Topic: Alternative Lefreque Band
I'm using the Lefreque attached to the bocal and wing joint. I cut the original silicone bands in half as suggested in Barrick Stees's blog, but ran out of them eventually. They just get old and break after a few months. I got some of the new bands for bassoon. They seem to be made out of something like aluminum foil. I don't like them at all. They break really easily and can scratch the silver plating if you're not careful.
Has anyone found an alternative to these bands? I was thinking about silicone o-rings, but they're probably too stiff. I also looked into just a plain rubber-band, but they seem too flexible to do an adequate job.
Thanks for your input.
-An Allegedly Professional Conductor