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Designed by a musician, these ligatures slide accurately into position and do not slip or stretch. The reed vibrates freely with no dampening. Each l...Click To Read More About This Product

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A marvel in design.

Designed by a musician, these ligatures slide accurately into position and do not slip or stretch. The reed vibrates freely with no dampening. Each ligature is studio-engineered to the highest standard of intonation and tonal quality. Includes cap with a special humidity control sponge.


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BoisClassique Clarinet Ligatures
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great sound for a great price!

I used to use an old Selmer ligature which made my clarinet sound stuffy. Then I saw the Bois booth at the Missouri All-State convention and became very interested because I was searching for...Read complete review

I used to use an old Selmer ligature which made my clarinet sound stuffy. Then I saw the Bois booth at the Missouri All-State convention and became very interested because I was searching for a new ligature. The Bois representative (actually she was the creator of the ligature) kindly let me try it and take it to one of the All-State rehearsals before I bought it. Lo and behold, within a few days 12 of the 24 clarinet players had bought a Bois. The Bois really frees up your sound and allows for maximum vibration. The Bois touches the reed on 1 point and the mouthpiece on 1 point, which makes for a freer sound. The maker of the ligature told me that she had modeled it after the Ultimate ligature. The ligature is made out of a really durable material and is practically unbreakable. It simply slides onto the reed and mouthpiece and it keeps the reed snug. Now you don't have to deal with the ugly metal ligature marks on your reed. I find this ligature to be very similar to the Bonade in sound. So if you like the Bonade, you'll like this. The difference in this and the Bonade is that the Bois has a slightly freer sound. Also, when my teacher walked further away while I was playing, she said it produced nice overtones. She's also coming out with wooden Bois ligatures soon. Cocobolo, Rosewood, and many more. The smart cap is the same cap that comes with the Ultimate. You can put water on the little pad to keep your reed moist. (I personally have never tried it, but it may be a feature that you would like.) I highly recommend this ligature. Hope you like it!

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Only lasted 6 months

My first reaction was that this ligature was the best I've ever played on. I've had the Bois Classique ligature now for about 8 months and it is no longer playable. The lining on...Read complete review

My first reaction was that this ligature was the best I've ever played on. I've had the Bois Classique ligature now for about 8 months and it is no longer playable. The lining on the inside of the ring has worn out and become choppy making the seal of the reed unpredictable at best. It no longer holds reeds in one place which means it moves while I am playing. It actually sounds worse now than the super cheap no name ligatures that my beginner students play on. Wait for an improvement from Bois. The concept is awesome but they need to adjust the design.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Only lasted 6 months

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from La Crosse, WI

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

My first reaction was that this ligature was the best I've ever played on. I've had the Bois Classique ligature now for about 8 months and it is no longer playable. The lining on the inside of the ring has worn out and become choppy making the seal of the reed unpredictable at best. It no longer holds reeds in one place which means it moves while I am playing. It actually sounds worse now than the super cheap no name ligatures that my beginner students play on. Wait for an improvement from Bois. The concept is awesome but they need to adjust the design.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!!

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from Annville, PA

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I tried this ligature a few weeks before college, and had to get it! I use it on a Vandoren M30 mouthpiece with 3.5 Mitchell Lurie reeds on my Leblanc by Backun Candenza. The sounds I get is wonderful. Also, it is very easy to get on and off, which is useful when a quick reed change is needed. I would greatly recommending this ligature.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Ligature

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from Providence, RI

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I have to echo other reviewers...the minimalist approach is great. I just got this ligature with a Fobes Debut mouthpiece and that combination with a Bari Star reed is just what I needed for my Bass Clarinet. Response, articulation, volume...all no problem. Intonation is spot on throughout all registers. Easily change reeds if necessary. It WILL take some getting used to...the not having screws to tighten..but first impressions are great. I love the response I get out of my Bass with this mouthpiece and ligature combination.

