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Saxcraft Saxophone Ligature Review

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Could this new ligature offer the perfect balance of resonance and mouthpiece-reed connection for an authentic vintage sound?
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Saxophone Ligature Update

Monday, January 25, 2016

It’s the new year and lots of us are looking for a way to reinvigorate our sound and our playing. Experimenting with a new ligature can be a great way to do this but I’m often asked just how much difference a ligature can actually make to the sound.
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Best Gifts for Saxophone Players

Sunday, December 13, 2015

We’ve reviewed some great products over the last year at Saxophone Life, so with Christmas round the corner, now’s the time to start dropping some big hints to bag yourself some of this fab gear! Read More

Saxophone Ligature Comparison

Friday, July 17, 2015

To the listener, a ligature may not make much difference to the sound.  But for me, it's about how the reed responds and the right ligature can make a huge difference here. Great reed response inspires me to play my best - and in turn, hopefully, makes it more fun for the listener.
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Rovner Ligature Review

Sunday, July 05, 2015

There are those who will tell you that ligatures will not make any discernible difference to your saxophone sound.  They will say a carefully positioned shoelace or elastic band will work just as well as a carefully crafted piece of cloth and/or metal, and the sound produced will not be obviously impaired.
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Silverstein Works Ligature Review

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Much has been written and discussed about ligature design and relevance to your sound production on saxophone.  Although some players will argue that a ligature makes little difference to the tone, I have found over the last 25 years that it can make a huge difference not only to the quality of your tone but also to how the reed behaves. And, this in turn can ultimately influence your playing style.
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