Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature
François Louis designs custom mouthpieces for Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Dave Sanchez, Chris Potter , Tim Ries and many other Great Saxophone Players. François has now used his years of experience to develop "The Ultimate Ligature."
Due to the special design and materials used, playing with the Ultimate Ligature results in a more open and bigger sound, a better articulation and broader dynamics. Professional players all over the world are very enthusiastic about the ligature. The Ultimate Ligature, the easiest way to improve your sound !
Level expander included with every small size Francois Louis ligature. The purpose is to allow a better fit with smaller size mouthpieces.
Brass, Silver or Gold?
The Brass is more resonant and vibrating.
The Silver is more resistant and darker.
The Gold has more “elegance” and a slicker tone quality (polished).
It is always advisable to try different ligatures. Since they are hand made, there might be a little difference between two ligatures of the same finish (smaller or bigger amount of soldering etc. that might have influence on the resonance).
It is also important to try them with the same set up (horn, mouthpiece and reed).