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As I was tightening the screws, the ligature started moving up the mouthpiece. No matter how I tried to hold it in place, by the time the screws were tight, I could pull the ligature right off the top of the mouthpiece with no effort. It shouldn't be that hard to screw on a ligature.
I've owned many ligatures over the years. It is strange to think that a reed "clamp" can make a difference in tone and response. Every once in a while I will put on another ligature... but I *always* return to my Bonade Inverted ligature. It makes my sound ring. To me there is no other choice. It will scratch the back of your mouthpiece, but a patch will solve this problem.
I have owned 3 Bonade Bb ligatures throughout my musical career. My first two were inverted, and both of them were stepped on by fellow students and crushed. I have noticed that some of the inverted ligatures tend to "ride-up" on your mouthpiece. If this happens to you, return the ligature at once. my current ligature is front-facing and hence has no 'riding' problems. The ligature has a solid sound and is an excellent value.
Bonade is indeed a professional level ligature, in fact, two members of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra use these ligatures, as does Karen Meffert-Nelson, the principle clarinet and bass clarinet player for the Minnesota Opera.
I noticed an immediate improvement in tone quality over all octaves & an improved response, especially in the upper octave. On the suggestion of my technician, (over 40+ years experience), I cut out the center connecting section. This is the part stamped (Bb cl). I noticed even more improvement. I then got a friend of mine, (professional concert level musician), to evaluate the modification & he was surprised at how well it performed. You will find a tendency of the ligature to slip up on some mouthpieces with an extended taper, but I have not had the problem with my Vandoren B45. You do need to take your time installing the ligature, keep the screws tight & the treads lubricated. I just use a little Vandoren cork grease, which works just fine. All in all, if you don't like the modification, you're only out a few bucks. On the other hand, you might really like the outcome.
This is the best ligature for the money. I've played on this since the end of high shcool (now a junior music major) and its kept me happy for a long time. I also own a Vandoren Optimum, the Bonade is lighter, less fragile, and less expensive with a very similar sound and feel. Get the inverted version. This one will scratch up the front of your mouthpiece and slide off when you first get it. Put some scotch tape in the front inside of the ring and that will fix both problems. Great bargain
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