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I'd like to get another Berg for it, but I'm not sure if the "Tenor Duckbill, Bullet or Vintage S/Steel" option on the Berg site will actually fit. Seems like it will, but $40 (shipping, etc) is a bit much to risk. Any suggestions?
 

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"Non-cloth" lig? Does anyone make a ligature out of cloth?! I've heard of using thread or a rubber band, but never cloth...just curious.
 

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"Non-cloth" lig? Does anyone make a ligature out of cloth?! I've heard of using thread or a rubber band, but never cloth...just curious.
He's probably referring to a Rover-type ligature like the Rovner DARK.
 

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He's probably referring to a Rover-type ligature like the Rovner DARK.
Yeah, that occurred to me after I posted. The Rovner 'Versa' has a metal plate to hold the reed, though. It's a very good lig that will fit a variety of mpcs, so I wouldn't discount it.
 

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He's probably referring to a Rover-type ligature like the Rovner DARK.
Correct.

It's funny, after reading you guys' replies, I realized that I doubt I know what "cloth" really is. Just like I didn't know that there was a diff between a sofa and a couch. For all I know, "cloth" might be an actual 'thing' rather than a generic 'thing' in the way that I throw it around. :)
 

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Possibly a Yanigasawa lig (metal tenor) or a Selmer 402. The Berg 'fat body' drop off baffle pieces are larger in diameter than the 'bullet chamber' ones-so either of the fore mentioned should fit. I've found metal Bergs respond better with a metal lig but, that is entirely subjective -as are most things to do with saxophony!
 

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It's funny, after reading you guys' replies, I realized that I doubt I know what "cloth" really is. Just like I didn't know that there was a diff between a sofa and a couch. For all I know, "cloth" might be an actual 'thing' rather than a generic 'thing' in the way that I throw it around. :)
Here you go. Cloth: Woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fiber.

I guess under that definition a Rovner lig could be called 'cloth', in that it appears to be woven, but it's a rubberized fabric of some sort, not very similar to wool or cotton.

Anyway, regardless of what you call it, not all Rovners are the same. As I said, the Versa has a metal plate and does as good a job as any other lig that fits properly on a mpc. I only mention it because seems to fit a wider variety of mpcs than most other ligs, probably because the flexible portion is flexible enough to conform to various shapes. So if you're having trouble finding a lig to fit on a given mpc, the Rovner is a good option to try. And the metal plate on a Versa holds the reed very firmly to the mpc table, which is what a lig is meant to do.

But I have seen two-screw metal ligs on Bergs, so no doubt you can find one to fit that would do the job.
 
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