The new Vandoren M|O ligature combines the lightweight construction of the legendary Masters ligature with the highly efficient tightening of the OPTIMUM ligature.
The M|O is designed and formed to gracefully follow the contours of your mouthpiece for a perfect fit, eliminating the time and the hassle of adjusting traditional ligatures to seat properly.
It is constructed from lightweight brass that allows the ligature to freely interact and symphathetically resonate with the reed rather than constrict and impede its motion. Rather than fighting with the reed, the M|O unleashes the reed’s energy to enhance your playing experience and musical expression.
Inverted Symmetrical Suspension
To function properly, a reed must vibrate evenly from one side to the other. The M|O’s unique double-track mechanism provides uniform, symmetrical suspension across both sides of the reed. A single screw, inverted on the opposite side of the reed, delivers sufficient torque to hold the reed in place without suffocating it.
The M|O securely holds the reeds to the mouthpiece table without restriction. A formed channel in the independent collar avoids any side contact or lateral compression that would interfere with the reed.
Two small contact points in the formed reed channel secure the reed without dampening or restricting its natural vibrations. The result is a quick response and crisp articulation.
The special Optimum ligature thread design allows you to tighten the screw with only a few turns. This often overlooked feature can be a real advantage in situations that require a quick reed change.
- Easy to set up.
- Quick and symmetrical tightening with a unique double-track screw mechanism.
- Inverted tightening with only 2 small contact points on the reed.
- Available in 3 finishes: gold finish, gold plated, and aged gold.