Whether playing classical or jazz, the Optimum Ligature's 3 pressure plates will accommodate your style: A rich, colourful sonority which produces great resonance. Pressure along the fibre of the reed facilitates an unbelievable blowing ease. Incredible ease of articulation. A more compact, centred sonority, smooth even sound and extraordinary blowing ease. The reed vibrates in total freedom, producing a very flexible sound. Greater ease of expression. This ligature would be suitable for an intermediate or professional player, looking for a top-quality ligature to facilitate great ease of expression, with freedom.