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Discussion in 'Selmer Paris' started by Semiconductor, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Semiconductor

    Semiconductor

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    Hello, all!

    I'm looking for an ID and information on this Selmer Eb clarinet. Here's the details:

    The owner is a broke HS program (is there another kind?)

    I was told it's a Series 9, but the serial number is X7xxx, so after the introduction of the Series 10.

    However, unlike Bb Series 9/10s I've seen it doesn't say what model it is.

    The throat tones were WAY flat, starting at F#. That made me suspicious about the thumb tube. I pulled the tube, cleaned it up and put it back in straight (it had been a little off). I decided (and the owner agreed) that it's better, but not great.

    So:
    Series 9? 10? Something else?
    Ideas on flat throat tones?

    Then also:
    Possible value of such a thing? The traditional Ebay search is kind of useless, as there have been so few listing for a horn like this. (There were three relists of the same horn by the same seller, all starting at around $1000 and no bids.)
    The few I found similarly did not have a series # engraved on the horn.
    The condition is that it needs a repad, but is not beat to hell.
     
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  2. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    the large register nut is CT / Series 9 era. I can't recall the 10 but I don't think it has this attribute.

    the register key height to the register vent is ever so critical on the Ebs & Cs. I suggest raising it a bit. sand the cork under the thumb area thinner, this should raise it some to at least see if there is a variation.

    i would say research ebay for a value, but you have. If a no bid at $1k then the value would be less than that.
     
  3. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    My Series 10S full Boehm...

    ...comes with such a nut as well.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Terry, we're talking about the clarinet itself, not the player :p


    so I guess anything CT, Series 9, 10, 10S ..... YMMV
     

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