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Ok, it may not be better, but it's different none the less...

Teflon Tape!

Yes, the roll of plumber's tape we keep in our cases to wrap around the neck cork so our mouthpieces fit also makes a fine ligature...very much like string.

Pitch is easy to bend (a good half step or more), notes pop, responsive and resonant, etc...I know it isn't something that can be reused, nor is it the best thing to use in the first place, but it was something to try.

Go ahead, take a roll, wrap your reed onto your mouthpiece with a few turns of the roll, and try it. Let me know what you think...i'm curious what other's impressions of it are.
 

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OK saxandstrings86, you and I were probably separated at birth. See post #15 on the thread called "true story."
 

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What's Better Than a String Ligature?

A spaghetti ligature! Cook al dente. Place an old reed on the mouthpiece and wrap the reed and mouthpiece with wax paper. Wrap a strand of spaghetti around to hold the reed firmly in place. Allow the spaghetti to dry for a day or so. Remove it from the mouthpiece and remove the wax paper. Voila! Spaghetti-lig.
 

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A string bikini what else? :twisted:
 

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You beat me and Martysax to it gary~!;)
 

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Randall said:
You beat me and Martysax to it gary~!;)
...being the commonsewers of the finer things in life, we. :D
 

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I'm quite happy with a section of racing bike tire tube that came with a mouthpiece I bought here. Works a lot like the famous broccolig but in black and a better quality rubber. I sold the string lig I tried.
 

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OK saxandstrings86, you and I were probably separated at birth. See post #15 on the thread called "true story."

A teflon mouthpiece would be interesting...

...but would a teflon lig on a teflon mouthpiece create a paradox?
 

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saxandstrings86 said:
A teflon mouthpiece would be interesting...

...but would a teflon lig on a teflon mouthpiece create a paradox?
It would create a singularity. Your notes would slide beyond the event horizon.
 

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You miss the obvious....your mouth would slide off too....:D
 

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I've been using 2 hair rubber bands lately on soprano, works much better than my Rovner or my Bonnade.
 

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I have a chunk of bicycle tire inner tube that works great on a Lelandais mpc.
I got it that way.
 

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There was a girl in my middle school band who used a scruntchie (hair tie thingy).
 

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A small squid cut in cross sections makes a variety of ligatures that fit (from tail end upwards) a sopranino through to tenor. For baritone and bass a teenage squid is best.
 

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A small squid cut in cross sections makes a variety of ligatures that fit (from tail end upwards) a sopranino through to tenor. For baritone and bass a teenage squid is best.

Interesting. Have you tried octopus?
 
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