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Has anyone played on these new pieces? How is the tone quality they give you and what are the advantages and disadvantages of them? Are there any better ligatures available?
 

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Tone quality is not going to change significantly from ligature to ligature unless the material is different (metal vs fabric), and in that regard the difference is slight.

With ligatures, you're looking mostly for quality of response and clarity of articulation. I've never been impressed with anything Francois Louis has made available, and that's just an opinion.

I always highly recommend the metal ligatures Charles Bay gold-plate, Robert Scott, and BG Tradition. Give these a try if you're in the market.

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I also like the BG's better, it's just a matter of choice. Just try them out, see what suits best for you
 

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Most of the people I know either use BGs or Selmer 2 screw ligs for classical. The FL seem to be more of a jazz thing.
 

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ste1390 said:
Rovner all the way!!
As long as it's not Rovner dark...

I'm actually intrigued by FLs "Basic" model. It seems like it would solve some of the most common problems with the others that he makes since it's all one piece. His designs are solid, but the implementation hasn't been the best. Then again, I'm not parting with my Bay Quintessence anytime soon. It might be one of the best designs ever...
 
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