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 Re: Selmer Paris K4000 serial number
Author: Bill 
Date:   2006-08-19 02:54

I have L296 (a three-digit serial number), which I believe is made to "K" series specifications. It has a much smaller bore than my N series.

Intonation is excellent, great twelfths. I had some problems with it in the beginning when I used a short barrel I was convinced was the right one to use (came with the instrument, etc.). As soon as I started using the 66 mm that came with my N series Selmer, it tuned up excellently. It is an odd clarinet in that the lower joint extends higher than all the other clarinets I have seen. Also, the top joint extends noticably higher above the register key hole than average. Even the bell is more elongated.

When I purchased it, I was shopping for a BT or at least a Selmer in that range. Of course, I didn't obtain that. But now I am in awe of K series Selmers. And, anyway, my personal theory is that Selmer bores widened up into the N series (i.e., I think N's were wider than the famous BTs). I have the L, an unrefurbished M (not a BT but an early N-style), and my N. The N is the widest.

But there no touching the P series CT. Tough choices. I think I'll keep them all.


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