I have for many years played jazz on a Selmer 'Signet' that I bought in New York in the 70s. The instrument is a pleasure to play - I like it better than more expensive instruments - but it has a peculiarity: from time to time, notes between clarion B and clarion E will refuse to sound; no air flows at all; it's as if a cork had been inserted in the mouthpiece. I couldn't - of course! - reproduce the problem when I visited my experienced mender, who was baffled by it. I flatter myself that I'm not to blame. But can anyone think of a cause?
Sidney Fell Virtuoso soloist [Lincoln Center etc]Ed Thomas concerto premiere Pro Arte Orchestra Concert and TV appearances Professor Royal College of Music Head of Department Royal Northern College Director/Principal of London Symphony Orchestra