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Alto Saxophone Ligatures

A decent alto saxophone ligature can make a sizeable difference to your sound and responsiveness from your reed and mouthpiece. When comparing between a basic brass ligature and any of the more premium products, the difference you can feel in both playability and comfortability is staggering.  Material ligatures like Rovners and Silversteins work very well with metal mouthpieces. Metal ligatures can be more fiddly to use, but they release the upper frequencies and let the reed resonate very freely, which works especially well with stuffier, darker mouthpieces.

Aurally, the differences between the ligatures are going to be very slight, but the feeling and response from the reed will vary wildly.

  • Francois Louis Basic Ligature

    £34.00

    Only fits standard "fat" ebonite/wooden mouthpieces.  The BASIC LIGATURE combines all advantages of the Ultimate Ligature "Pure Brass" (Brass Brac...

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  • Francois Louis Ligature in Pure Brass

    from £71.00

    Only fits standard "fat" ebonite/wooden mouthpieces.  THE PURE BRASS Ligature has been designed for a perfect match with hard rubber and wooden mo...

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  • Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature - Alto

    from £68.00

    François Louis designs custom mouthpieces for Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Dave Sanchez, Chris Potter , Tim Ries and many other Great Saxophone Players. ...

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  • Francois Louis Level Expander for Ultimate & Pure Brass Ligatures

    £5.00

    Owners of special, thinner, custom made mouthpieces may find it difficult to bring the pressure plate into perfect contact with the reed. To solve ...

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  • Francois Louis Ligature Pressure Plate Kit

    from £11.00

    Three additional plates to customise your Francois Louis ligature. Stainless steel for a free, light & flexible sound with a quick response. So...

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  • Francois Louis Smart Cap

    £8.50

    Fl Smart Cap