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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001425.txt from 1999/01

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] selmer centered tone and Series 9
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 21:33:04 -0500

Tom,

I've got three anomolies! The unlipped middle twelfths don't cause the
needle to budge on my Bb, A abd C Selmer Series 9's. As I said they're
really nice to play in tune.

Ed Maurey

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> From: TOM RIDENOUR <klarinet@-----.net>
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] selmer centered tone and Series 9
> Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 10:21 PM
>
> Ed Maurey wrote:
> I can't agree with Tom Ridenour that it
> >has lower chalumeau
> >sharpness. Perhaps he hasn't tested them with an electronic tuner. The
> >needle practically stands still! It is the easiest, stabilest,
smoothest
> >clarinet I' ve ever played.
> >
> Ed,
> If you have a series 9 or a centered tone that has a low "A" and "Bb"
that
> are not twenty or more cents sharper......on an electronic tuner....than
> the clarion "E" and "F" from those same tone holes you have an anomaly
> indeed.
> The bore of the standard series 9 is .585 as I recall.
> Low register sharpness it probably the greatest single reason players in
> the 50's switched in droves to the small bore clarinet, which Robert
Carree
> has made acceptable in tone with his polycylindrical upper joint cone.
> I, personally, have never played a clarinet over 14.7mm (.5785) that did
> not have some degree of sharpness problems on the low "A" and other
tones.
> I can certainly play the low register of these clarinets in tune, but
only
> with gross shape distortion and loss of center in the sound to lower the
> pitch.
> Now in jazz, that doesn't matter so much as when you play classical music
> with a key board or other chamber musicians, which is about all I ever
did
> or cared to do.
> tom
>
>
>
>
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