Pedler Premiere

Serial #P859 I would say this instrument might have been made in 1955-58, around the end of the Pedler line. The company was sold to Selmer in 1959. Thanks to Chris for giving me the opportunity to review this.Barrel: 63.4mmBore LH joint top: 15.0mmBore LH joint at bottom: 14.75mm, wide bore poly-cylindricalIntonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.For this test, I pulled 2.4mm at the barrel and 1.6 in the center for this horn. I even pulled the mouthpiece a tiny bit

Intonation summary: One MUST pull a lot with this clarinet! It could use a different barrel. This one is stamped, and is obviously the original. Must have been produced according to a somewhat higher pitch on purpose. But once one pulls out, the intonation is quite good. And being a wide bore clarinet, it plays freely with a nice round sound. A longer barrel or tuning rings would be helpful for this clarinet.

Key work quality: Some accident happened to this clarinet and the right hand rings were badly bent. Other than that, they key work seems hard enough for all but the hardest situations. I would not want to see this used in a marching band.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Adults wanting to play jazz.