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FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400(Sold) -- King 2280 Euph. $550

Postby KKORO » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:02 am

I've got a couple of horns I want to sell.

2 years ago I decided to learn to play an instrument. Although I have a music degree, I never learned to play an instrument. I bought an old beater of a King 2280 euphonium that had been reconditioned to playing condition. It's not a "looker." It has dents and solder marks all over it, although most dents have been removed. At a tuba Christmas last year, during a break, it was kicked across an aisle and put a "spider" crack in the middle back part of the bell just below and to the right of the lead pipe brace. It's very hard to see in the picture. That's the bad news. The good news is it plays great and sounds great. (might be the player, eh!)

I'm asking $650 plus shipping for it or best offer. I live in Northern Michigan and don't mind driving a bit to meet. It will come with a hard case and your choice of a mouthpiece. I have a Bach 6.5AL, Schilke 51D, Conn 5GR, King 5G, Dennis Wick 4AL and a No Name that came with the horn.

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Re: FS King 1135 Bb(Sold), Tuba $400 -- King 2280 $550

Postby KKORO » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:11 am

The second horn is a King 1135 3/4 size Bb tuba. Again, this is not a pretty horn. Just like the euphonium, it's been reconditioned to playing condition. I had the valves worked on and it plays nicely -- although, they are a bit noisy. It sounds very nice also.

I'm asking $400 plus shipping for this horn. It will come with an almost new Wessex gig bag and a Bach 18 mouthpiece.

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I am a motivated seller. Please, don't be afraid to make an offer. Both horns have been played successfully in community bands and ensembles. In the case of the euphonium, I just want a new one. In the case of the tuba, I want a CC tuba. So, these have to go. I'll gladly consider a trade for the tuba if you've got a CC sitting around collecting dust.

I want to make sure, if you're interested in these horns, you know what you're getting. The pictures seem to make them look better than they do in real life. (Quite the salesman aren't I.)

Be Well! KKORO
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Re: FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400 -- King 2280 Euph. $650

Postby KKORO » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:57 pm

I've added a picture of the "spider" crack I mentioned in the post. It's very hard to see in the pictures. It's on the back just to the right and below the lead pipe brace. Look close and you can find it. It is easier to see in person.

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Re: FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400 -- King 2280 Euph. $650

Postby Dan Schultz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:54 pm

I've never seen one of these King 1135 tubas. Can one of your repair guys clue me in? The pistons, valve caps, and fingerbuttons look remarkably like the ones for a Conn 12J tubas. Is this horn a rebranded Conn offering by Conn-Selmer?
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Re: FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400 -- King 2280 Euph. $650

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 pm

Dan Schultz wrote:I've never seen one of these King 1135 tubas. Can one of your repair guys clue me in? The pistons, valve caps, and fingerbuttons look remarkably like the ones for a Conn 12J tubas. Is this horn a rebranded Conn offering by Conn-Selmer?


A school I teach for has a few of them. I like them. They play a little bigger than a yamaha 103, and appear well built. I wish they offered a 4 valve version
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Re: FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400 -- King 2280 Euph. $650

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:25 pm

Dan Schultz wrote:I've never seen one of these King 1135 tubas. Can one of your repair guys clue me in? The pistons, valve caps, and fingerbuttons look remarkably like the ones for a Conn 12J tubas. Is this horn a rebranded Conn offering by Conn-Selmer?


I'm 95% sure that the valveset is the same as a 12J, pasted on to a 3/4 bugle. Conn-Selmer also uses this same bugle for a top-action 3/4 tuba, and it makes sense to me that they wouldn't want to bother with designing a whole new valveset to make the front-action version, so they just used a 12J block. I say 95% because I cannot confirm this with absolute certainty, however, I see no reason why Conn-Selmer would design something different that looked so similar, when they could just re-purpose the same parts.
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Re: FS King 1135 Bb, Tuba $400(Sold) -- King 2280 Euph. $550

Postby KKORO » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 pm

Tuba has sold. New price on euphonium -- $550

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