Rovner Dark Saxophone Ligature

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Our most popular ligature at Sax!  Durable, easy to use and sounds great!

The 'DARK' original Rovner ligature that has won acceptance worldwide for its ability to perform like the classic string ligature, but with greater convenience.

Features - Dark

  • Dark, warm and resonant
  • Assists in producing a full, centered tone
  • A solid and remarkable performer since 1974!
  • Although technologically superior, its sound is similar to the sound produced by the age-old string ligature.
  • Made in the USA

Comes with a Rovner plastic mouthpiece cap included. 

Choosing The Right Size

Hard Rubber/Plastic Mouthpieces

If you have a standard sized hard rubber or plastic mouthpiece (such as a Yamaha 4C or Selmer C*), you will want to select the following sizes: 

  • Soprano = 1RVS
  • Alto = 1RL
  • Tenor = 2R
  • Baritone = 3R (except in the case of Otto Link, Meyer, Vandoren V16 and other slimmer style baritone mouthpieces)
Metal Mouthpieces

Metal mouthpieces can vary a lot in size depending on the brand, but the majority of well known manufacturers will take the following sizes: 

  • Alto = 1M
  • Tenor = 2M
  • Baritone = 3ML

The main exception to this rule is Metal Otto Links, which take the following sizes: 

  • Alto = 3ML
  • Tenor = 3ML
  • Tenor (New York Model) = 3ML-NY
  • Baritone = 3MVL

Please Note: Despite Rovners extensive list of options, there are occasionally mouthpieces where the correct size is not immediately obvious. This is particularly true of baritone and bass mouthpieces, which can vary in size considerably depending on make. If you are at all unsure about which ligature would be best for your mouthpiece, please get in touch via and we'll be happy to help you!

    Delivery & Returns


    If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here


    Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.


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