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Back when I had more dollars than sense I bought one (GAS). At the time I did not notice much improvement in tone. HOWEVER, due to Covid I have been woodshedding a lot and as a result I am gaining some improvement in many areas. Back to Silverstein: I recently took it out of the drawer and used it on my Theo Wanne DATTA 9 which has been my go to for around a year. (I was using the RICO H ligature knockoff prior). I noticed a marked improvement in the clarity of the tone. I was quite surprised so I put the RICO back on and the difference was noticable to me throughout the range including up to altissimo C-4. My horn is a series IV King Silversonic (400xxx) and I am playing a Fibracell 2 1/2. Of course as always YMMV, but this was my experience.
 

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Hi Jim D
I do have two of those Silverstein Ligatures.
One CRY04 Gold Brass for my tenor HR mpcs.
Also one for Silver one for my soprano HR mpcs,the soprano one only has one plate on each sides,compare to the CRYO4 that has two plates on each sides to adjust on the center sides on the mpcs. Not much difference between them,if you ask me.
I like them on both,but certainly will not make you fall off your chair,if you know what i mean.
My favorite ligature for my tenor HR Links is an old silver Selmer two screws one,that i use every day.
Simple and they work great!!!
On soprano,the very same,i just prefer an older bare brass Selmer two screws one,i ve got a few of those,simple and they work really good for me anyways.
Those Silverstein do work,but they are also very fussy to stay put on your mpcs at the right place!!!
That ,,i really don t like,,that is a downside.
Best of luck into purchasing one.
PS a guy on Facebook has a soprano one for sale ,like mind ,i think for 50 bucks,now that s a steal.
All the best
Saxobari
 

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Most people I play with wouldn’t notice.
 
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