Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2012
Is there (or was there) a ligature that allowed the reed position to be adjusted in/out without opening the main screws?
bandmommy, I think I heard that rumour going around somewhere. It's just a rumour, but who knows, maybe there's some truth in it...Anyway, after putting a reed on about a million times you know where it has to go and no further adjustments are needed.
At least that's the rumour I've heard...
By far the most important innovation for ligatures happened a long, long time ago. Whenever it was someone figured out a design that would hold the reed on firmly, using a couple of screws to tighten and loosen the lig. Everything done to ligs since then is pretty irrelevant, and certainly not innovative or necessary (except to get sax players to pay more $$$ for them).what "innovations" have already been done with ligatures?.