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Vandoren Leather German Clarinet Ligatures and CapsWith the soft and supple leather wrap, the player will discover a very covered and pure sound. The three interchangeable pressure plates - 1 metal, 2 leather - offer excellent response and projection. A hybrid ligature that has something for every player. An elegant single screw provides precision tightening.
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This is great! The thick leather gives great centerd tone. Each pressure plate gives you a totaly different tone. I recomed this to all serious musicians.
While I haven't had this ligature long I can tell it is great. I switched from an all metal ligature to this ligature, and what a difference it has made! Paired with the 56 Lepic or v12s it gives me a tone most musicians of my level would die for. I use it with an m13 lyre mouthpiece (kind of a median between free blowing and a little restricted). I haven't had much time to try the leather pressure plates, so I prefer the metal plate.
This ligature has got to be one of the greatest innovations by Vandoren since the optimum. With this, they totally blow away lots of the competition. When I was in high school I played on an Eddie Daniels II, and I loved the rich, dark, focused sound it produced. Then once I started attending the University of Hawaii I switched to using the Vandoren Optimum. One because I liked the clarity that it gave my tone, and the fact that it was a whole lot easier to tongue. During one of my lessons, my professor Mr. Henry Miyamura, a graduate of Eastman (he's classmates with Larry Combs and Charles Bay, just to name a few) showed me this "New amazing ligature" he tired out. It is the perfect blend of the Eddie Daniels and the Optimum. It combines the richness and focus of the EDII and the clarity and the precision of the Optimum and takes them to a whole new level. (However I haven't found a liking to the inserts other than the metal one...that one is probably the best out of the three.)I recommend this to all who look for that bridge between metal and fabric, truly Vandoren has outdone themselves once again.
I really enjoyed playing on this mouthpiece. I recommend it with a free blowing mouthpiece, and size four in V12. I personally like the metal plate, but that just my personal preference.
This ligature is great because it has 3 different pressure plates and that's really essential because mouthpieces varies. For example I find the soft leather great with Vandoren V-12 reeds on mouthpiece brand A but with brand B mouthpiece the metal is best and the soft leather is really bad. My teacher had a mouthpiece which included ligature with it and that ligature was the best ligature he ever had tried but on another mouthpieces brand it wasn't that great.
So to summarize this review I say get the ligature that suites your mouthpiece and reed setup.
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