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 RE: selmer signet soloist
Author: Dee 
Date:   1999-02-23 23:56

Basically I agree with Ken. Before investing in a different clarinet, try a top notch mouthpiece. You can mail order several from the dealers (of course they require a credit card to secure the trial mouthpieces). Test them out and return what you don't want.

Leblanc's Normandy model kind of falls between classifications. It is a step up from the student plastic horns but doesn't quite fit into the category of intermediate. I have played in bands where several people had them (including my stand partner in one band) and they are a very good sounding instrument.

It is very difficult to recommend brands of models of clarinets as each person likes different things. Generally I would simply recommend staying with the four major makers (Buffet, Leblanc, Selmer, and Yamaha) and just play on different ones to test them out. These are all quality manufacturers but the characteristics that I love may be ones that you hate and vice versa. Both my daughters disliked my Leblanc simply because they could tell the weight difference between it and the one that they were playing. Newer Leblancs are lighter I believe but mine is noticeably heavier than Buffet's R13. In general, Leblancs have lighter, more delicate (but still sturdy) keywork. Some people like this because they think it is more responsive while others prefer keys that feel more substantial. The main thing is to do the research as to what models fall into what category. For current models, just get a catalog from any of the major mail order outfits shown under the Retail section of the menu on the bulletin board. For older models, you will need to ask people such as those who frequent this board.

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