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Time after time, the selmer two-screw ligature is recommended and praised as a simple, reliable and good-sounding lig...

BUT is it actually better than say the two screw that comes with the Ottolink HR or other similar two-screwed ligs?

thanks for any input,
Laurence
 

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In my opinion, yes, usually.
 

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I love 'em. Brass on HR alto pieces,incl. Morgan.
404 silver on STM tenor
Trying to get one for HR sop pieces.
Quality,long lasting,durable,classic
The only plus for China ones is price but the screws wear out quickly.
You get what you pay for.
 

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I love 'em. Brass on HR alto pieces,incl. Morgan.
404 silver on STM tenor
Trying to get one for HR sop pieces.
Quality,long lasting,durable,classic
The only plus for China ones is price but the screws wear out quickly.
You get what you pay for.

The metal and machining sucks too, at least on my Chinese Selmer lig knockoff.
 

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Yes the selmer ligs are crafted with more attention to detail and they typically have a better fit. Will they make you sound better, no.

That said I use the metal on soprano, alto and tenor. They get the job done and last forever.
 

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I agree - the Selmer two-screw metal ligs are the best for me. I have many ligatures (Rovners of various styles; metal two-screw Yanagisawas, metal Bondades; Vandoren Optimum; etc.) and always go back to the Selmer ligs. DAVE
 

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This is not a disagreement with the above, but I've had a 404 on my Tenney Link and was just never 100% satisfied with the Link, Doc Tenney's inscription, notwithstanding. Then I got an older Link lig. and it has freed the sound up noticeably. It makes a real difference; in this particular case, much better.
 

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I've never really noticed a difference on any lig, but I like the Selmer Ligs well enough.
 

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I never liked Link ligatures- the OLD ones may well be better. I use Rovner and Oleg ligs - but a few friends use the Selmer ligatures. Good luck.
 

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The old Link ligs are much better than the new ones, IMO.
 

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The Selmer ligs are just a well-executed example of a simple, effective design. I'm thinking of ordering one for my clarinet and bass clarinet, to replace the Bonades I just replaced my EDII with. The Bonades are cutting up my reeds. I haven't really figured out if this matters.
 

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The Selmer ligs are just a well-executed example of a simple, effective design. I'm thinking of ordering one for my clarinet and bass clarinet, to replace the Bonades I just replaced my EDII with. The Bonades are cutting up my reeds. I haven't really figured out if this matters.
They shouldn't be cutting your reeds. The rails will dent your reeds if put on too tight. I used to use the indentations to put the reeds on the same place consistently, then gave up, as reeds change day to day.

I'm using the same Bonnade (that I bought in 1976) on my alto that I used with my C*, Meyer 5M, Florida link, Barone, and presently RPC 90R.
 

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does 401 fit alto guardalas?

We all agree this:
Selmer Tenor 404 2-screw lig = otto link metal tenor
Selmer Alto 402 2-screw lig = guardala metal tenor

But what about this:
Selmer Soprano 401 2-screw lig = guardala metal alto??
 
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