Have you tightened the screws all the way it can go? Is it not far enough on the mouthpiece? Did it come with the sax?raf:) said:the ligiture i have on my new mouth piece is alittle loose and the reed moves around so im trying to find something that will hold the reed nicly
i have tightenned them all the way and it have put it on many diffrent postions on the mouth piece. i bought it sepretly from the sax and i tried some diffrent ligitures there but none of them seemed to fit right the mouthpiece is really thinbluesaxgirl said:Have you tightened the screws all the way it can go? Is it not far enough on the mouthpiece? Did it come with the sax?
Yes, these questions are nessacary.
The only thing I can think of if it didn't come with the sax is that its a ligature for a different size sax.
CountSpatula said:Try them out...though don't know what your exactly trying to accomplish. Ligatures are over-rated. As long as it holds the reed on the mouthpiece, good to go.
That is a good point but the reed is intensly loose i have heard that the Vandoren L07 Optimum is a good ligiture but is it worth the moneyJ.Max said:As long as they hold the reed on IN THE PROPER FASHION they are good to go...yes, I will debate this with anyone who wants to do so...A good ligature will not affect the sound so much as it affects the "feel" to the player. Now, since feel is subjective, we can debate about that, but personally, I like my ligs to have as little contact with the mouthpiece and vibrating portion of the reed as possible to not bind up the edges. It makes it feel more free blowing and with less resistance.
Leather ligs, like the Vandoren, are very much like Rovner Darks. The muffle the vibrations and will affect reed playability (and don't sound as good as a lig that "stays out of the way".)
That's because the Optimum (especially with the plate with the rails) and the FL are actually set up to work in a very similar manner, even if they don't look similar. Both use lateral pressure to hold the reed on, and both contact the reed at it's thickest point. The important thing is to not bind the sides of the reed heel.CountSpatula said:I use a Optimum on my RPC...just because I like the simple turn of one screw =) and it looks cool. Didn't play much different as the Francois-Louis ligature (which is just harder to set) and the two-screw it came with...just happened to have an Optimum laying around and I'm lazy...might as well go with one screw hehe. But for the money I have no clue...depends if you'd want to spend that much or not...