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Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures  XLBAR - Fits Hard Rubber Bari Sax Mouthpieces

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XLBAR - Fits Hard Rubber Bari Sax Mouthpieces  
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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 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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(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!

     
    5.0

    A "MUST HAVE" for the serious sax player!

    By Texas Sax Player

    from Texas, USA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • MAJOR improvement in sound quality.

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ultimate Ligature Francois Louis Saxophone Ligatures:

      I use this on an Otto Link NY with Vandoren Reeds playing an Antigua Winds & I cannot believe the improvement in tone! The bars in the side of the ligature when they are touching the mouthpiece make a MAJOR change in the quality of both tone & Intonation, and I bought this simply cuz I have one for my tenor & alto. However, the Soprano is smaller and for some reason not as flexible so getting the little tubes to rest against the mouthpiece is a little harder in order to get the tone that you need, but trust me, it really is worth putting in the effort.

      Before putting the mouthpiece on the horn I place the reed on the mouthpiece, then place the lig over the reed/mouthpiece and into position; I then SQUEEZE on the side where the tubes are to ensure they are touching the side of the mouthpiece while I tighten down on the thumb screw. A little awkward, but as as I said WELL worth the effort. I don't have to go through all this though with the tenor or alto version; guess it must be just the smaller size. BUT GET ONE!

       
      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:

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