The New POWER RING™ Ligature from JodyJazz
What is the POWER RING™ Ligature?
The all new JodyJazz POWER RING™ Ligature improves upon the original JodyJazz Ring Ligature with an all new design that provides both a significant improvement in performance and greatly enhanced visual appeal. Taking the essence of his original ring ligature design, Jody Espina has added greater thickness and heft together with more pronounced side curves and extreme contoured edges both top and bottom. Jody developed the original ring ligature to provide an elegant solution to the problem with ligatures that dampen vibration of the reed. The New POWER RING™ features a concave inner design which reduces the touch points on the reed thereby maximizing reed vibration. There are no moving or added parts, thereby increasing the efficiency of vibration. The increased mass and greater wall thickness of the new POWER RING Ligature, together with its more contoured shape, provides a more solid contact with the reed at the points where they touch. This allows the most freedom and vibration of the reed which in turn also increases the amount of harmonics present, allowing the fullest saxophone sound containing high, mid and low frequencies.
"Besides loving the freer blowing aspect and heftier sound of the POWER RING, I love the pure simplicity of it. I just slide it over the reed and lock it in by pushing down firmly,” said Jody Espina, JodyJazz President and designer of the POWER RING™ Ligature.
JodyJazz POWER RING™ Ligature Available in Two Finishes
- 24kt Gold Plated Brass $59.95
- Sterling Silver Plated Brass $59.95
The new POWER RING™ Ligatures are individually CNC machined from virgin brass at the JodyJazz factory in Savannah, GA. JodyJazz POWER RING™ Ligatures comes with a deluxe pouch and have an MSRP of $59.95.
POWER RING™ Ligature models are now available for all JodyJazz Mouthpiece Series including DV, JET, HR*, GIANT and even the new SUPER JET. The size and taper of each of the POWER RING™ Ligature models is perfectly designed to be an exact fit with the designated JodyJazz mouthpiece. The POWER RING™ simply slides over the reed and becomes very secure as it is pushed tightly over the reed.
Though the new POWER RING™ Ligatures are designed specifically to fit JodyJazz mouthpieces, with multiple size options available, there's sure to be a POWER RING™ model that fits your mouthpiece whatever the brand. POWER RING™ Ligatures are available for all JodyJazz mouthpiece models except for the DV Soprano, HR* Soprano and DV Baritone which will follow soon.
Use this Guide to select the POWER RING™ Ligature that fits your mouthpiece:
Increasing the efficiency of vibration.
The best saxophone ligatures allow the reed the most freedom to vibrate. The more vibration there is from the reed, the more harmonics will be present in the saxophone sound, but increasing the efficiency of the reed's vibration will also make the mouthpiece feel easier to blow and provide more power. This was the goal for the new POWER RING™ Ligature and it is exactly what it achieves.