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King 1236 Symphony monster Eb at BBC

Postby hrender » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm

Cool horn.

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Re: King 1236 Symphony monster Eb at BBC

Postby Teditiks » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 am

Can you post a link to the item?
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Re: King 1236 Symphony monster Eb at BBC

Postby dantetuba » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:30 am

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Re: King 1236 Symphony monster Eb at BBC

Postby hrender » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:18 pm

Teditiks wrote:Can you post a link to the item?

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Re: King 1236 Symphony monster Eb at BBC

Postby bigtubby » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Very cool horn - I have a 1235 from that period (c.1932) and it is a GREAT player.

The "Monster" moniker however is inaccurate - The King catalogs called the 123x tubas "medium size" bass tubas. The Monster models (121x) of the day had the same valve set - .687", like the BBb and CC Symphony tubas - but a more rapid taper through the bugle, like the York Monsters. I have to wonder if the King Monsters had similarly interesting intonation characteristics to the Yorks.

I own several Symphony model Kings and many have passed through my hands. They are among the most "point and shoot" tubas that I have played. Nice, even voices as well.
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