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 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: Maruja 
Date:   2021-04-03 17:55

My husband has bought me an elderly Selmer bass clarinet. It is not working very well at the moment, so I will need to get it adjusted. I just wondered what model it might be. It is plastic, one piece and I know it is a student model. It says USA on it and there is a small logo above that which is illegible. I am keen to know a bit more about it before I spend good money on a decent mouth piece, stand etc. Any information gratefully received!

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 Re: 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2021-04-03 18:20

It’s a Bundy. It’s a student level instrument although they play fairly well when set up properly.

For a mouthpiece a Fobes Debut is an excellent affordable option.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: Maruja 
Date:   2021-04-04 15:00

Thank you for the information and for the recommendation of a mp. Can you also recommend a ligature? Many thanks
Maruja

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 Re: 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-04-04 15:17

I'd recommend a Rovner fabric ligature as they don't slip and won't mark the mouthpiece or the reed.

Either the 3RL https://howarthlondon.com/pic.aspx?vid=1764 ...
... or the L-3RL https://howarthlondon.com/pic.aspx?vid=259913

Chris.

Post Edited (2021-04-04 15:18)

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 Re: 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: Max S-D 
Date:   2021-04-04 18:36

Those are great instruments once you get them in good working shape. I have a nicer (and significantly more expensive) bass clarinet now, but I still enjoy my old Bundy when I pull it out.

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 Re: 2nd hand Selmer bass clarinet
Author: Maruja 
Date:   2021-04-04 20:53

That's really nice to know! I shall take it to Graham deVere White who is a genius technician near us to get it into shape....

Many thanks to you all for taking the trouble to advise me. Here's to my new career on the bass!

Maruja

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