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Can anyone guide me it the direction of vintage Selmer soprano's? I would like to know the preferred MK VI and or Balanced Action soprano's or the preferred serial numbers.
 

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Michael Ward said:
I like late V1's and play a very late one. I've had about six and they varied a lot like all Mark V1's. All you can do is try a few, make sure they're set up and choose one you like. The best one I had was a late seventies one. Wish I'd kept it.I had a couple that didn't play well even after set up.
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I also agree with Michael. I've never played a VI I liked, but I realize others love 'em. I don't think the serial-number-range method for selecting one is valid.

A friend bought a BA soprano a few years ago and loved it - cost him, though. DAVE
 

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Yeah -- Serial #'s don't mean anything --- the best horn I've ever played was a non original gold plated 225,xxx mark vi alto -- I had the $ to buy it but for some reason I bought an sba instead ( a bad playing one ) . --- I still regret it and if I had the chance I would give up both of my 5 digit mark vi's for that horn .
 

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I have a 1977 VI which I like more and more everyday. I've heard that after 250,xxx they get more consistent but who knows?:?

SBA Sopranos sell for BIG BUCKS and you'd have to be willing to buy a few to get one you like.
 
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