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Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures   (Open Box)
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Product# 474920

With Vandoren's Optimum Ligature, youll find that more reeds perform to your expectations. - Unsurpassed performance and reliability. - Easily adjusts for any situation. - Expression with freedom. Three pressure plates provide the performer with more choices in tonal color and response. Check drop-down menu for availability.


SPECIFICATIONS

Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures

  • Alto Ligature: Fits most standard hard rubber alto mouthpieces
    Bari Ligature: Fits Vandoren bari mouthpieces only
    Material: Gold lacquered
    Screw Placement: Inverted
    Soprano Ligature: Fits most standard hard rubber soprano mouthpieces
    Tenor V16 Ligature: Fits Vandoren V16 tenor mouthpieces
    Tenor V5 Ligature: Fits Vandoren V5 tenor mouthpieces
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VandorenOptimum Series Saxophone Ligatures
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Superior Ligature!

By Dr. A

from Bend, OR

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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    Best Uses

    • 1st Choice Ligature

    Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

    This ligature is the best I've found. Like most professional musicians, I've played on many mouthpiece and ligature combinations. Some are good, some are lacking. The Optimum is the finest alto sax ligature I've ever used... and at this insane price, it should be.

    Any saxophonist knows that the ligature is one piece of gear we install and adjust every time we play. The design and workmanship on the Optimum is superb and using it is a joy. The cage slides on the mouthpiece with ease and the single knurled adjustment knob is super smooth, comfortable to grip and simple to adjust. Tension is applied uniformly and directly to the reed. Fine alignment is easy and precise. This design is a huge improvement over the classic and often crude twin-screw ligature.

    I particularly like the clean design and the beautiful fit and finish of this ligature -- a real professional look. The adjustment knob is on the bottom and doesn't intrude visually or physically. The plastic cap installs smoothly and securely.

    As to the 3 included tone plates, changing these is a snap... if one reads the instructions. My choice is the standard plate #1 with longitudinal ribs that provide maximum contact with the reed surface. I tried all 3 plates multiple times. As an experienced jazzer, I find absolutely no difference in sound quality among them.

    In my opinion, the Vandoren Optimum is a superior ligature and truly in a class by itself -- beautiful, exceptionally easy to use, and actually worth the extra money.

     
    5.0

    A great ligature

    By Ed

    from Brewster, NY

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Tarnishes easily

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

    I like the sound. The firm way of holding the reed and the options of subtle sound changes produced by three different plates.

     
    5.0

    I can't imagine a better ligature

    By freeman

    from gainesville, fl

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

      I got one for my alto, then couldn't wait to get one for my tenor. Guess you could say I recommended it to myself.

       
      5.0

      Perfect match for Optimum TL5 MP

      By Mirthmaker Dave

      from Coppell, TX

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      Pros

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

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          Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

          I had recently purchased the Vandoren Optimum TL5 mouthpiece for playing "classical" music in our community band. This is a fantastic MP by the way... I found that my two-screw ligature had to be tightened all the way with this MP, with no possibility for adjustment. Thus I bought the Optimum ligature, and it works great. I'm using one of the 3 supplied pressure plates - the one with the two rails which lightly secure the reed - and it sounds great. Cost is a little higher than cheap ligs, but worth it.

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