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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000115.txt from 1996/01

From: Michael D Moors - Alpena <mdmoors@-----.US>
Subj: Re: Selmer Signet Clarinet
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 23:49:01 -0500


Thanks for the interesting interchange. The Signet Soloist has been
changed to a Signet Special, I guess that dates me. When someone asks
for an opinion your are going to get differing points of view.

Even though we don't agree on clarinets I have read with great interest your
articles on repairs. Talk to you later.


On Fri, 5 Jan 1996, Steve Prescott wrote:

> Mike wrote:
> If it is a Signet 100 I have found them to be one of the worst (entry
> >level) wood horns on the market. They don't have undercut tone holes
> and intonation is suspect. On the other had Selmer put out a Signet
> Soloist model. Many of these are decent intermediate horns.
> >
> >Mike Moors
> >
> Mike,
> I have not had any bad experiences with the Selmer Signet 100 clarinet.
> I recommend the wood Selmer Signet 100 or the Yamaha YCL62 wood clarinet
> to my beginning students. I prefer the sound of the Selmer 100 as
> opposed to the Yamaha 62 even though I play Yamaha YCL 72's.
> The Signet 100 has a fairly even scale and plays easily for the
> beginner. Are you basing your opinion on more than one clarinet?
> I agree that the Signet Soloist (or is it Signet Special?) is a good
> (beginner) clarinet.
> Steve.
> Steve Prescott
> Instrument Rep.Tech./Clarinetist
> Indiana State University

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