Strasser

I believe that I have read somewhere that the Strasser was the lowest level of the SML clarinets. I think this one is somewhat lower quality keywork than I have seen with the very top models of SML clarinets, but you can't get better intonation than this. This is another **Phil's Favorite**.

See the related King Strasser here.

Strasser



Many thanks to Paul Phillips who gave me this clarinet and provided the opportunity to review it.


Serial  #356

Barrel:   65.7mm

Bore LH joint top:  14.8mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.5mm


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 mm  at the barrel and 0 mm  at the center tenon. I had to use a 64.3 Ridenour barrel to be in tune. So this test is not with the original barrel.







High register


Android nTune


F

-10


E

-3


D

0


C

0


B

0


B-flat

0


A

0

Mid




G

-4


F

0


E

0


D

6


C

6


B

0

Throat tones




Bb

-1


A

0


G

0


F

-6


E

0

Chalumeau




D

0


C

-2


B-flat

6


A

6


G

-1


F

-7


E

-13


Intonation summary: This is professional level poly-cylindrical intonation.


Key work quality: This is good intermediate key work. I noticed things I didn’t like about the fit and finish that made it more difficult to seat pads.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, beginner to professional.


Condition issues noted: none. Wonderful reddish wood. The reddish wood for everything except the bell is very, very dense.







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