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King K-90

Postby KiltieTuba » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:20 pm

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/msg/6015519933.html

Someone is always looking for one of these!

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Re: King K-90

Postby roweenie » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:32 pm

Not even adequate for our friend Mr. Three-Valves.... :shock: ?

It's got two valves, but you'll get used to it. Trust me.
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Re: King K-90

Postby bloke » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:29 pm

' looks to be in pretty good shape...

...Were it really beat up, I guess it would be caniney.
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Re: King K-90

Postby TheGoyWonder » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 pm

looks like same 19" bell (and maybe then some) as a 1241?
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Re: King K-90

Postby roweenie » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:40 pm

bloke wrote:
...Were it really beat up, I guess it would be caniney.


That pun was really a dog...... :roll:
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Re: King K-90

Postby the elephant » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:46 pm

Why would he have the functionality of the Ab slip-slide removed permanently? WTF?

This is in excellent condition and very much worth $600 if you need one of these. If not, please keep in mind that it is not fully chromatic and does not even have a low Bb. It is pitched in the key of G and the two valves work like 1 and 2 on a normal tuba, lowering it by a whole step and a half step. There is no third valve, so it cannot play notes that require that. There are NO books of music or etudes for this instrument whatsoever. You will either have to learn the transposition or you will need to print up music especially for this horn. (Or play by ear.) It cannot be used in a marching band at all as it is configured, being in G and with lots of the low register simply not existing as possible pitches.

Again, if you need a traditional two-valved GG contra the K-90 is pretty much the best you can get. I would buy this right now if I had the money. I own three of them and am always on the lookout for one in such nice shape as this one appears to be in. (Watch out for worn, leaky pistons, though. This is an older horn (produced from 1982 into the mid-1990s) that has probably seen a LOT of hard use and might be rather thin - the plating looks too good to be original, so it *might* have been overhauled and re-plated. This means it may now be very prone to dents. And the Ab slide has been soldered in place, which is a damned shame.

Good luck to the buyer! I wish it were me...
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