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Has anyone had success finding a suitable replacement ligature for a Lelandais "Le Jaseur" alto mouthpiece? Something not in the Rovner style, perhaps?

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I had one of these mouthpieces once, and I used a hard rubber soprano ligature on it. The problem is finding a lig with the right taper (front to back) to fit the "LeJaseur". The lig I used had no name on it.

I'd suggest an inverted (screw on the top) single screw lig, because they minimize problems with finding the correct taper. Try a Brancher lig, or even a Dukoff Vibracom (alto?) lig.

Go to a local music store where you can actually try a ligature for size. Mail order on a ligature is an enormous hassle.

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I have one of these. When I get home I'll check and see how a Selmer 404 fits and try a couple of other ligs while I'm at it. If I have anything spare that fits, I'll let you know.
 

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Hey Turtle,
The 404 is close but no cigar. Saxtek was on the right track for a non-Rovner lig. I can't give this one up, but here are some pics that might help you track down a twin. It went on very nicely and it holds the reed just fine.
 

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Saintsday, thank you for posting these photos and testing the ligs. They certainly give me something to go on (I assume that it's a soprano lig in the photos).

"Le Jaseur" is a nice mouthpiece, but I'm beginning to tire of affixing the reed with a shoelace. (Clarinet ligs, not surprisingly, do not work.) Thanks also for confirming the inadequacy of the 404, which I had contemplated buying. Of course, if worse comes to worst, I might end up having to make an inquiry with Rovner....
 

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There was a Le Jaseur tenor recently sold on UK eBay which was apparently used with a Selmer 3 band slim lig (the lid sold separately) - the type for metal m/ps. It might be worth investigating.
 

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stitch said:
There was a Le Jaseur tenor recently sold on UK eBay which was apparently used with a Selmer 3 band slim lig (the lid sold separately) - the type for metal m/ps. It might be worth investigating.
That is what I tried, both vintage and modern, and it doesn't fit my Le Jaseur.
 

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I got a second one of these that came with a home made bicycle tire tube lig that works surprisingly well. It takes a very small tube, ala racing bike, but there is a great alternative. I am going to investigate this further and you can expect to see rubber MIRACLE LIGS offered here for riduculous prices with a whole lot of hype about how they will transform your tone AND show everyone how cool you are.
 

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That looks like an old Guy Hawkins lig...


You might try a Ligaphone. They fit just about anything...
 

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Hi Turtle,
I recently inherited a Le jaseur mouthpiece, along with a 1926 graslitz, and although it has a working ligature I'm not actually sure that it's the original ligature, i may be wrong, but I think the previous owner may have taken to It with a hammer to make it fit the Le jaseur. So maybe it's work buying a cheep ligature and 'sculpting' it to fit. Just an idea.
Apart for that I'd suggest a shoe lace ligature.

Also, if someone could give me a rough price for a Le jaseur. Just for interest sake.
 
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