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Bonade Clarinet Ligatures & CapsGain 20 to 30% more tone and greater dynamic range with the Bonade ligature. Designed by the master teacher and performer Daniel Bonade, the Bonade ligature allows for a more free vibration of the reed creating better response and control.
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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 have purchased only these ligatures for years and have never had a problem. The most recent one I purchased earlier this year just started sliding up the mouthpiece on it's own. It does not hold the reed in place at all. My fellow clarinetist in the orchestra mentioned the same problem with his Bonade. I am very disappointed that I will have to try something else.
As a young professional I have tried many MANY ligatures of all kinds and price ranges. Though the low price may deceive you, a good Bonade ligature surpasses every other ligature I have ever tried. One thing to note, they do tend to be inconsistent. If you are a professional or advanced university student, I would recommend purchasing many (AT LEAST 7) and then picking the ones that are best. For beginner and intermediate students, you really only need one. I started on Bonade as a beginner and now return to Bonade as an advanced player. Great product.
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
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.
Wow! This ligature is a great deal! I tried this for a lesson and instantly got rid of my squeaks and improved my sound a bit. Highly recommend this to whoever has trouble squeaking because too tight of a ligature.
I purchased the Bonade ligature after reading that it had a great sound and was affordable. What wasn't mentioned in the reviews I read was that it slips on the mouthpiece. Mine slipped so much that it was unplayable. It also left scratches in my expensive mouthpiece which I found very unsatisfactory. Not recommended.
I have been playing a Bonade Clarinet Ligature since 1956. It is an okay ligature, but nothing as fine and wonderful as the advertisements. The PROS are - the ligature holds the reed on the mouthpiece without it changing position or even falling off to the floor! The construction and finish is superb. The biggest draw back (CON) is that the ligature is delicate and will bend very easily.
THis ligature was recommended to me by my clarinet teacher after she got one and loved it. I got one as well (the regular one) And I love it too! It gives a great tone for the reed and I've noticed that it helps a lot on the jumps in registers. Great Ligature!
The Bb Clarinet Bonade Inverted Ligature is a good, low cost ligature. However, I have had a problem with them not fitting my mouthpiece correctly. They work for a while and then become stripped somehow, and slip up the mouthpiece, no longer holding my reed. Also, one of the Bonades I received had a manufacturing flaw in it (I showed it to my instrument repairman). I gave up finally and switched to the Luyben Clarinet Ligature (very low cost, and good sound quality, great for students because it can't be bent - it's plastic!) and then the Vandoren Optimum (a very pricey alternative, but a wonderful investment if you are serious about the instrument). The most important thing is to try out a whole bunch of ligatures, and pick the one with the best sound.
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