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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000172.txt from 2010/05

From: Martin Marks <martymarks@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer S clarinet mouthpiece
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 00:09:43 -0400

Google Selmer S. It seems to be still available at some stores.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 12:03AM, "Richard D Bush" <rbushidioglot@-----.net> wrote:
>The numbers listed in the Erick Brand Refacing book for the lay
>schedule of the Selmer "S" facing Bb soprano clarinet mouthpiece are:
>32, 20, 11, 6 and a tip opening of 109. Anyone who refaces mouthpieces
>will know what these numbers mean. All I will say is that the lowered
>number sets represent half millimeter distances from the tip rail to
>where different thickness feeler gauges come to rest under the eched
>reading gauge. The thicknesses of the feeler gauges used are in 1/1000
>of an inch and are from thin to thick, .0015, .010, .024, .o34 and on
>big saxophone or harmony clarinet mouthpieces, a .050 thickness feeler
>gauge. The last number listed above, 109 means a tip opening of 1.09
>mm tip opening.
>
>While not an expert at refacing, I do know from experience that very
>few "S" faced Selmer mouthpieces ever met the above schedule.
>
>For many years in Utah, where I live and grew up, the Selmer S facing
>mouthpiece was highly recommended by the late Dr. Max F. Dalby at Utah
>State University as a good choice. While I played on several S facing
>Selmers, the only really good one I ever played on was Dr. Dalby's
>personal copy of this mouthpiece.
>
>The S facing mouthpiece was considered a medium short, medium tip
>opening mouthpiece.
>
>Richard Bush
>
>On May 18, 2010, at 9:30 PM, Shertzer, Howard (shertzhg) wrote:
>
>I have an old (about 1975) Selmer S mouthpiece that plays very well.
>It is not made anymore, and I cannot find the specs on tip opening and
>facing for this mouthpiece.
>Does anyone have that information?
>Thanks.
>Howard
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