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Offline PipeTobacco

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New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« on: May 02, 2021, 10:48:40 AM »
Hello!

I am a new person here, as I only discovered this place accidentally a little bit ago (I have been mostly on the ClarinetBB and on SaxOnTheWeb.). 

I am looking forward to participating!  I primarily play Bass Clarinet, though I also play soprano and alto. 

Recently, I was very fortunate to find a Contra Alto Clarinet after years of trying to find one in my price range.  I am very excited!  I wrote a topic in the “ID” forum here, but was not sure if that was the best place to post it.  I am hoping to figure out the specific model and approximate age of my new beast since it is a bit different than I originally thought (it is Selmer..... not Selmer-Bundy).  The serial number is 85XX. 

Thank you!  I am eager to begin participating here often! 

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Re: New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 05:48:19 PM »
Hi PipeTobacco. Congrats on the Contra and welcome!

I hope someone can offer some useful info regarding your Selmer.
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Re: New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 08:09:45 PM »
Hi PipeTobacco. Congrats on the Contra and welcome!

I hope someone can offer some useful info regarding your Selmer.
From the same post in the "Make and Model Lists and Research," I believe what OP has a Selmer USA plastic contra from approx 1960-1980, heavily leaning towards the end of that time span.
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