 
4.0

Bb=good Eb=doesn't fit

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from Colorado springs, CO

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

The Bb ligature is surprisingly good. The Eb ligature doesn't fit a Zinner blank so be wary.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cheap for the value

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from Alhambra

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

Bois ligature is unbelievable for its value. It is great, very free. Its response is pretty good and articulation and playing is even in all register. Of course I am saying this on a decent set-up. Works well with v56 AlexanderÆs v12. It lacks some warmth and color that a ligature like Eddie Daniels provides.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in any price range

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from Iceland

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I usually play on the BG standard ligature or traditional gold plated if I need an extra projection and thought know I have the best let's stick to it. Forget it the Bois does it all. I wanted to use my shipping a bit more as I would pay the same for it glad I ordered the Bois. It is almost as dark as the BG standard but with the projection of the Traditional. Open up your sound and make more reeds playable. In less than 5 seconds you can take off your reed and put it back on. I've tried BG Standard, revolution and traditional, Vandoren leather, master, Klassik and Optimum, Rico H, Ligaphone orchestral and universal, Francois louis ultimate, Luyben, Rovner EVO5 and Eddie Daniels, Olegature and Bay Rohdium. Some are ridiculously expensive and some difficult to use but the Bois is inexpensive and extremely easy to use. The Bois is now on the top of my list followed by BG but at the very bottom is Rovner (kills the vibration of the reed and sound thin).

(10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's a good lig,but it ain't got nothing on a Rovner

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from Chicago area

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I got a Bois alto lig last week just out of curiosity. I'm always interested in what's new on the market with horns & I'll buy it if I like it&can afford it. Hey, let's face it, working musicians aren't rich. Well anyway, I went and purchased a Bois alto lig and played it on both my Lakey 7* & Rico Royal Graftonite B7 alto mouthpieces and I like it. It's pretty good. The reed vibrates nicely & it looks pretty cool on the horn but I have to admit, it don't beat a Rovner but it's a nice lig all the same. I'm even thinking of getting one for my tenor & clarinet & soprano sax.

(75 of 99 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great sound for a great price!

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from Midwest

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I used to use an old Selmer ligature which made my clarinet sound stuffy. Then I saw the Bois booth at the Missouri All-State convention and became very interested because I was searching for a new ligature. The Bois representative (actually she was the creator of the ligature) kindly let me try it and take it to one of the All-State rehearsals before I bought it. Lo and behold, within a few days 12 of the 24 clarinet players had bought a Bois. The Bois really frees up your sound and allows for maximum vibration. The Bois touches the reed on 1 point and the mouthpiece on 1 point, which makes for a freer sound. The maker of the ligature told me that she had modeled it after the Ultimate ligature. The ligature is made out of a really durable material and is practically unbreakable. It simply slides onto the reed and mouthpiece and it keeps the reed snug. Now you don't have to deal with the ugly metal ligature marks on your reed. I find this ligature to be very similar to the Bonade in sound. So if you like the Bonade, you'll like this. The difference in this and the Bonade is that the Bois has a slightly freer sound. Also, when my teacher walked further away while I was playing, she said it produced nice overtones. She's also coming out with wooden Bois ligatures soon. Cocobolo, Rosewood, and many more. The smart cap is the same cap that comes with the Ultimate. You can put water on the little pad to keep your reed moist. (I personally have never tried it, but it may be a feature that you would like.) I highly recommend this ligature. Hope you like it!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simplicity at its best!

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from Montreal

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I've always liked minimalist ideas. I needed to upgrade (and fast!) from the stock plastic Yamaha mpc/cheap metal lig combo I got with my bass. I now use the BOIS ligature with a Walter Grabner mpc and either Legere (2.75) or Vandoren(3) reeds. The BOIS doesn't seem as compatible with the Legere reeds and requires a bit more fuss to get everything in place and stable. With wood reeds the thing is FANTASTIC! It's simple, quick, VERY solid and has a great sound and feel to it. I ended up giving the Smart Cap to a sax player friend; it doesn't really fit bass clarinet mouthpieces. This is no gimmick and for the price itÆs even better. I'd recommend to anybody looking for a no-frills, reliable ligature with great sound and feel.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

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from Southwest Texas

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Comments about Bois Classique Clarinet Ligatures:

I have lots of ligatures and tried many more! I've kept several ligs for playing different literature. I USED a Bonade most of the time also some several major leather strap type brands, well most of them. With the Bois I'm finding that it lets me do what I need when I need it. My first impression was that it had a wonderful sound but the articulation suffered? Well I know that when trying out a new mouthpiece you need to use new reeds. The same goes for this lig break several reeds in on it and the articulation is even easier!!! Not to mention the Tone and Flexibility!!! I don't use the cap it comes with, but the sound and ease I have make me a happy clarinetist! Give it a chance, you might be surprised!

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