Selmer Signet Soloist


This model of Signet seems to be different only in that it has double-plated chrome keys. The chrome plating is excellent, and may be a special alloy. Even when I got the instrument, the keys showed no tarnish. Note that there is a newer Selmer Soloist (without the word Signet).

Bore of LH joint top of #34518: 15mm
Bore of LH joint bottom of #34518: 14.5mm  (I doubt if that is normal.)

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The above pictures are courtesy of Bugbarn. By the way, Signet RH joints are not marked with a serial number. Bugbarn's pictures above show that the Soloist model should be stamped with that name on all joints.

6May2012: Serial  #13907 Thanks to Peggy S. for giving me the opportunity to review this instrument.
Barrel:  66.4mm
Bore LH joint top:  15.0mm
Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.6mm 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 0.3 at the barrel and  1  in the center for this horn.
High register
FMIT

F-5

E0

D-1

C0

B3

B-flat4

A4
Mid


G1

F-1

E-4

D0

C0

B-3
Throat tones


Bb3

A13

G0

F0

E0
Chalemeau


D5

C4

B-flat6

A4

G4

F-9

E-13


Intonation summary: Wonderful! This is pro-level intonation, and with a wide bore starting point. At least with this high of a serial number, the Soloist is better than the Selmer Signet Special

Key work quality: The key metal is not as hard as I would like. The chrome plating is very nice. I have seen some Soloists with badly bent keys.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, especially intermediate to advanced.

Phil's other reconditioned Selmer Signet Soloists:
21Jun2012 #19814. Serial number only marked on LH joint. This also, like the first that I reviewed has wonderfully shiny keys with no wear marks.
14Jun2013, #29532. For Scott W. Good playing clarinet!



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