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Hey guys,
I've got this new Selmer Spirit alto piece I'm getting ready to review, and it is the only one in this tip opening I have access to. It plays nicely, but I was wondering if baffle defects like this affect the sound and if so, how? See the attached picture. Thanks!
 

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If it plays fine I wouldn't worry about it. The asymmetry is pretty far from the tip, if it isn't making it want to squeak it isn't a problem.
Thanks! Good to hear from someone who knows about this subject! Is a defect like this common? What would cause this?
 

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Is a defect like this common? What would cause this?
Common from Selmer, I don't know. Either it's normal variance in the moulding process (I'm guessing here -- although Selmer's other pieces are machined/shaped out of rod rubber, this sort of shape is most often moulded), or (probably most likely) the blank was put in slightly rotated when the table and facing were cut.
 
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