Huge difference in sound with the Silverstein ligature. This ligature projects well and increases volume without brighting the tone. The timbre can be adjusted from brighter to darker by adjusting the placement of the side metal bars. It grips the reed very well, and doesn't shift when adjusting the tuning on your instrument. We are very impressed with this ligature. It is available for Soprano, Alto, and Tenor saxophones as well as for the clarinet.