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King Super 20 Tenor

Saxlicker

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Over the years I have managed to resist the temptation to own one but having recently stepped up my curiosity in a genuine search I realise now......
Resistance is futile :crying:

I have enquired about a couple and am in light negotiations but there is nothing like finding one you can try before you buy or knowing the source of the sale at least is there?
Anybody have one you'd part with?
please PM me.
 

Pete Thomas

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I've tried a few and while they are lovely, are extremely mouthpiece picky re: intonation. Sharp at the top.

I think I saw a reasonably priced Silversonic on SOTW recently, but in the USA so not a try before buy obviously. If you want to branch out from your unfeasably large collection of MKVIs, I'd look at Conns, Martins, Dolnets and SMLs.
 

Mikey B

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Great choice! Have you ever tried one? I have bought and sold several over the years, used to get them sent over from USA when pound was strong against the Dollar, unfotunately those days are gone. I only have 2 left now.

If you want any info at all on these horns feel free to get in touch.

I have an Eastlake 454xxx Silversonic for sale at the moment if you are interested.

Regards, Mike
 

Saxlicker

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If you want to branch out from your unfeasably large collection of MKVIs.
Mr Thomas how very Dare you!! (never thought I'd be saying that on my 1000th post!) :shocked: I had 2 max at any one time! :D
I just knew where to lay my hands on more for the purpose of your experiments.
Thanks for the info about the top end, I might blow sharp as a tendency at the top anyway...perhaps I could get altissimo on the 1st palm key :w00t:

Great choice! Have you ever tried one? I have bought and sold several over the years, used to get them sent over from USA when pound was strong against the Dollar, unfotunately those days are gone. I only have 2 left now.

If you want any info at all on these horns feel free to get in touch.

I have an Eastlake 454xxx Silversonic for sale at the moment if you are interested.

Regards, Mike
Thank you Mikey
I'll be in touch, I tried a couple way back when all I yearned for was a MKVI,
I'd just begun playing saxophone had all of 6 months experience and was very unimpressed. Struck down by the ergonomic issues, tatty appearance and that super ugly neck arrangement and bland left hand side.
Next to a MKVI it was truly like the beauty and the beast. Very easy for me to dismiss.
How times change eh?
I know the ergo's will be the same and even the appearance but I am obviously more equipped now to give the ergo's a fair shot and appreciate the appearance more.
In fact I love how they look, I love the tonal tendency (who ever is playing it) as a rock n roll horn.
 

Mikey B

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With reference to the ugly neck, are you talking about the neck that had a brace on the underside with the over the top style octave mechanism. If so this was only fitted to the later models. King were losing money on the Super 20,s so serious cutbacks were made to the later horns, as a result these are less desirable than Cleveland and Eastlake models.


Mike
 
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