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Rovner Ligatures greatly improve reed playability. Reeds that are totally unplayable on other ligatures will often perform well with the Rovner. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Improves tone, response, and intonation of woodwind instruments.

Rovner Ligatures greatly improve reed playability. Reeds that are totally unplayable on other ligatures will often perform well with the Rovner. The ability of the Rovner Ligature to extend reed life is unparalleled. More rigid ligatures actually hammer the cane fibers during vibration, eventually destroying the reed's tonal vibrancy. Not so with Rovner; most players find their reeds will play until the tips finally succumb to fatigue and fall apart!


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RovnerDark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (2)

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80%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Investment

This piece was a change for the better. All of a sudden, my tone became a lot more focused and more controlled, and it became much warmer and less piercing. Great for classical...Read complete review

This piece was a change for the better. All of a sudden, my tone became a lot more focused and more controlled, and it became much warmer and less piercing. Great for classical and ensemble work. Even with jazz, it allows for a great deal of flexibility. In addition, the single screw mechanism makes for easy and fairly precise adjustments, and is particularly handy when holding music, a chair, a stand, and trying to fit a clarinet (while adjusting it), 30 seconds before curtain goes up (believe me, it's happened to me before).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for it's price

I've played on a lot of ligatures before. I firsted started out on a standard metal lig, then switched to this. I later tried the Vandoren Optimum, which belonged to a close friend...Read complete review

I've played on a lot of ligatures before. I firsted started out on a standard metal lig, then switched to this. I later tried the Vandoren Optimum, which belonged to a close friend of mine, and the Optimum was better in every way. I tried another Rovner lig as well, the Versa, and it's a very close second to the Optimum. It does give a dark sound, but it's so muffled and unresponsive that I couldn't stand it. I had a much darker sound and a lot less resistance on both the Optimum and Versa. It is better than standard metal ligs, and for $20, it's ok, but I'd much rather play on a lig that uses a pressure plate instead. Save your money.

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5.0

Very nice ligature.

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from Folsom, Louisiana.

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Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

This ligature is very easy to use. In my opinion it makes reeds more pliable and enhances tonal qualities of the instrument.

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  • No
 
2.0

Sturdy, but bulky

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from Texas

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  • Durable

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    This particular model is just a bit too bulky compared to most ligatures. The back of it has some hard, uneven extra material where it meets the screw, so be careful when trying it on a new mouthpiece that you don't want to scratch up.

     
    5.0

    Terrific Solution for Nickel Allergy

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    from North East Iowa

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    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    My daughter has developed a sever Nickel Allergy - anything that touches her skin causes contact dermatitis and a prevailing open sore. This ligature has enabled her to carry on playing whilst it took a little getting used to has solved a major problem at a very reasonable price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Instructor recommended

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    from Los Angeles, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    Helped improve both pitch and tone.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding!

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    from Pittsburgh, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    I purchased this as a student clarinetist, and it upgraded my sound immediately and dramatically. I can't say enough good about this ligature, and recommend it without reservation to both students wanting to upgrade their sound as well as intermediate clarinetists. I suppose pro clarinetists will have found their ligature by this time, but this would not be a bad choice to try out.

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    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Economic Upgrade for Beginners

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    from Valparaiso, IN

    Site Member

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    I recommend this to students in middle school who want to make their sound a little darker and richer. My high school band director preferred this as the "standard" ligature for the clarinet section, I disagreed. It's an inexpensive upgrade from a plain/generic metal ligature that I would recommend for any beginner.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Ok for it's price

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    from Palm Harbor, FL

    Site Member

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    I've played on a lot of ligatures before. I firsted started out on a standard metal lig, then switched to this. I later tried the Vandoren Optimum, which belonged to a close friend of mine, and the Optimum was better in every way. I tried another Rovner lig as well, the Versa, and it's a very close second to the Optimum. It does give a dark sound, but it's so muffled and unresponsive that I couldn't stand it. I had a much darker sound and a lot less resistance on both the Optimum and Versa. It is better than standard metal ligs, and for $20, it's ok, but I'd much rather play on a lig that uses a pressure plate instead. Save your money.

    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    good but bad

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    from Dadeville, Alabama

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    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    this ligature is good unless you have the right reed i have noticed softer reeds are not good for this thicker are but if you haven't fully developed your embouchure then this is not a good ligature for you

    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    OK at best

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    from Palm Harbor, FL

    Site Member

    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    When I first started playing, I used a standard metal ligature. After a year, I switched to this ligature and noticed an improvement in my sound. When I moved on to high school, I noticed my sound was a lot worse than my two section leaders. I noticed that they were using a Vandoren Optimum. I asked one of them if I could play on it for a little bit, and when I did, I noticed my sound was a lot better. It was a bigger jump in my sound then when I switched to the Rovner Dark. I recommend that if you are looking for a ligature that sounds decent at a low price, then get this. If you're looking to get a great sound for high school, get a Vandoren.

    (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good But Ok

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    from Mt. Sterling, Ohio

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    Comments about Rovner Dark Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap:

    My band teacher decided to purchase six of these for the marching band clarinet section. They are good with responce but when you march around they are not good. If this is for concerts or jazz use it if not don't.

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