Hi. Does anyone one here own and play a Selmer C** soprano Soloist? Racer.
OK...so here’s deal with these. They all have the same chamber design. The Soloist has a slightly longer shank and the facing on top, but otherwise they are the same. The ones with the facing on the table were made at the same time as the small chamber Airflows on alto and tenor. NONE of the soprano pieces are marked “Airflow” because they didn’t change the chamber.I have a C* scroll-shank soprano piece, but not the C**. I correspond off-site with a fellow SOTW member who has a C** scroll-shank with the scroll removed, probably to shorten the overall length for certain saxophones that have outside thingies that prevent mouthpieces from shoving on far enough.
Neither his nor mine have SOLOIST marked on the piece. Some claim they are Airflow models. They are for sure Soloist-STYLE. DAVE
Weird. There are a lot of oddities with the shanks on these. My C** has actually had a lot of the shank cut off, so that won’t be helpful.Thanks for the heads up Dave. Well I am beginning to see the picture evolving. This is not about being a mouthpiece geek. I would like to understand how they produced Selmer Soprano m/p across the range. Dave says his C* is about 3/8 ths ins dia. My C** is .402 dia the D m/p is .3412 we have E, F, G and maybe more I don't know.But is reducing this diameter all Selmer did at the time?
I can do that. Here’s what mine looks like BTW...it has been REALLY shortened.J Max. My C** has also been shortened supposedly to allow the piece to be further onto the cork, for tuning you would think. It's the diameter to the chamber I am trying to ask you to measure, it's not the same as the part where the cork fits. I can send you pictures.
My D is like that. They are the same piece (I think I talked about it above) but this one has had the shank cut off above the scroll.Hello I think I am talking about a different piece. The C** that I have and also the D mouthpieces have the these sizes in an oval on the lay. May I thank you for showing the interest
It’s a very rare piece that you have. A large chamber piece with the current logo on it.All points taken. But I gather from the lack of replies, that there isn't a Soprano piece out there with C** in an oval ON THE TABLE I have one so I am lucky. It is internally nothing like a D piece. On the C* pieces I have seen the oval is across the table.racer. I may sell it.