Selmer Series 9 Star

My thanks to Alan “BLMonopole” for giving me the opportunity to review this beautiful clarinet!


Serial  #R8166 with ** above the serial number on the LH joint.

Barrel:   64.7mm

Bore LH joint top:  15.3mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.8mm poly-cylindrical!

Selmer Series 9 Star


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 2.3mm  at the barrel and 2.0  at the center tenon.


High register


Android PitchLab


F

-6


E

-8


D

-6


C

4


B

9


B-flat

10


A

15

Mid




G

0


F

0


E

-3


D

0


C

0


B

-4

Throat tones




Bb

0


A

6


G

0


F

-1


E

-2

Chalumeau




D

10


C

0/1


B-flat

5


A

8


G

6


F

-5


E

-6


Intonation summary: This is probably a little better than my 1967 Series 9 without the star. The throat tone results were without lipping and without resonance fingerings. This has good intonation for a wide bore clarinet. It would not live up to today’s standards. I would think that the D/A (left ring finger raised) that is so sharp could be lowered in pitch by adding something (tape, chewing gum, glue, etc.) to close the hole a bit.


Key work quality: Very nice.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone.


Condition issues noted: None! The wood of this instrument is of the highest quality. Very tight and dense grain. This clarinet looks like new!




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