Yanagisawa "Sixs" Ligature and Classical Mouthpieces

Dual-Use Ligature for Alto Saxophone and B♭Clarinet

We've harnessed our own structural technologies to develop and produce a ligature you can use on comparably sized alto saxophone and Bb clarinet mouthpieces.

It enables the sax and clarinet to bring out their unique tonal qualities and play to their fullest potential.

Posted: Wed, May 1, 2019

Yanagisawa "Sixs" Ligature and Classical Mouthpieces

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The Yany SIXS allows the horn to project well not only in chamber music settings but also in concert halls and open outdoor spaces and also reduces the risk of being drowned out by other instruments during ensemble performances. Players are better able to feel the vibrations of the reed, achieve improved control, and produce a resonant voice with a stronger core.

Gain broader dynamic range with the flexibility to handle a diverse array of musical genres and produce a wealth of tonal colors with richer, deeper, warmer lows, shimmering mids, and easier, relaxed highs.


Model: Yany SIXS (Patent pending)
Instruments: For Alto Saxophone and B♭Clarinet
(hard-rubber mouthpieces)
Material: 24K Gold-plated brass
Style: Inverted single-screw design
Cap: Dedicated cap for Yany SIXS (sold separately)

Roots of the "Yany SIXS" name and design

[Yany SIXS]"Yany" is from our popular nickname, while "SIXS" is a coined word derived from the six spaces established between the mouthpiece and reed.

[Design]The SIXS incorporates a unique design with six spatially arranged contact points and an integrated Yanagisawa "Y" motif. Four small, gold-plated brass discs stabilize the reed, holding it firmly against the mouthpiece while ensuring full freedom of vibration. The ligature hugs the mouthpiece barrel through four Ebonite spacers. An inverted single-screw mechanism allows uniform tightening through all contact points for excellent response. The engraved, hexagonal screw head adds an appealing classical touch.


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After years of manufacturing high-quality ebonite and metal jazz mouthpieces, Yanagisawa is proud to offer a full line of classical saxophone mouthpieces. The new classical mouthpieces offer free-blowing qualities with a rich and warmly resonant tone. Classical models are available with two facing options in each voice (SATB).

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About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. With a focus on quality craftsmanship,

innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities and is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones. For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com.

About the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing exemplary programs, services and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. This mission is accomplished through five main areas including the Educational Clinician Network, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program. Collectively we seek a world where every child has access and support to a quality music education. For more information, visit http://education.conn-selmer.com or contact us at, education@conn-selmer.com, or 574-523-0698.

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