sod9728 said:Personally, I'm perfectly happy with my stock metal ligature that came with the C*.
A ligature, honestly, isn't going to change your sound much. And if I ever do buy one, I'd go for the Vandoren Optimum.
But it can make playing quite a lot more comfortable when it allows the reed better to vibrate the right way. A bad ligature can mess up your playing more than you think.BryanQ. said:A ligature, honestly, isn't going to change your sound much.
found it (check blind poll, part #2). It confirms what I thought already : ligature can make a difference for the attack and the overall playability. Soundwise there is not that much difference. Not more than between two reeds of the same brand and strength to my ears at least.Nefertiti said:I have a blind test on my website where you can see if you hear a difference in the ligatures I used. I actually could hear a difference in some of the clips.