“Shorty” Replica 50’s Selmer Scroll Shank Soprano
We are very proud and excited to release the Retro Revival "SHORTY," a stunning replica of the 50’s “round chamber short scroll shank" soprano mouthpiece. Over the years this highly sought-after model became the industry's favorite and is still the standard bearer for soprano mouthpieces. Our spectacular performing and much improved re-make of the vintage classic “scroll shank”, is precision CNC milled from the best German rod rubber and hand finished.
Anyone looking for a great “scroll shank”, knows how rare and difficult they are to find, especially with larger tip openings. Retro Revival’s "SHORTY" is available in tip sizes from “D” to “H”.
Our personal search for an original “scroll" took close to three years to locate an “F” that actually performed well. In our opinion, these new replicas play better than the originals, more consistent, more dynamic range and more open in the palm keys. Basically, we have taken out the quirks while keeping the beauty. In comparison to the originals, we have provided more efficiency and sparkle that was lacking in most. Of course, intonation is the crucial concern on any soprano mouthpiece. The Retro Revival “SHORTY” has amazing tuning stability with just enough resistance for control in all registers. With popping articulation and clean positive response in the palm keys, we feel our Shorty will surely impress. Please refer to our video examples of Bob Sheppard and others play testing the "SHORTY”. You can feel our excitement to finally offer this beautiful performing soprano replica and we feel the "SHORTY" will fill a long standing void in the market place, eliminating the expense and frustration we have all experienced. As we Know finding an E, F, or G original Selmer would set you back at least $ 500.00+ on eBay!