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Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures

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With Vandoren's Optimum Ligature, youll find that more reeds perform to your expectations. - Unsurpassed performance and reliability. - Easily adjust...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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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

Cons

    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

    I would buy this product again

    By Jazzman wannabe

    from New Orleans

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

      Greatly improved the sound over the ligature that came with my plastic mouthpiece.

       
      5.0

      Buying another Optimum for a 2nd mouthpiece

      By Bill

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Jazz/pop

        Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

        I have one of these already for my Link tenor mouthpiece & for my Meyer Alto mouthpiece. Buying another one for a new mouthpiece I recently purchased, and want the same great performance by this ligature on the new mouthpiece. I like the flexibility of the different interchangeable plates to get the sound & response that I want.

         
        4.0

        Not bad at all!

        By N8 M8

        from Champaign, Illinois

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Cannot tell difference between this and cheaper

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Pep Band
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

        I have been wanting to get this ligature for ages now and now that I finally had the money, I of course got it. It is a quality ligature that replaced my old one that was a two screw that was about to snap in half. Its hard to tell the difference between the two but then again i have only used the pre-installed plate so far. Would Recommend however.

         
        5.0

        I would purchase this item again .

        By Claudie G

        from Yorktown Va

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

          Great addition recently purchased the Vandoren V16 T8 what a difference a ligature will make on your sound. Active musician over 40 years.

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By Saxman60

          from San Diego

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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 love my Vandoren Products

             
            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 Abe

            from Gainesville, Florida

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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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  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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