Fortissimo Model AN.04 Gold Plated Large Ligature Set for Bass Clarinet/Saxophone
Fortissimo AN.04 Gold Plated Large Ligature Set, brand new as pictured. Fits bass clarinet or hard rubber saxophone mouthpieces. Innovative design allows a new way to secure the reed inside saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces replacing the conventional ligature system.
Characteristics and features
This ligature frees the reed without forcing it. The fact that the ring touches neither the mouthpiece nor the reed means vibration loss is cut and greater sound projection achieved, allowing for subtler control and effects such as Slap, Subtone and Flat. The system affords quick reed-support changes to obtain notably different sounds:
Rubber support with two lengthways lines
- Offers a velvety sound (mellow).
Metal support with two lengthways lines
- Brighter sound.
- Freer expression, the ideal option for modern music or jazz saxophone.
Four-pointed metal support
- Rounder, broader sound (increased chamber).
- Perfect for classical music and the clarinet, enhancing its qualities.
This combination means you can juggle with the different pitches available on mouthpieces and reeds. The ring is absolutely versatile, the same part being suitable for any member of the saxophone or clarinet family.
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We want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase, and we offer an unconditional 30 day return policy. If you are unhappy with your item for any reason, just return it for a full refund or full credit towards an exchange. (Reeds and other consumables are non-returnable once opened.)
We warranty every item we sell to be free of mechanical defects. If you find an issue with your purchase, please contact us. We will either reimburse you to have any minor repairs completed by your local repair shop, or we will send you a label to cover all return postage charges so that we can either repair your instrument, exchange your instrument, or issue you a refund for your instrument. We stand behind our products, and we truly want you to be happy.
Please note that if you simply change your mind about purchase of an item - if you find that it's just not the one for you - you are still entitled to a full refund. We never charge a restocking fee; however, you will be responsible for the expense involved in shipping the item back to us. We will issue your refund directly upon receipt of the item, no questions asked.