Vandoren Optimum Ligature Tenor Sax PC

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Ligature for Tenor Saxophone

  • Gold-plated
  • For rubber mouthpieces (e.g., Vandoren, Selmer)
  • Precise and fast to fix, easily fixable to the mouthpiece
  • No lateral pressure on reed and ligature
  • Includes 3 different pressure plates
  • Includes plastic cap
available since January 2010
Item number 241484
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Compatible To: Tenor Saxophone
Material Metal
Cap Yes
£70
Including VAT; Excluding £10 shipping
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Standard Delivery Times
Delivery approx. between Tuesday, 4.04. and Wednesday, 5.04.
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Wow, amazing!
TonyOr 22.02.2019
I have just bought a Vandoren V16 mouthpiece, which I am very pleased with. It sits nicely between the very dark Jody Jazz HR and the very bright D'Addario Select Jazz mouthpieces I already have, and suits me better. However, the ligature I have isn't a very good fit for the V16 so I decided to get a new one and chose the Vandoren Optimum as the one that was likely to be the best match. To be honest, I thought that the claims about the benefits of 3 different plates was snake oil so I was very surprised to discover that they do actually make a difference.

The ligature is very well made and makes the business of attaching the reed to the mouthpiece very easy. The Optimum delivers a marked improvement in tone compared to my old ligature. The combination of the V16 mouthpiece and Optimum ligature is a very substantial improvement on what I had before.

The plates are very easy to put on and remove, and each of them has a distinctive tone. Two of the three are quite appealing to me and one I wouldn't use. Vandoren does quite a good job of describing the differences in how they sound, though I'm not sure how much help that is beforehand. It's only when you try them that you really understand what they are saying.

I am really amazed that the purchase of a mouthpiece that suits me better and a matching, high quality ligature has made such an improvement to my tone. I thought the problem was all down to my playing. It probably was, but with a mouthpiece and ligature that works better for me, I can do a better job.
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Beware - does not fit Selmer mouthpieces!
JC78 16.02.2022
Although the website here states it fits Selmer mouthpieces, it does not fit the tenor S80 and S90 mouthpieces I have. I thought that at first I was missing something but it is way too tight. A pity, as it seems Vandoren could easily made that screw go round two more times and it would've been perfect.
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Beautiful, but tight
Bongo#15 27.10.2020
Great working ligature, but a bit too tight in my opinion, even when used with Vandoren V16 mpc
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Nice but pricy ligature
HornsOfPlenty 03.01.2019
Upside:
+ the nice sound, which you can also influence using the different plates;
+ good construction;
+ the ease of use;
Downside:
- Fairly pricy (though not nearly as pricy as a Silverstein ;-));
- Does nog work well on all mpc's (both in fitting and in sound);
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