Rovner ligatures incorporate an old idea for creating pure, natural sound... they softly hold the reed to the mouthpiece with no pressure points, just as if the reed were tied on with a string. Because there are no pressure points or rigid constraints on the reed, the reed seats evenly to the facing of the mouthpiece and the result is reduced stiffness and increased tonal clarity, as well as an unparalleled extension to reed life. These features contribute to the playing characteristics for which Rovner Ligatures are famous; even scales, accurate intonation and excellent control.
The Rovner Dark has won acceptance worldwide for its ability to perform like a classic string ligature, but with greater convenience. It delivers a big, centered tone with the ease of control and playability that only a string ligature can give. You will find the same improved cap design as for the Rovner Light, offering effective reed protection.