I disagree that a ligature won't change your sound a lot. I find it really does especially if you experiment with different amounts of tightening on the screws. One thing is for sure though only practice will make you better. I wouldn't worry about ligature too much and would advise not to spend much unless you have money to burn on it. The thing about changing your sound is that a change isn't always better or worst. Sometimes what you like this year may not be the sound your going for later on in life or vice versa however you look at it.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.