Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet

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Selmer Paris

Unique and unrivaled clarinet with a tone balancing roundness and presence.

The Selmer Paris Signature Bb clarinet is touted for its depth of sound and uniformly dark, clear tone quality in all ranges and dynamics. The Selmer Signature features a completely grenadilla wood body with silver-plated keys. With the Signature you concentrate on making music instead of struggling with the instrument. Complete with case, Selmer Paris C85 120 mouthpiece, and Selmer care products.
The .571" bore possesses a uniquely compact, centered, and focused voice. The softest pianissimo can be produced almost effortlessly and maintains a uniform, homogenous sound over the entire range and at all dynamic levels. Accurate intonation, particularly the treacherous throat E to high B and throat F to high C intervals, results from detailed bore proportions, precise reaming, and exact tone hole size, position, and undercutting. The Signature's modern, streamline design contributes to its quick response. Utilizing durable power-forged nickel silver keys, additional reinforcing of the exposed right-hand alternate keys increases their strength. Steel rings mounted on half of the thickness of the tenons ensure the wood stays in contact from barrel to upper and lower joints.


For a signature sound, blow a Signature clarinet. Order yours today.

 

Signature Professional Bb Clarinet Specifications:

  • Level: Professional
    Key: Bb
    Body, Barrel, and Bell Material: Grenadilla
    Key Material: Silver-plated nickel
    Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 keys
    Special Keys: Eb lever
    Tone Holes: Undercut
    Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
    Bore Size: .571" (14.50mm)
    # of Barrels: 2
    Barrel Size: 64.5mm and 62.5mm
    Pads: Leather
    Springs: Blue steel
    Includes: case, Selmer Paris C85 120 mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
    Crafted In: France
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Selmer ParisSignature Professional Bb Clarinet
 
5.0

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(25 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth, deep, beautiful tone with keywork to match.

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from Springfield, MO

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

I ordered two of these to try along with three Opus II's, and while I loved the Leblanc's, for me the absolute smoothness of tone as well as the perfect evenness of resistance throughout the entire range of the instrument made the decision easy. The lowest note on the horn is no easier or more difficult than the highest. The size of the instrument (thicker wood) felt more natural in my hands and contributed to its remarkable depth and resonance, and the keywork is excellent. The additional weight is really not that noticeable to me. The intonation is flawless, and seems to be pitched even a bit low with the long barrel. The biggest complaint about Selmer clarinets is the "saxophoney" feel of the keys, but that has been completely fixed in the Signature. Of all the horns I've played this is the best, and just from playing the one I selected one of my friends in Graduate study is in love and decided he has to have one.

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(20 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb instrument!

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from Seattle area

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

This clarinet gives you nothing but pure clarinet tone, thick and rich, full of overtones. You feel like you can focus on music making, and less on what kind of response you'll get. The keywork is spectacular, and the many raised toneholes seems to make ergonomic sense, and some perceived easier playing. The only issue I have found so far is that the raised left thumb tonehole requires you to pivot your thumb slightly more to open the register key........but something you adjust to. This clarinet meets all the superlative ratings the experts have given it. It was my choice after trying many, many instruments.

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(63 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding dark rich tone, better than the Opus, a real sleeper!!!

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from Seattle

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

I was skeptical at first and tested the R13. My son, a local university clarinetist (R13), helped in the selection process and was very impressed with the sound and response. According to him, he'd buy it if he didn't already have an R13. It performs superb for technical passages and provides excellent tone for areas where musicality is the important issue. No question, this is a great instrument and deserves to be tested when making a choice on clarinets. The only down side is that it is a little heavier than most instruments, and the case does not live up to the nature of this instrument. Anyone who buys this instrument should also get a Pro Pak as well.

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(32 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best on the market

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from Minneapolis, MN USA

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

In comparison with 3 buffet R-13's, Leblanc Opus II, Concerto II, Selmer Recital and Yamaha SEV this was definitely the best. I had been playing an old E-13 that was pretty good, so naturally I tried R-13's, but the altissimo was iffy at best on all three. The Yamaha SEV was basically an R-13 with really cool case. The Selmer Recital had darkest prettiest tone of any, but the Key work wasn't up to stuff. The weight isn't as bad as everyone says. The Concerto to was way to bright for my taste, the Opus was fairly amazing, very easy playing with a beautiful altissimo, but the tone just wasn't as dark. The signature has a deep beautiful sound (not quite as good as the recital)but the key work and general aesthetics were almost as nice as the opus II. The altissimo was very good even with the standard skin pads. (with cork pads it would probably be the best) The case isn't all that functional, but it looks good. I don't know who wouldn't get an Altieri bag for it anyway (its like a 1/4 the price of Bam cass and you get as much protection and storage). The Signature is a little pricey, but for classical and chamber it doesn't get any better.

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(21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't judge a horn by its case...

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from Wisconsin

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

Anyone who doesn't invest in a BAM or PRO-TEC case or something along those lines to protect this handcrafted piece of artwork (not to mention a superior musical instrument) deserves the discomfort caused by the "plastic handle". Also, the french-style pouchette case (which I'm assuming is the type that comes with this instrument) are intended to be carried in a case bag--hence the lack of feet, etc.--as well as a respectable handle.

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(59 of 97 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is in response to "Not all its cracked up to be."

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from EL Mass

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

This clarinet has definite advantages over the Buffet line, I agree no clarinet is perfect but built with a series of compromises. Most folks are happier with Selmer's than Buffet's for this reason. The Buffet's don't have equal resistance throughout the horn, this does, it makes playing easier. Buffet's lose their covered quality when they go over the break, this one loses very, very little. Not to mention that Selmer and Buffet use pretty much the same basic design.

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(240 of 425 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best clarinet ever played

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from Wisconsin

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

I have tried many clarinets in a quest for the perfect sound, feel and fit. When I tried my first signature I was amazed at the quality. I haven't heard or played anything better then a Selmer Signature. The extra E/Ab key comes in really handy in fast works.

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(64 of 113 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Clarinet is Amazing!

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

I played one of these for the first time last week and was immediately amazed with it's awesome tone and control! Before I picked this one up I liked the Concerto 2 by Leblanc because of it's control and focused sound, but the Selmer Signature left the Concerto 2 in the dust! If I had the money I'd buy one right now! I also rate it higher than the Opus 2 by Leblanc and the R-13 by Buffet.

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(40 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfied Customer

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from Cresline, CA USA

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

Selmer's Signature Series clarinet is a wonderful instrument. After doing a lot of research on clarinets, I decided to purchase this one, and I'm very happy with it. I'm able to play the softest piano clearly, and without the normal air tone normally produced while playing piano throat tones. The projection and intonation of the instrument are clear and precise. I would recommend this instrument to anyone who's wanting the best.

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(19 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very solid, nice playing, good sound

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from Michigan

Comments about Selmer Paris Signature Professional Bb Clarinet:

I purchased this a couple of years ago. The instrument is solid and a joy to hold. It produces a clean, dark sound and at least for me is more uniform than my R-13. It is not as big but richer. I love this instrument more than the R-13.

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