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by danman9113
(19 posts)
7 years ago

Vintage Selmer C*s

What is the difference between

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  1. by sax_maniac
    (984 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

    There are many variants of C*, so the answer to your question depends on which two you have in mind. If there are examples/pictures you can direct to, I can probably answer your question.

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    1. by danman9113
      (19 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

      I dont have pictures, all I know mostly is that the scroll shanks have a horseshoe type chamber and the regular C*s have a squared chamber

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      1. by sax_maniac
        (984 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

        C* is a facing tip opening size. S80 and S90 are square chambered. The Soloists are horseshoe chambered with the LT model (both scroll and modern shank) having a medium round chamber. Pre-Soloist pieces and Airflow models had round chambers - the older models having very large round chambers like a Buescher or Link. Some of the pre-Soloists have medium round chambers - these being the pieces Larry Teal had Selmer bring back as the LT model.

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        1. by danman9113
          (19 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

          and what differences in sound and playing do the square and horshoe chambers have?

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        2. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

          The shape of the chamber is not relevant - the area of the opening is, however (small vs. large). Having said that, the other features of the mpc design matter more to the sound - the shape of the chamber is the least relevant design feature. Tip opening, baffle shape, beak profile - those matter to a much greater extent.

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        3. by danman9113
          (19 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

          So are you saying the two pieces can be identical? If they are both a C* facing?

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        4. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Vintage Selmer C*s

          If the internals like the baffle and sidewalls are similar, then two C* facings CAN play very similarly. There is a lot of variation with mouthpeice manufacturing, so very often you can play two of the same design and facing and they play a little differently from each other.

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