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M/Pieces - Ligs Abelet Ligature ??

altissimo

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well, they look nice, as do the similar ones from Parachos. Don't suppose they make a huge difference to your sound but they seem to be a lot more practical than those wooden 'napkin ring' ligatures that some companies make.
The video seems to be mainly about how to attach the pressure plates
 

milandro

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why not? They are very decorative and probably hold the reed against the mouthpiece correctly as most ligatures do
 

ProfJames

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I use an Olegature on my 875 and it appears to make me more consistent
 

milandro

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good for you! So,l I take you are not looking for another ligature then, you just like their looks, which, I agree, is most of the innovation offered by these Abelet.
 

ProfJames

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Absolutely but I also think that simpler is better and these look robust and easy to apply with one screw. I wonder if a tenor version would work with my PPT Onyxite?
 

curlybob

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I received one from Abelet 2 weeks ago to try out. It is by far the best ligature I've tried and I've tried/owned/sold Vandoren Optimum, M/O,Masters,Leather, Flexible all the BGs, all the Rovners, all the Francois Louis's, Marc Jean, Olegature, Winslow, Harrison and others I can't even remember over the last twenty years. I can't say one ligature is better for every player than another, but they're all different! What I like about this is it does seem to boost the lower notes and thicken up the upper register BUT has minimal changes to your tone - perfect for me! Most expensive ligatures like the F Louis and Marc Jean do the same kind of thing but always seem to "modernise" my sound a little. I use an old Selmer Soloist and this ligature maintains the vintage sound.
I've posted a quick video on youtube but don't expect to hear a massive difference in tone between the 2 ligs used. However, it certainly is more responsive and quicker when I play and boosts the lower and higher registers. It's very well made, the brass fittings are real quality. As with all equipment, it's a personal choice and what works for one player won't for another, but I'm totally sold on the Abelet - if you're in the market for a new lig, certainly worth trying.
 

curlybob

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By the way, the other ligature used was an old Selmer 2 screw, which up until now has given me the best results on my Soloist. Difficult to appreciate the difference, obviously, until you play/hear one in the flesh, but works for me!
 

trimmy

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Cheers for the feedback Bob, I'll check one out in a few weeks time.
 

ProfJames

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I received one from Abelet 2 weeks ago to try out. It is by far the best ligature I've tried and I've tried/owned/sold Vandoren Optimum, M/O,Masters,Leather, Flexible all the BGs, all the Rovners, all the Francois Louis's, Marc Jean, Olegature, Winslow, Harrison and others I can't even remember over the last twenty years. I can't say one ligature is better for every player than another, but they're all different! What I like about this is it does seem to boost the lower notes and thicken up the upper register BUT has minimal changes to your tone - perfect for me! Most expensive ligatures like the F Louis and Marc Jean do the same kind of thing but always seem to "modernise" my sound a little. I use an old Selmer Soloist and this ligature maintains the vintage sound.
I've posted a quick video on youtube but don't expect to hear a massive difference in tone between the 2 ligs used. However, it certainly is more responsive and quicker when I play and boosts the lower and higher registers. It's very well made, the brass fittings are real quality. As with all equipment, it's a personal choice and what works for one player won't for another, but I'm totally sold on the Abelet - if you're in the market for a new lig, certainly worth trying.
Are you Curly Woodwind shop? If so will you be stocking them? And at what price if you are going to resell?
 

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