Re: Selmer Soloists
I do know a lot about selmer m/p's. The short shanks are more because there are fewer of them - they are more rare. All of my soloists are long shanks, all of my teachers soloists are long shanks - he used to play in the kenton band, and not that many great player play soloists anyways, if you look at it, the main jazzers are on dukoffs, links and meyers, the legit players on raschers, vandorens, the S-80 or 90, the LT and rousseaus. If the short shank is better than the long, then why are the new soloists ONLY availiable with a long shank. Not to mention that the altissimo on short shanks is really bad - not too sure why that is - I think it is because you have to push it on farther in relation to the chambr, effectively making the chamber shorter.