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Author: Claire 
Date:   1999-09-15 00:52

I am a former all-state high school clarinetist that is eight years out of practice. Recently, I was asked to join a community wind ensemble, composed of some professionals, some "old" players like myself, and some students. My Buffet was stolen out of my car and I had to replace it on a very tight budget-- I got barely half the value of it on the insurance claim.

I bought a used Selmer, a Series 9. When I finally took it to rehearsal, people actually asked me "Is THAT a Series 9?" One other clarinetist, who was just FULL of unsolicited advice, told me that I had made a terrible mistake. I also bought a Selmer mouthpiece, I tried several out and like the HS the best. He thought that was the worst too. Will there be a bore differential problem? I know that it will take some practice to get used to the new horn and the new mouthpiece. Have I really made a mistake?

I really liked this instrument when I bought it-- the tone is really nice and the wood is perfectly beautiful. Everything is in very good shape and I got a very good price on it. But, the same player who gave me the horrible news of my terrible mistake also plays very sharp and all through rehearsal, I felt I was so out of tune-- it was impossible for me to judge to my own intonation.

Does anyone know anything about the Series 9?

Thanks for all of your help!

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