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 Re: What was wrong with the Selmer 10G?
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-09-14 00:10

Ruben, I still play on my 10Gs bought in 1972 (Bb) and 1983 (A). By now they are probably "blown out" if there is such a thing, and I imagine a new set (approaching $10K or more) of Buffets or, maybe Uebels, might have more zip. But I've always liked the solidity and clarity of their tone and the general intonation. You have to keep in mind always that 10Gs weren't designed to follow in the Selmer line - they were meant to closely replicate an R13 adjusted to American tastes by Hans Moennig.

The problem continues with the use of "darker" and "brighter" when you describe their sound. Gigliotti meant to create an instrument that was "darker" in the sense that it was less strident, easier to control and better in tune off the shelf (without the benefit of Moennig's setup procedures) than R13s fresh from the Buffet factory. He described the sound as having an ideal combination of German and French qualities. I confess I never really heard the German part of the tone, but then I had never heard a German clarinetist live when the 10Gs came out (nor have I heard many except on recordings since). But even now my 10Gs seem to sound more concentrated and intense than my much older Moennig-adjusted R13.

Karl

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