First Impressions: I was sent a custom Bright Ramplig to review. John at Consoli was nice enough to help get a colored strap to match school colors, so I was sent a yellow one. A unique aspect of this company is that they will let you choose a specific color for any bright sound ligature on bulk orders of 10 or more. If you aren't a band director or teacher ordering that many, you may be interested in getting your ligature monogrammed with up to 3 initials! I really like the idea of getting a personalized ligature and think it would be a great gift for any sax player. Another great feature is the ability to quickly disassemble the ligature so that you can wash the fabric. If you are considering one of these ligatures, you need to know the difference between a Bright model and a Dark model. Here is a comparison:
- The Dark model has a nylon strap that is double weaved to a .036" thickness in order to make it sound darker
- The Bright model features a single weave at half the thickness (.018") to give you a brighter sound
- Dark only comes in black
- Bright comes in white unless you bulk order
It is this patented design feature which is the heart of the easiest blowing, best sounding ligature available anywhere today at any price!At first I was skeptical of this "miracle design" but was proven wrong. This ligature is easy to play! I instantly found that I had to blow less air in order to produce a great sound with this ligature. The nylon strap ligature is also a plus because you can wash it and it won't scratch your mouthpiece. One claim on Consoli's site is that it will bring your old reeds back to life. After playing with this ligature with both a newly broken reed and a really, really old reed (it was about six months old and deemed, "too old" by my band director), I found the same quality of sound. Overall, this design is full proof.
- Will encourage beginners by making it easier to play the sax
- Won't scratch your mouthpiece
- Gives you the ability to quickly change out reeds
- Makes old reeds sound great
- Money back guaranteed
- For a beginner, $40 for a ligature might be out of their price range
Amazing. This ligature is so great and works wonders for me. It is easy to put on, won't scratch my expensive mouthpieces and helps give me a great tone. If you aren't convinced that this ligature is for you, call up Consoli and ask about their no obligation offer in trying their ligatures. Overall, I will recommend this ligature to anyone. Try it out today!