here what our clients say about the
RAMPLIG® Ligature. You are of course also
invited to submit your own impression
Thomas A. Mosher
Manasquan, NJ 08736
To: John J. Consoli, Chairman
I have tried the ligatures which you brought over and I have made some comparisons for
you. It has always been my opinion that the type of ligature used on a clarinet made no
difference. I have taught for over 33 years at the high school level and have tried most
of the ligatures that have been produced during that time. I found that metal, "four
dots", rubber bands, string, etc. all seemed to work the same. Then I tried yours. I
have no idea why your ligature works so well, but the high notes respond with ease, and
the tone produced is the desired bright-hollow quality of a symphonic clarinetist. The
ligature permits an easy free-blowing quality with the reed being used and makes tonguing
much easier. Again, I can't explain why it works, but it works!
Here is the results of my comparison tests of your professional model (white), your
student model (red), the (Rovner) L5 model (black), the BG model (also black), and a plain
metal ligature from Selmer Corporation.
1. (Consoli) Professional Model (white with brass): this ligature provides a bright tone
which is very responsive to tonguing and various levels of volume. The high, altissimo,
register is clear, easy to produce, a very much in tune.
2. (Consoli) Standard Model (red): This ligature is also free blowing and provides a dark,
mellow tone. It is very responsive to tonguing and is easier to control volume on this
ligature than the metal type. It is not as good as the Professional Model, but will help a
great help to student clarinetists.
3. (Rovner) L5 Model (black): This was stuffier playing and sounding than the (Consoli)
Student Model. The tone is dark and did not provide teh ease of tonguing of the (Consoli)
Professional and Student Models.
4. BG (black): This ligature provides a bright tone which is very responsive to tonguing
and various levels of volume. The high, altissimo, register is clear, easy to produce, a
very much in tune. Because this was very much like the (Consoli) Professional Model, I
compared one against the other. Although they are very similar, the (Consoli) Professional
Model above was rated higher because the tone produced was a little clearer and brighter.
5. Metal Ligature: This ligature played well, but the tone was airy, high notes were hard
to produce clearly, and tonguing was difficult and tiring. (And to think this is what I
played on for 40 years!)
Thanks, John, for showing me something new and for helping me to sound much better. Best
wishes for success with your new product.
Thomas A. Mosher
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Consoli Music Products
415 Old Silverton Rd. - Brick, NJ 08723 732.477.3856
The RAMPLIG® ligature is licensed under Patent No: #6,020,545
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