Pedler Premiere




Serial   #P859 I would say this instrument might have been made in 1955-58, around the end of the Pedler line. The company was sold to Selmer in 1959. Thanks to Chris for giving me the opportunity to review this.

Barrel:  63.4mm
Bore LH joint top:  15.0mm
Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.75mm, wide bore poly-cylindrical

Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.






For this test, I pulled 2.4mm  at the barrel and  1.6  in the center for this horn. I even pulled the mouthpiece a tiny bit

High register
FMIT

F-6

E1

D1

C3

B6

B-flat3

A6
Mid


G4

F4

E3

D3

C4

B-1
Throat tones


Bb0

A0

G-1

F0

E-5
Chalemeau


D-1

C-1

B-flat5

A4

G-5

F-9

E-4


Intonation summary: One MUST pull a lot with this clarinet! It could use a different barrel. This one is stamped, and is obviously the original. Must have been produced according to a somewhat higher pitch on purpose. But once one pulls out, the intonation is quite good. And being a wide bore clarinet, it plays freely with a nice round sound. A longer barrel or tuning rings would be helpful for this clarinet.

Key work quality: Some accident happened to this clarinet and the right hand rings were badly bent. Other than that, they key work seems hard enough for all but the hardest situations. I would not want to see this used in a marching band.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Adults wanting to play jazz.

Pedler Premiere




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