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TomMapfumo

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I've just ordered one of the new Selmer One Screw Ligatures for Alto HR mouthpieces... Has anyone tried one yet? I'd be interested to hear what you thought. In the meantime I will write a brief review when mine has come and I've tried it for a few days.

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Nick Wyver

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Stop Press! Ligature holds reed on!

Sorry Tom - couldn't resist - too much beer at gig.
 

TomMapfumo

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Thus Spake WyverThruster...................................................................:w00t:;}
 

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I wonder if it would be a good fit for a PPT8 mouthpiece. I am going to be in UK for Xmas and January, and will pick up a PPT8 I got my sister to order, so thinking of gettinmg a ligature to fit while I am there.
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi Rikki!

The Selmer ligs are £20 - available at several places, including sax.co.uk, Dawkes & Howarth. Apparently Rovner are developing a larger ligature especially for Nick Wyver, (The Eddie Stobart XLV) which will be able to hold a La Voz reed pack right across his lower face....................

Sorry Nick - there's me sober as a judge again........:w00t:;}

T:cool:
 
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TomMapfumo

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Have a lovely day! Just off to practice my trumpet........

Kind regards
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TomMapfumo

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The new ligature arrived today, and initial impressions are very good - it has a lively and responsive sound and is so much easier to apply than the old 2 screw version, though I also like that very much. I bought the alto ebonite version and it is a very comfortable fit, and it projects more than the other ligatures I use (Francois Louis Basic, Rico H, Rovner EVO-5). It sounds very different to the FL Basic and does not quite have quite the tonal range, but I like it a lot!

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

TomMapfumo

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Thus...............................................!;}
 

TomMapfumo

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Come on over here if you think you're tone deaf enough...........................:w00t:;}
 

TomMapfumo

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Thus didn't spake..................................................;}


Surely there must be other threads that you could use your pragmatic negativity on - shall I present one about the relative benefits of soaking reeds in malt whisky, as distinct from blended versions (I swear by Lagavullin myself and its implicit iodine edge........);}

Lots of love
Tom:cool:

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jonf

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I'm a Macallan 18 year old user myself, but it's me rather than the reeds that get soaked....
 

Nick Wyver

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shall I present one about the relative benefits of soaking reeds in malt whisky, as distinct from blended versions (I swear by Lagavullin myself and its implicit iodine edge........);}

I see you prefer the darker sound given by peaty liquor. I'll stick with the clear brightness of Russian vodka.
 

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Hi Rikki, I shall be in Sydney sometime in February (for four or five weeks visiting the family). Let me know when and where you're playing, I'd like to meet up!
My wife (Carole) thinks I waste far to much time on the Forum. But all of a sudden, there's someone from Oz and it's "aren't you going to look at that sax thing you get all that information from".
 

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Having installed a new miniature lathe, test were carried out until competence was reached in thread cutting. Ligature screws were an obvious starting point.

I can hear a distinct and measurable change between metric, Whitworth, BSF and BA threads as well as a very notable change according to the metal and the finish used.

These premium, patented audio screws will be on sale soon but only to exotic saxophone fanciers.
 

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I hope you have statistical process controll in your workshop!
 

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