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M/Pieces - Ligs claude lakey compass ligature .....

Discussion in 'Saxophones & Accessories' started by ellinas, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. ellinas

    ellinas Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried these ligatures?
    Their design is awkward. But could they work?
     
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  3. Nick Wyver

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    It works, but doesn't fit the smallest mouthpieces.
     
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    jazzdoh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nick i had thought about one of these just to keep in my case as a backup as Claude Lakey says it fits all mouthpieces,but it clearly doesn't.
     
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    I've got one which I carry as a backup in my music bits bag. It seems to fit all of my mouthpieces (from Runyon smoothbore on bari to Vandoren V16 on soprano). Its quite bulky on the sop as you'd imagine, but it does the job. Having said that, an elastic band free from the postie also does the job and saves you £25!

    Interestingly, (or not to non-horse owners!), the universal fastening is based on a design, and made by the same company, used on boots for horses which don't have conventional horse shoes fitted.:manicure:
     
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    I'll have to get one of these Lakey ligs, £25 is a lot cheaper than buying an assortment of different sized Rovners and it looks like the Lakey is a lot less fiddly than the Rovners I've got.
    Why can't mouthpiece manufacturers standardise the circumference of their products? Annoying your customers by producing a non standard sized product isn't a good way of ensuring customer satisfaction
     
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    you mean the same mouthpiece makers producing non standardized shaft sizes (and actually different between severa production years) going on non standardized neck pipes?

    there is no standard for anything in the saxophone world and, thank G-d, most probably there would never be
     
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    Anyone know where these can be purchased in the UK , any comments on use with otto link ebonite for alto would be appreciated cheers
     
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    Cheers for that will check out Howarth's
     
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    I got mine from Howarth's - comes with the 3 caps.
     
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  12. ellinas

    ellinas Senior Member

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    Thank you all for your answers. I really appreciate it.
     
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    It'll fit an ebonite alto Link. Mine lives on a Rousseau alto.
     
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    has anyone tried them on metal tenor and alto mouthpieces? Because of their slim profile, despite the adaptability maybe they won’t work
     
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    I wouldn't use it on metal alto and tenor mouthpieces because I can't tighten it up enough to stop it and the reed from moving.
     
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    interesting, Lakey makes also metal pieces and one would have thought they had made these for those too. Thanks!
     
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    I`m wondering if it will fit the PPT Onyxite ...... or at least point to the Ligature you want the most - LOL
     
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    Hmm, might have to try one of these,
     
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    if you look at the Lakey website, you'll find that their metal mouthpieces now come supplied with the Compass lig - http://www.claudelakey.com/products/apollo-brass-tenor
     
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    The problem (as I see it) with skinny mouthpieces is this:
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    There is not enough contact with the mouthpiece to ensure that it doesn't slip.
     
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    and which is the brand of your skinny mouthpiece? (I suppose it is an alto sax right?).

    Also, I would be ever so slightly concerned of the wire scratching mouthpieces