I just received a new Klassik clarinet ligature and I quickly noticed that Vandoren has changed the size of the wood peg that comes with the ligature. The purpose of the peg is to maintain the shape of the string ligature when its not being used on your mouthpiece. In positioning the lig on the peg, this helps me to adjust the ligature's slipknots before putting the lig on my mouthpiece. This method of using the Klassik has worked great for me since I started using the lig several years ago. The size of the wood peg that came with my older Klassik is perfect for having the Klassik just the right size for my Grabner clarinet mouthpiece. However, the new Klassik lig has a larger size peg...shorter and fatter. I'd really like to know why Vandoren changed the size of the peg.
I'm going to write to Vandoren to express a disappointment over this change. I've already sent a note to Sharon at Weiner Music (where I ordered the lig) to see if she has any information about the change.