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Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures 

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The Ultimate Ligature Alto Saxophone ligature allows the reed to resonate freely without dampening the natural vibration of the mouthpiece. It genera...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Ultimate Ligature Alto Saxophone ligature allows the reed to resonate freely without dampening the natural vibration of the mouthpiece. It generates a range of sympathetic vibrations that will enhance the players sound.

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Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures

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    Select The Proper ULTIMATE Ligature
    XLSB
    Fits regular hard rubber soprano sax mouthpieces like Selmer, Meyer, Vandoren and Otto Link.

    XLAB
    Fits regular hard rubber alto sax pieces like Selmer, Meyer, Vandoren and Link as well as small rubber tenor pieces like Berg Larsen.

    XLTB
    Fits regular hard rubber tenor pieces like Selmer, Vandoren, Meyer and Link.

    SAB
    Fits metal alto pieces like Link, Dukoff, Berg Larsen, Ponzol, and Guardala as well as small metal tenor pieces like Dukoff and Guardala.

    STB
    Fits metal tenor pieces like Link and Ponzol.
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Ultimate LigatureFrancois Louis Saxophone Ligatures
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Who knew a ligature could make such a difference

By BritJazzSax

from West Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

      Paired this with a Berg Larsen metal mouthpiece, Vandoren V12 reeds & Selmer Tenor horn. The science behind this lig. ACTUALLY is real! Gorgeous bright yet smooth tones across all registers; alttissimos a breeze. I NOW have the quality mix of bright and warm smooth jazz tones I've been looking for (contradiction? yeah, but listen to Euge Groove & you'll know what I mean).This ligature has made a MASSIVE improvement in terms of the quality of the sound I can reproduce & my audience loves it; THAT'S what counts!

       
      5.0

      Ligatures Make a Difference

      By surferchickmb

      from Los Osos, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Ease Of Blowing
      • Improves Sound
      • Warm tone
      • Warm Tone Ease Of Blowin

      Cons

      • Comes Off When Tuning

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Metal Or Hard Rubber Mps
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

      I'm a big believer that ligatures really do make a difference in your tone and for ease of blowing. I had a Francois Louis ligature for my Otto Link NY metal mouthpiece for my Yamaha 82Z Custom tenor sax. It gave my horn a nice warm tone. Recently I started playing in a wind ensemble and decided to go back to my Morgan hard rubber mouthpiece for that group. I decided to get a Francois Louis that would fit it and I couldn't believe the change in tone for that mouthpiece. The alto sax player next to me keeps commenting on my warm tone during our rehearsals, ha. I was also able to use the Otto Link-sized ligature for my large Kessler hard rubber soprano sax mouthpiece and it gives my Antigua silver soprano a great warm sound too. Love these Francois Louis ligatures! They're kind of odd looking but are excellent! 5/5 stars!

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great ligature

      By jc

      from woodstock ,va.

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Get One
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

          I don't feel like commenting

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          francois louis ligature

          By Popcorn Buju

          from Charlotte Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

          Have played many mouthpieces as well as ligatures over past 30 years. Present mouthpiece is a yanagisawa 7, that I modified with machined brass baffle I've built into it. It is bright, projects, and has a excellent cutting edge to the sound. Played many ligatures including, Selma three band, Yani ligature, rovners, all performed well, purchased the francois louis with brass rods and found it not only was equal to the best of the ligatures which were the Selma, and Yani but outperformed them in both low and altismo registers. Low Bb was never more pure or easier to achieve with least amount of breath, and altismo would be a similar comment. I am totally sold on this ligature. The only negative comment would be on movement on the metal mouthpiece in adjusting for tunning. Unlike other ligatures where you can adjust by gripping the ligature with the mouthpiece, you have to learn to tune by holding at the base of the mouthpiece with thumb and forefinger moving mouthpiece on neck of horn. This is however a small price to pay for added control and tone that this ligature adds to the musicans playing experiece. For those interested, the reed I play on is a fibrecell number 2,5

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sound

          By Spencajames

          from San Francisco

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Projection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Smaller Groups
            • Trios

            Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

            I've been using the Ultimate Ligature for about a week after using Rovners for a couple years... great projection and great volume control!

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