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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000108.txt from 2005/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer 10S 11
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 07:25:25 -0400

At 08:56 AM 4/7/2005 +0000, Jools Wingate wrote:
>Good Morning,
>The Selmer 10S 11 - Does anybody know why Selmer have discontinued this
>horn? I have heard 3 performances on this model (different performers) and
>i am very fond of the sound. I have found one a second hand list and am
>going to try it next week.

The Series 10S II and it's predecessors have been in Selmer's catalog since
the late 1960's. I am perfectly happy with my Series 10 from the early
70's (no S or G designations back then, but presumably it would be an
S). The new Artys and Odysee models replace the Series 10 models.

>I'd be interested to know whether anyone on the list plays/has an opinion
>on these newish Selmers.
>How do they differ from the 10S, and what has since been changed ie with
>the Signatures etc?

Bore sizes are different -- smaller, I believe. Significant changes have
been made in the keywork, too, particularly the crow's-foot keys. I find
most of the changes ergonomically beneficial. As for tone, that is in the
ear of the beholder. I like my 10, although I have not seen anything that
can beat a Signature for intonation.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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