The New POWER RING® Ligature
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
- Sterling Silver Plated Brass
POWER RING Ligature with Cap
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.
New Hand-Hammered POWER RING in Rose Gold
To accompany our new Limited Edition Hand-Hammered HH Tenor mouthpiece in Rose Gold, we are now offering a matching POWER RING which is also Hand-Hammered and finished in Rose Gold. The HRT1HHRG POWER RING is our HRT1 POWER RING which, like the HH Tenor, has been Hand-Hammered and finished in a beautiful Rose Gold plate. The Hand-Hammered Tenor and POWER RING in Rose Gold together make for one of the most stunning looking setups that we offer. In addition to fitting the new Hand-Hammered Tenor model, the new HRT1HHRG POWER RING also fits all the same mouthpiece models as the standard HRT1 POWER RING.
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
“The JodyJazz POWER RING is a work of genius. The heavy mass of the ligature lends incredibly rich resonance to the tone, while the limited contact points allow for great life in the sound and terrific ease of articulation. I own over a hundred excellent ligatures, and the POWER RING blows them all away. These are not just for jazz… they are also beautiful classical ligatures with the most resonant core sound you’ve ever heard for soloists, large ensemble, and chamber players.”
POWER RING Ligature models are now available for most JodyJazz Mouthpiece models including HR*, HR* CUSTOM DARK, DV, DV NY, DV CHI, JET and 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.
Now Available For Clarinet!
POWER RING Ligatures are now available for Clarinet. The new POWER RING Ligature CL1 (Gold) and CL1S (Silver) models fit the HR* Clarinet, Chedeville Umbra and Chedeville SAV Bb Clarinet models. The new CL2 (Gold) and CL2S (Silver) models fit the Chedeville Elite Bb Clarinet and most of the other most popular Clarinet mouthpiece models available on the market today.
POWER RING Ligature JodyJazz Model Fit Guide
Use this Guide to find the POWER RING Ligature that fits your JodyJazz mouthpiece. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the distinctive size and shape of the POWER RING Ligature you will require a larger cap for your setup! That is why all POWER RING Ligatures now also include a cap. To use this guide, locate your mouthpiece in the chart then see which POWER RING Ligature model you will need.
For a more comprehensive POWER RING fit chart including other brand mouthpieces please click here.
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.