Hi all, I just need to get a nice lig to complete my set up, it is for a hard rubber mp. I want a metal lig, preferable with one screw, just wondered about the Francois Louis range etc, can anybody recommend it (or a better one)
Trying a 'Vandoren Optimum' lig. out today ....awaiting post..... while listening to 'memories of tomorrow'-kieth Jarrett
Let us know what you think.
The three different plates are an interesting idea but I am pretty sceptical about whether they give genuine and repeatable differences to the sound - or differences that are greater than just removing and replacing the same lig in a slightly different position, slightly tighter or looser.
I have both the FL Basic Lig and the FL Pure Brass Lig on Alto, both of which are superb. My favourite Ligature is the Marc Jean Ligature, however, which is custom made in Canada by Marc himself and has the best sound by some distance. It costs about £46 imported from Canada and is designed to fit to your particular mouthpiece size. I use them on Soprano and Tenor too. Exceptional product.
Glad you like your Vandoren Optimum. I used to have one on my Vandoren V16 T77 metal mouthpiece but did not rate the mouthpiece so sold them on. Prefer my current set up.
It is the fella's own version, he makes different parts for saxes and mouthpieces, he also makes thumb plates and key guards and anything really. I just been in Poland for a long while and the sax tech i use there told me about it.
For 30 quid I wouldn't worry, only thing is he only seems to do two sizes, one for hr alto and one for hr tenor, I would imagine the hr alto would still be to big for a metal tenor piece, great find though....I would have thought that the Francois Louis ligs would be copyrighted?