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I just bought a used YTS 23 with a Selmer S 80 mouthpiece. I bought a BG Revelation Jazz Saxophone Ligature; it comes in two sizes, and both were too small. The diameter was not large enough to fit over the mouthpiece. My question is, is the S 80 a mouthpiece of unusual size? How will I know which ligatures will fit? Thanks for the feedback.

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If you have an S-80, I've found that a rovner ligature works well with them. In my experience, an S-80 is classical, and usually has a larger chamber than some jazz pieces. Many metal jazz mouthpieces are narrower than an S-80. I'd get a rovner or something similar.
 

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The tenor versions of that ligature, both sizes are intended for metal mouthpieces, which are considerable smaller than your S80. If you wanted to use something similar, look at the Super Revelation (not Jazz). The S80 is a fairly standard size for tenor mouthpiece, most ligatures meant for hard rubber mouthpieces will work. My favorite is a Yamaha 2-screw, cheap and fits well.
 

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The Bonade inverted tenor ligature #2255UN. These are well made and work great.

Here's a link. And yes, this seller always uses the photo of a non-inverted lig. But one he is actually selling is inverted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bonade-Tenor-Sa...388?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c2e19a3c

PS: We've done this exact same thread before last year. And if you look at my answer, it's the same. Now there's consistency for you. :bluewink:

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?134178-good-ligature-for-a-selmer-s-80?s=
 
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