Dan
 

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Anyone interested yet in a new gold one for alto? Comes with cap. Brand new in box. $25
I have a couple items if you want to work out a trade for it. I have a selmer paris(came with seriessIII) tenor gold lig. I have a silver(came with a series III)Alto cap, I have a bonade ligature(silver/nickle).
 

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I've used an old harrison lig for YEARS on my clarinet. Really like the way it works, but then even the best lig is nothing more than another GAS toy. There are several types that will do the job quite well.
 

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I've played with a Harrison on my HR alto pieces I think forever. I can't remember having a lig that I've primarily used other than this one.

Every other lig I've tried just does not seem to let the reed vibrate as much, including the Optimum. On the downside, like someone else mentioned they have a tendency to scratch the top of your mpc, so all my pieces now have a small strip of mpc patch stuck on the top where the lig typically leaves a mark.
 

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Re: old Harrison ligature (for alto)

I don't know anything about the new one, but here is a picture of the old one I use. I'm not sure of its exact age, but I think I bought it (new) about 25-30 year ago.
Just use plasticover, its black coated already so you cant see the mold.lol
 
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