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Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures
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.

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  • 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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"Plates won't come off"

by Logan Gorrell - 2/8/2013 10:29:48 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student/Player Jazz Oklahoma City, OK
5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Upon arrival of my awaited ligature i became deeply angry when i worked for hours to get the pressure plate that came on it off with no luck. It never came off. Although the ligature did play awesome with the stock plate, i would have liked to play on the others. I literally tried everything to the point of almost breaking it.

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"The Best Ligature to work for me"

by Jake - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
2 weeks on alto sax, 5 yrs on clarinet sexy stuff Georgia
16 people out of 195 found this review helpful

I just started playing sax and when I bought the sax my dad bought me several ligatures to try and this one was the best and made me sound like Kenny G. Of course my dad has given me many tips and techniques to play but this ligature has helped me achieve something I never knew I could in music. Dreams do come true. Thanks Vandoren!

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by jon - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 years mostly jazz USA
12 people out of 26 found this review helpful

This ligature is really nice and I love playing on it especially with my Otto Link on Bari. Those low A's just belt out no problem

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"Amazing Ligature"

by Eric Hanson - 11/21/2010 12:22:21 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student Jazz, Classical Apple Valley, MN
14 people out of 25 found this review helpful

I use this ligature on alto and it gives the most amazing sound i could ask for. There is more freedom for expression and easier articulation than with other ligatures. I would recommend this to any saxophone player.

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"A Superior Ligature!"

by Dr. A. - 3/8/2014 5:31:49 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Professional Jazz Bend, Oregon
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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 ligature is a superior ligature and truly in a class by itself -- beautiful, exceptionally easy to use, and actually worth the extra money.

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I need a replacement ligature for my metal Berg Larsen 115/2M baritone mouthpiece. What do you suggest?
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I would like to purchase your Vandoren Optimum V16 Tenor ligature, but with out the cap. Can you sell me just the ligature and no cap?
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I am thinking of buying one of the two tenor models(V5 or V16). Is there one that would fit on all of these mouthpieces: Selmer S80C*, Vandoren Optimum Series TL3, and Vandoren V16 series Ebonite?
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Would the v5 optimum fit on a Larry Teal t. sax mouthpiece?
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Do you also sell the Vandoren Optimum ligature for soprano sax with the plastic cap instead of the metal cap, and what is the price and availability for this?
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is the v16 shown for a metal mouthpiece?
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My instructor suggested the Vandoren Optimum and the BG Super Revalation. I do a mixture of concert, solo, and jazz work. What can you tell me about these, and how do they compare?
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I have a Selmer c* for Bari, will an optimum fit it?
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