Description : Truly the soloist's ligature, the Tradition offers a brilliant and colorful sound that is rich in overtones. It is free blowing and comes in your choice of lacquered or gold plated. ADVICE FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT LIGATURE Try the various ligature models. Different types of ligatures meet different requirements. How does gold effect the sound? The higher density of gold enhances the resonance transfer of the reed to the mouthpiece / instrument. Fabric Ligatures Special fabric ligatures are preferable for: Small halls/Rooms, chamber music, playing in groups. Metal Ligatures Metal ligatures, alternatively, are for: Large concert halls, soloist work.