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Discussion in 'Selmer Paris' started by tjontheroad, Sep 25, 2008.
Editors note... Upon further review, the included mouthpiece is a C85-105. Nice playin' piece too.
The C85s' are nice mouthpieces. My daughter uses the 105 on her Selmer Omega, and I use mine on a set of vintage Selmer full boehms.
Currently on the Signature I'm using a Portnoy 03.
Oddly enough, the one that I have (German style, bought a long time ago) has long time passing been relegated to the mouthpiece box. Even with the proper German reeds (stiff as a board), I never felt that it performed up to par.
For my Oehler needs, I've gravitated to a Vandorn mouthpiece, lay unknown, that works well both with the German style reeds and my sorry lip. Prior to the advent of the internet, I didn't even know that they offered them.
Just thought I'd follow up his thread by saying that, after a couple weeks, I'm even more happy with the Artys. It plays great and it has really invigorated my interest in the instrument. I've found myself forgetting often to limit my play time during the break in period 'cause I'm having so much fun with it. I don't think I'd call my 9 a backup instrument. But, it may end up that way
I've dared to do my first clarinet recording for "post"erity. If you dare to listen (with a few squeaks and all), you're welcome.
http://web.mac.com/tjontheroad1/iWeb/tjontheroad1/1st Clarinet recording.html
I had a feeling you'd like it.
The Selmer C85s are nice - I have a 105, 115 and 125-BAS, with the 125 being a (B)ootman (A)ustralian (S)pecial
good recording. I noticed you liked to use vibrato too
The C85 works better on the 9 where it lightens the tone some. I used the Grabner K14 on the recording.
I do like a tad of vibrato on longer notes. I need more long tone time to get rid of it elsewhere
In case anyone is interested, I see wwbw has brought the price down to $1199 for the "A" model.
That's seriously cheap for a brand new pro level "A" clarinet. I'm very happy with my "Bb". It's getting most of my practice time.
Wowser, that price should ensure than existing stocks are depleted.