Forum Contributor 2017
Seeking advice as to suggestions for non-rovner ligature for an older version of a lazer trimmed Guardala II.
I look forward to trying all the different plates. However I did get the mouthpiece and am using a Selmer 402 I found locally and holy moly this is one free blowing mutha! Bthe extra reed plates(especially the full pack) is the way to go with these ligs... im done reading the endless posts on SOTW how material has no affect on tone...those of us who beleive it does are WAY in the minority here,but we will still beleive what we do....im sure of all the naysayers to solid silver,copper etc. etc. some percentage may at least acccept that the reed plate does affect the sound more... the wanne system is brilliant in that the reed plate is intended to float...that is not clamp the reed,but vibrate with it....this is of course,the beginning point for the sound,so it is VERY important......sterling silver gives me more core,presence...overall tone..........titanium,i had higher hopes for...is very nice,but a bit smoothed out on the edges(thats why i use it exclusively on soprano,...takes of some bite)......stainless steel,as well as the stock thin brass plate give a high amount of vibration,power..i would call the stainless steel my pop plate... and the heavy,thick stock plate is actually very very nice,it just lacks some of the higher overtones,or presence of the special metals.
Top 2 Sterling Silver, or Stainless Steel(if i want to cut a bit more)
stock- great,but i get MORE from those listed above
...next its a simple,yet solid design that is very easy to adjust,...and easy to work with your mouthpiece without getting thrown off every time you adjust the piece
the reed plates are standard for all saxes...so you can swap them out between your soprano,alto,tenor....bari?,im not sure about that one....
anyway that was a big suprise and bonus when i got my Gaia soprano..... and now i use that soprano lig with guardala and stm links too!!!
I am figuring that out as I have been using it. This DG and TW E is the best combination I have ever experienced.hey modman, the trick is not to tighten the screw too hard...its designed to be a floating system where the plate vibrates with the reed