Repair Rates Instruments for
& Piccolos Mouthpieces
It appears that the Winslow ligatures evolved over time.
There are three or four differences that I've noted:
- Silver bands on the older ligs
vs. the black bands
of the more recent ligs. I am guessing this is a cosmetic issue. The black band arguably looks better against a black mouthpiece.
- Metal side studs which contact the sides of the mouthpiece on the old ligatures vs.
plastic (nylon?) side studs.
The metal studs can dig into the mouthpiece and mar it.
- Posts/studs are scored or cross-hatched on the older ligs where
they touch the reed, whereas the modern ones are not
- White bumpers or cushions on the older ligs vs
black ones on the more recent ligatures.
The white ones deteriorated over time.
- This older Clarinet lig had a green plate.
I've only recently gotten a couple of these Winslow ligs into the shop.
Until I get some more, this is all subject to revision.
I have replacement bumpers/cushions and (I think) the clips that hold the posts and cusions in place.
I see there is a "Saxxas" ligature out there which replicates the Winslow and sells for something in the $100 - $150 range.