Meet the EVOLUTION★ system clarinets
Wood + resin: the best of both worlds
The interior diameter of the upper joint is enlarged, only on the upper half, to combine the resin. The final boring is then done in a traditional way – by hand and with our same tools. The resin used is a new patented resin. It is from a biomass that does not contain bisphenol A (BPA). BPA has been substituted with molecules derived from biomass.
Increased longevity with a 10-year warranty
Our production process associated with the sealing properties of the resin create a hermetic envelope which prevents the infiltration of humidity in the wood fibers. Henri SELMER Paris solved the problem of cracks on the most critical part of the instrument, the upper joint, and offers a 10-year warranty.
Thirty clarinetists from different climate zones around the world particularly affected by cracks tested the longevity of the EVOLUTION★ for five years, and they proved the reliability of the system.
The acoustic quality of the preserved wooden clarinet
Scientific studies along with blind acoustic tests demonstrated that there is no notable difference in sound between traditional clarinets and EVOLUTION★ system clarinets.
The graphic bellow is from the acoustic research laboratory at the Arizona State University. The professor, Joshua Gardner, did a comparative study for us to compare the sound spectrums of the Privilège clarinets versus the Privilège EVOLUTION★ system clarinets.
The thermal conductivity characteristics of the resin are superior to those of ebony, and the acoustic trials done at the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris confirmed it: clarinets equipped with the EVOLUTION★ system heat up more quickly and efficiently, so you can begin tuning faster.
The EVOLUTION★ system has been integrated to the Muse clarinet, and it is available on all our professional B-flat and A clarinets : Presence, Privilege, Signature and Recital. A star with five branches indicates the presence of the Evolution system on our clarinets. It is engraved on the top part of the upper joint.
The EVOLUTION★ system is done during the early production process, so it can not be done to existing upper joint. If you want to adapt your clarinet with the Evolution system, you can request an EVOLUTION★ upper joint.
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