Since 1988, Patrick plays saxophone. He is performing jazz, classical and many other world and modern style of music.
What is the reason why you wanted to change of ligature ?
I wasn't looking for a new ligature at the time, but I am always willing to try new things to see how they will change my sound. I tried the BG Tradition Ligature on my mouthpiece and I noticed an immediate change in the tonal quality and the response. The BG Tradition was a perfect fit for my Theo Wanne Kali Alto mouthpiece.
How can / does a ligature affect the sound ?
A ligature can either restrict or enhance the sound, and I feel the the BG Tradition has given me more complex sound that is full of overtones and rich in color. It has given me a faster response and has made playing such a joy.
Why a metal ligature ?
I have always liked metal ligatures, I feel as they help enrich the sound and allow the reed to vibrate freely.
Any difference due to the plaiting ?
I have noticed very subtle differences in the plating of the ligatures, I feel that the gold plated ligature was the best choice for the sound that I was looking for.
Why BG TRADITION ligature ?
The reason why I chose the BG Tradition ligature is because I know that BG products are superior in quality and workmanship. Yes, the ligature gave me the sound I was looking for, and added with the reputation and my previous experiences with BG, I knew that I was getting a ligature that would last me a lifetime.