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Squawky

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Hello, all!

I purchased a Pomarico Crystal (size 3, around a Selmer D) tenor sax mouthpiece from WWBW for classical music and concert band (read it works great with a Super 20, and I agree!), and I have been madly searching for a ligature that properly fits it.

Ligatures I have tried that don't work:
  • Francois Louis Ultimate XLAB (Xtra Large Alto, too small)
  • Francois Louis Ultimate STB (Small Tenor, too small)
  • Francois Louis Ultimate LTB (Large Tenor, too small)
  • Francois Louis Ultimate XLTB (Xtra Large Tenor, too large)
  • Rovner L6 (Light HR Alto, too small)
  • Yamaha YAC-1611 (Comes with Yamaha 4C Tenor piece, too large, it sat too far back on the mouthpiece. Also, this is borrowed for now, so I won't have it for much longer)
  • Rico H-Ligature (HR Tenor, too large)

I have come to a potential conclusion that this mouthpiece fits neither a regular alto nor a regular tenor ligature, but rather an in-between size that doesn't exist... Has anybody used a Pomarico Crystal mouthpiece, and if so, what ligature(s) do you use/recommend? I have an audition on the 28th of November that I want to use this piece for. All suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks!
 

milandro

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I have had several crystal mouthpieces (Pomarico and another brand that probably was made by Pomarico too) for both tenor and alto.

I could use alto ligatures on tenor , the altos were not much smaller than the tenors if I remember well. I cannot remember , exactly, which ligature did fit the Pomarico , but I am sure it was something rather ordinary.
 

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Squawky

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I ended up buying a BG Super Revelation in Alto Clarinet size, which the company said would work. I should get it in 5-8 business days, so we'll see how it works! I may go and get one of those Flexitones too; it looks intriguing.
 
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