No the alto HR (selmer in this case) ligature is way too big for the 9 NY and up.
The body is just a bit bigger on the larger tips and since the 404 can only stretch so much it comes in a little small unless you don't mind the 404 lig hanging over the vamp of the reed.
Honestly the only affordable lig that I've found that works is the Rovner light and the EVO-3ML turned with the bars up on top and not on the reed. If you want the EVO bars on the reed or should I say on the bottom since the bars don't actually touch the reed you'll have to get the EVO-NY.
I use the stock lig on my NY 9* and it works well. I also use a "Varilig" which is no longer being made, but may still be available. This is a 2 screw fabic lig. For my 8* STM I use the Selmer 404, but it is too small for the NY. See this thread for some ideas
Some people in the 2 other threads from Gary (thanks!) say that the bottom screw on the 404 doesn't fit quite right, but it sounds like everyone on this thread is using it fine. Hmmm. I am using a 7*, so it seems like I would be okay.
These were a few other possibilities I was considering and may try out via mail.
Anyone here use one of those or something similar on their Link?
I am still get used to my new horn, but I really like the New York piece. The stock ligature seems okay, but thought maybe I'd see what else is out there. I may go with a Rovner, or at least try one out. I don't really like the ergonomics of the stock ligature, as it is somewhat of a pain to adjust and setup. But it seems to play fine.
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