100 Years of Selmer Clarinets

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  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Very Cool
    The last page gives a list of all the Selmer clarinets from Radio Improved to the Saint Louis.

    I was just over at the SOTW and the clarinet search is difficult because they don't have a clarinet makes and manufactures section.

    It would be ever so nice if somebody over hear that is a Selmer expert gave the rundown on all or some of the makes they are familiar with.
     
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    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Kind of like this ?
    http://www.clarinetperfection.com/clsnSelmerParis.htm
     
  4. bobsax

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    Hi Steve
    That's an awesome page.
    Great work and thanks.

    I've got a P10XX A clarinet. The speaker bush is a little different and it has a small hole in the bell to sharpen the low notes. My repair man said he'd never seen one on an A clarinet.

    P Series - Centered Tone series - identifiable by a large hexagonal speaker bush (the body octave hole). Benny Goodman made these instruments famous. The Centered Tone bore changed through the years. Initially it was a cylindrical bore of 15.00mm to 15.10mm. The barrel was 66mm long and had a slightly wider 15.15 bore.
    After the Q series the bore changed and continued on through the Series 9. The Q series brought along the change of longer upper and lower joints of approximately 5mm.
    If you click on the brochure for a full page view you will notice the options you had with these clarinets. And another interesting note - the mouthpiece in the picture is a lower emblem mouthpiece - not the oval table (which has a middle body crest emblem - see the Mouthpiece gallery for pictures of these). So .. one would assume the Ovals came AFTER the introduction of the CTs.
     
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    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Now, what about the rest of the harmony clarinets? I see data for the period up to about 1930, but nothing during the time period that I am interested in (post 1950).
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    waiting for you to provide all the information and pictures Terry .....
     

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