Selmer/Coppen, Bass Clarinet to low C
This is a fine condition Coppen conversion of a Selmer, Paris, Bass Clarinet, originally to low Eb, in Grenadilla wood, to low C. This design replicates the keywork of the Mark I the first model Selmer 33 Bass. The original and sole owner is a London based professional, and this instrument is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, he bought this Bass new some 5 years ago. The Nickel Silver plate throughout is in good condition, with only slight wear to the ring finger touch pieces. The crook is in good condition, and the bell shows only some minor scratches and pin point dings. The new additional keywork is un-plated. The wood throughout is in very good condition, with no cracks, repairs, or any other damage. The pads throughout are black neoprene [like superpads] with stitching on the larger pads, this is done by John Coppen to prevent sagging. The Bass has been down to our workshop, for regulation, a complete strip down, with touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary. It plays perfectly and should be maintenance free for some time to come. The matching serial nos. are P7122, which dates the original instrument to 1953. The R&S case is in excellent condition. The m'piece is a Fobes, again in very good used condition. A floor peg is provided, as are several new reeds and accessories. NB. The pictured Bass stand is not included.