Good choice. I see no point in paying stupid prices for a ligature that doesn't work very well.So played safe and bought a good old faithful Selmer 2 screw brass lig and brass cap..
Yes that is a possibility Tom,But he sounds good enough for me using his outdated stuff!Congratulations on becoming "Enlightened"! Just think how many Vintage players of yesteryear would love to have had access to some of the excellent stuff that is now available.....................I bet Sonny Rollins would be playing a PPT rather than a Berg Larsen;}
I think that overall, a brass/metal lig will sound a bit brighter than a material one, I would think that binding a MP with heavy material would deaden (darken to be posh) the sound a bit? I would think that if you bound a MP in material like leather or man made material..I mean keep binding it so it was in a ball it would stop the whole mouthpiece itself from vibrating somewhat, but the single sheet of brass being hard and dense would become part of the whole mouthpiece and ring its sound out more? Just my opinion, I know there has been lots of research on this subject, but to me, I cant hear the difference I must admit,some can though.Can they hear whether a lig is gold plated? Like it is claimed by the manufacturers. Would be great for some blind tests?Good choice. I see no point in paying stupid prices for a ligature that doesn't work very well.
No ligature makes any difference to my sound that I can hear, I just use what fits well.