Selmer Series 9

Selmer Series 9






My father purchased a Selmer Series 9 from our local music store, I think around 1966. I seem to remember that the price was $400. So this is like what I played through high school. I like it!


Serial  #S4827

Barrel:   68.00mm Long!

Bore LH joint top:  15.2mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.75mm  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 0  at the barrel and 0  at the center tenon.   This barrel is too long for me!


High register


Android gStrings


F

-3


E

0


D

1


C

0


B

0


B-flat

-5


A

-5

Mid




G

-7


F

-6


E

-5


D

-7


C

-9


B

-4

Throat tones




Bb

0


A

0


G

1


F

0


E

-2

Chalumeau




D

1


C

-2


B-flat

0


A

0


G

-6


F

?


E

-6


Intonation summary: The original barrel is way too long at 68mm! The barrel is marked with a 9, so it seems that it was original. I do play flatter than many players. The test results show that this clarinet would play very well in tune in deed— if one used a standard 66mm barrel. My series 9 was out of tune in the throat tones. If I remember rightly, that was the reason I switched to a Buffet in 1969. This one has great throat tones.


Key work quality: Very good.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, but most appropriate for people who want to play jazz with an open sound, due to the huge bore.


Condition issues noted: none.



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