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Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures  Alto with Plastic Cap 

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  • Tenor Sax, For Metal mtp - Gold-Gilded Plastic Cap

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  • Bari Sax Gold Ligature with plastic cap, Fits V16

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  • Tenor Plastic Cap

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  • Alto - Plastic Cap Only

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SPECIFICATIONS

Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures

  • 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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VandorenOptimum Series Saxophone Ligatures
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Superior Ligature!

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...Read complete review

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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Plates won't come off

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...Read complete review

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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4.0

Nice enough

By 

from Colorado

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

      I purchased this in hopes that it would fit a Otto Link Hard Rubber Tone Edge baritone mouthpiece. It would not. I did find out, however, that it is the same EXACT size as the Vandoren Optimum ligature for Tenor. Different box,different part number, but exactly the same as the one meant for tenor.

       
      5.0

      The best ligature on the market

      By 

      from White Plains, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

        Subjectively speaking--this is the best ligature on the market. So easy to put on and take off. Fits most mouthpieces. If you're looking for a ligature to buy....this is the one!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Reliable, easy to use ligature

        By 

        from CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set The Reed

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

          I've used this ligature for ages. The different pressure plates give subtly different results. Holds the reed flat to the table and is easy to adjust without damping the vibrations. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          OPTIMUM TENOR LIGATURE

          By 

          from ny

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

          I use them on tenor alto and soprano, never an issue for me. They work great and the "expressive" components do work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent ligature

          By 

          from Brewster, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holds Reed Nice And Tight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              This ligature holds the reed in a very balanced way, and gas 3 different plates that offer slightly different nuances of tone. Improves the sound of your tone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great mouthpiece

              By 

              from Brazil

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              Great mouthpiece

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Lig!!

              By 

              from Louisville, KY

              Site Member

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              I love this ligature, easy load on the mouthpiece and holds the reed exactly where you need it without moving when you adjust the mouthpiece to the neck. The plates change out quite easily. If you push it off with one finger at an angle the pop right off. If you try to push straight down with both hands then it's not coming off.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Superior Ligature!

              By 

              from Bend, Oregon

              Site Member

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              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.

              (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Plates won't come off

              By 

              from Oklahoma City, OK

              Site Member

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              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.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Horrible Design/ Great Ligature

              By 

              from Oklahoma City, OK

              Site Member

              Comments about Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligatures:

              After receiving the ligature i've now tried for hours to get the plate that came on the ligature off and had no luck. I've tried everything and the plate won't budge and i will be forced to send this ligature back. However upon playing the ligature with the plate that came on it the ligature was amazing. The response was great but i would have liked to use the other plates that came with it. I've found out on other sax forums that many people have had this problem, maybe Vandoren should have better Quality control.

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