Francois Louis Ultimate Alto Sax Small Brass Ligature

Francois Louis Ultimate Alto Sax Small Brass Ligature

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Francois Louis MSRP: $113.19
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The Ultimate Ligature

The Ultimate Ligature is more than just a trendy accessory, it has been conceived as an instrument in its own right.

The tightening by a single central screw ensures an even distribution of the pressure on the reed and allows the reed to vibrate freely without damping the natural vibration of the mouthpiece.

Thanks to the resonating pipes this ligature generates a range of sympathetic vibrations that enrich the player's sound.

The Ultimate Ligature comes in three finishes:

The Brass is more resonant and vibrating.
The Silver is more resistant and darker.
The Gold has more "elegance" and a slicker tone quality (polished).

It is always advisable to try different ligatures. Since they are hand made, there might be a little difference between two ligatures of the same finish (smaller or bigger amount of soldering etc. that might have influence on the resonance).

It is also important to try them with the same set up (horn, mouthpiece and reed).

FL Ligature Fit
Mouthpiece Alto
Selmer Hard Rubber (C*(*)) XL Alt
Metal S Alt
Dukoff Metal S Alt
Berg-Larsen Hard Rubber XL Alt
Metal S Alt
Ponzol Metal S Alt
Hard Rubber XL Alt
Otto Link Metal S Alt
Hard Rubber XL Alt
Jody Jazz HR* XL Alt
Classic XL Alto
DV S Alt
Rousseau Studio Jazz (SJ) XL Alt
Yanagisawa Metal S Alt
Zinner Hard Rubber XL Alt
Vandoren Hard Rubber XL Alt
Meyer Hard Rubber XL Altoo
Dave Guardala Metal S Alt+LE

LE = Level Expander (see instructions)
o = apply pressure to soldering on the side to ensure contact between side resonators and mouthpiece
oo = apply pressure to soldering at top and screw on bottom to widen ligature for perfect fit