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Saxophones King True Voll alto

C_Claudemonster

Formerly saxgirl22
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My alto arrived today. It's a brushed silver plate King True Voll 1 alto (I believe) the bell is goldwash and it has the original case with the paper label inside still intact! How lovely - it's a really nice example. I should be able to play test it this evening and give a 'report' on it! Does anyone else have one?
I think I have some sort of 'void' in my life where I feel I need to keep buying saxophones. I'm sadly not joking either but they keep me happy :)
 

thomsax

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Congratulate on your King. Kings are nice saxes. I've owned a couple Voll-True II. I found the saxes in shops that sold old military stuff. I think King's was used in military bands/orchr. I just bougt them for a couple of hundreds (Swedish s e k). The tonesholes are welded on these old Kings.

Thomas
 

What

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Congrats. I have a King I am keeping my eye on too. Their reputation stands out pretty damn good. Please let us know how yours plays for you.
 

Greg Strange

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My alto arrived today. It's a brushed silver plate King True Voll 1 alto (I believe) the bell is goldwash and it has the original case with the paper label inside still intact! How lovely - it's a really nice example. I should be able to play test it this evening and give a 'report' on it! Does anyone else have one?
I think I have some sort of 'void' in my life where I feel I need to keep buying saxophones. I'm sadly not joking either but they keep me happy :)

When it comes to sax acquisition it sounds like you're giving Davey, Jon and Rhys a good run for the money:)))...good luck with the new old King...:thumb:

Greg S.
 

kevgermany

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Good luck. I must say I'm rather envious. My last teacher (now retired) had a King Zephyr, ex mi.itary and tiw as the sweetest alto I've heard... Much nier than his MkVI >:)
 

C_Claudemonster

Formerly saxgirl22
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played the king lastnight. It's freshly overhauled - it has a lovely broad tone and there is no resistance anywhere on the sax. It's a very loud saxophone but sounds great. I really like it! It's very different from my Conn. I also like the feel of the keywork on it, it's very easy to play. It was suggested to use a wide chamber ebonite m/p on it but I've found my metal one works great. I paid £199.50 exactly for it, which I think was a bargain. Again, another one that won't be making it into the yard sale!
 

kevgermany

ex Landrover Nut
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played the king lastnight. It's freshly overhauled - it has a lovely broad tone and there is no resistance anywhere on the sax. It's a very loud saxophone but sounds great. I really like it! It's very different from my Conn. I also like the feel of the keywork on it, it's very easy to play. It was suggested to use a wide chamber ebonite m/p on it but I've found my metal one works great. I paid £199.50 exactly for it, which I think was a bargain. Again, another one that won't be making it into the yard sale!

lucky lucky you!!! enjoy!
 

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