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Mouthpieces/Ligs claude lakey compass ligature .....

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

  1. ellinas

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

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    It works, but doesn't fit the smallest mouthpieces.
     
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  3. jazzdoh

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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.
     
  4. Pyrografix

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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:
     
  5. altissimo

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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
     
  10. Pyrografix

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    I got mine from Howarth's - comes with the 3 caps.
     
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  11. ellinas

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    Thank you all for your answers. I really appreciate it.
     
  12. Nick Wyver

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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
     
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    I thought the Dial part went on top of the Mpc not on the reed , if its on the reed I can see Milandro's point about damage
     
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    It's an alto Sakshama Studio G 90.

    It's the correct way round according to the Lakey website.
     
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    I am not familiar with the Sakshama so, don’t know if it is smaller, as big or bigger than my Brancher Tenor and the , used Ponzol M2 alto.
     
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    I use mine with the dial on the top and the wires crossing over the reed. I've just tried it on an alto Runyon metal piece and it holds the reed fine - doesn't look very elegant tho!

    It also fits my tenor onyxite PPT!
     
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    Ivan Undecided

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    Is it OK to voice the opinion:

    That thing is too ugly to use in public

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    It has a certain look about itself, I give you that! Despite that acquired taste, I like it, besides, they could sell a lot more of these if Lakey would make some sonic claims even just a little bit more outlandish than they do with “ Direct your energy through your reed! “ and ( this is really funny!): “ The Compass provides uniform pressure around your mouthpiece while enabling your reed to breathe freely, giving 30% more volume with less effort.”..........!

    MY reeds don’t breathe and how did they measure that it is 30% more volume ?


    Anyway, the really important question is: Does it give you any more “ Emotion”?
     
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    Apparently people use FL Ultimates in public and they're a lot uglier (and sillier looking).
     
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    Do you still get the 30% more volume?
     
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    it probably goes to 11
     
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    Of course - but only if I blow harder! Do you??

    Just checked out the website and Nick's way - with the dial on the reed - is correct (didn't come with any instructions - that's my excuse!), but my way negates chance of damage by the wires. And it works ok.
     

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