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What ligature is recommended for an Otto Link New York tenor mouthpiece, i.e. instead of the one it ships with?

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jeremysaxman said:
Thanks! (Sorry for the spam.)


Yours isn't Spam. No problem. If you have any questions that aren't answered please ask again. Most of us, BTW, use the Selmer lig.
 

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Except if the NY is a 9, 9*,10 or bigger. Anything smaller than a 9 the 404 is the way to go.

The body of the NY and STM is quite a bit bigger for the larger tips. I use a rovner for the big ones. I prefer the EVO or light lig.

Neither the 404 or the Rovners will slip.
 

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Is is possible to use an alto hard rubber mouthpiece lig for the 9 or bigger?
 

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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.
 

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A little thin cork on the top underside of the stock lig helps hold it steadier. I still don't like the piece that fits to the reed. A Rovner or similar may be the best way to go.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Is this the Selmer 404? I can't find an exact listing for it on WWBW.

http://www.wwbw.com/Selmer-Paris-Ligatures-and-Caps-for-Metal-Sax-Mouthpieces-i80539.music

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.

Rovner Dark

http://www.wwbw.com/Product/Product.aspx?sku=114757

Rovner Mark III

http://www.wwbw.com/Rovner-Mark-III-Ligatures-i34504.music

BG Standard Jazz

http://www.wwbw.com/Product/Product.aspx?sku=147520

BG Metal Jazz

http://www.wwbw.com/Product/Product.aspx?sku=80411

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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