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usn694

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Hey gang hows everyone? I just bought a Berg duckbill 115/0. I got two questions about it: is there a big difference between the 115/0 and the 120/0? And has anyone encountered any issues with the Berg ligature? Mine doesn't fit with the reed on the piece.
 

aldevis

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Hey gang hows everyone?
Aim fine!

The 120 is a 120, the 115 is a 115. Thousands of an inch at the tip. In theory.
/0 should be quite bright and edgy.

With Bergs, only the original ligature works: quite hard to find a replacement (rovner?).
 

thomsax

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I used a BG FL ligature on my Larsen's but it was not the Duckbill model. Most of my Larsen's are from the 70's (blue box and stainless steel). A good ligature. I think the FL liguture is out of production.

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jonf

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With Bergs, only the original ligature works: quite hard to find a replacement (rovner?).
?????

I've had half a dozen bergs over the years and never had a problem finding a lig. I've usually used Rovners. If memory serves me right, when i had a metal Duckbill I used one intended for an ebonite alto.
 

aldevis

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?????

I've had half a dozen bergs over the years and never had a problem finding a lig. I've usually used Rovners. If memory serves me right, when i had a metal Duckbill I used one intended for an ebonite alto.
On my ebonite Bergs I went crazy trying to find a "regular" ligature (not rovners or bg). i think at some point I found an alto clarinet lig fitting well, but I cannot be sure. I still have issues on my soprano piece, where I use a flexitone or the original lig
 

Jules

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On my ebonite Bergs I went crazy trying to find a "regular" ligature (not rovners or bg). i think at some point I found an alto clarinet lig fitting well, but I cannot be sure. I still have issues on my soprano piece, where I use a flexitone or the original lig
I've found ebonite alto size Rovners work on my tenor ebonite Bergs... My Versa/ Eddie Daniels thingy does the job fine. Having said that- here at Sax.co we have had various problems down the ages with oddly sized Bergs and lig compatiblity......
 
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