I'd like to take a quick step away from that, though, and post my first equipment review! I decided to try something different and make a video review.
This time, we'll be taking a look at the Silverstein Works tenor saxophone ligature. I got this directly from the people at Silverstein Works who wanted me to check it out and put up some comments about what I thought. If you're not into the full-length video, check below for some "Quick Facts."
Silverstein Works Tenor Saxophone Ligature
- Unique woven-cord design for maximum vibration
- Minimum surface contact
- Hand-made; Custom tailored to your mouthpiece
- "Complete Acoustic Neutrality;" Does not change or alter the natural sound of the rest of your setup
- Clear support on extremes of range
- Increase in control of your sound
- A bit tricky to get on correctly; noticeable difference if you don't
- Price tag a bit high for amateur or young players compared to cheap, stock ligatures
PRICE: $140 (all models); Free shipping in Continental U.S.; Lifetime Warranty
WHO IT'S FOR: Pros or players who put a great deal of time on the horn and want the best possible sound
VERDICT: BUY - If you're a player who's looking to improve your sound and are interested in messing around with ligatures, this is one worth checking out. The sound is pure, the support of the reed and of the sound is strong, and it's a well-built product that seems like it'll last. You're paying a little more than you would for many other ligatures on the market, but you're paying for quality.