Can anyone who's used this mouthpiece offer any recommendations for suitable ligatures for this make and model. Any help would be appreciated as Ed seems unavailable at present.
Hi RhysI use a Vandoren Optimum on mine and it works well.
I have experienced that with Optimum ligs on some mouthpieces, particularly on baritone, but not on my Pillinger tenor pieces.Hi Rhys
With all respect Rhys...the Optimum is a very poor fit. when you look at the clamping bars you will see that they pull in ...in a very uneven way. So what happens is, the plate is forced down at one end. The Pillinger has a very different taper to the Vandoren M.P's
It will work, but not Nr as well as one that fits.
Hi RhysI've checked back and I bought this Pillinger piece from Ed in 2004. It's actually the NYT40 model, which doesn't appear on his website. His emails to me say that the NYT is "a basic, standard New York Style ( deep scooped out chamber) of the kind of design popular in the late 1950s." The NYT40 is "closely modelled on a slant signature Link from the 1940s. It's not much different from the NYT but probably does produce a slightly bigger, fatter and richer tone in my opinion." Maybe that means that the NYT and NYT40 have different external shapes.