Finally got my King flush!

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Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:34 pm

When I was growing up (did I grow up? Matter for debate) in the 70s it was King, Conn, or Bach. I lived a few miles from the King factory; my first horn was a 605 student model and I picked up my 4B from George McCracken, the designer, so it was King for me. I'm a doubler and play all kinds of music and always wanted a King for every occasion. Just got a 7B bass to replace my TR180 Holton so I have fulfilled a bucket list item of mine. Shown are a 2B from the 60s, 3B from 1957, 3B-F from the mid 70s, 4B-F from the early 70s, and now the 7B. My 606 is out on loan. I see all kinds of nice horns by other brands that have blossomed since my youth but I'm happy with my Kings.
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I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Crazytrombonist505 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:05 pm

That's a nice collection! They all look like their in great shape! :good:
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Burgerbob » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm

Hope you're not sharp on that 3B/F! :P
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Posaunus » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:17 pm

Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Hope you're not sharp on that 3B/F! :P
I've noticed several 3BFs that require pulling out the tuning slide quite a distance.
Not so true with straight 3Bs.
Hmm. :idk:
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Finetales » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:17 pm

Posaunus wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Hope you're not sharp on that 3B/F! :P
I've noticed several 3BFs that require pulling out the tuning slide quite a distance.
Not so true with straight 3Bs.
Hmm. :idk:
My 3B is out quite a bit farther than my 3BF. :idk:
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Posaunus » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:41 pm

Finetales wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Posaunus wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:17 pm
I've noticed several 3BFs that require pulling out the tuning slide quite a distance.
Not so true with straight 3Bs.
Hmm. :idk:
My 3B is out quite a bit farther than my 3BF. :idk:
It's a puzzlement! :???:
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm

I have to pull the tuning slide out beyond what most people do on every horn I own or have ever owned. I'm just a sharp guy!
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Vegastokc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:53 am

Now all you need is a Trombonium for a wild card! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by bigbandbone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am

Posaunus wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Finetales wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:17 pm


My 3B is out quite a bit farther than my 3BF. :idk:
It's a puzzlement! :???:
I worked at the Eastlake King/UMI/Conn-Selmer for about 10 years. You have no idea how many production mistakes are made and then let go through for the sake of production numbers. I hope it has changed in this post-strike era!
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Briande » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am

Nice work. This too is a dream of mine, however, I am just starting with a 3B+ and a 2B so far.
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Leanit » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 am

You need my 1480 Symphony! :wink:
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:44 pm

Leanit wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 am
You need my 1480 Symphony! :wink:
A 1480 is just a 4B with a chubby bell :D
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:46 pm

Briande wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am
Nice work. This too is a dream of mine, however, I am just starting with a 3B+ and a 2B so far.
It took me about 50 years to complete the quest. Patience, my friend!
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 pm

Vegastokc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:53 am
Now all you need is a Trombonium for a wild card! :D
Funny! I decided to stick with horns I actually play. I was cool until a friend said "Hey, what about Silver Sonics?" :o
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Briande » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm

Kingfan wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Briande wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am
Nice work. This too is a dream of mine, however, I am just starting with a 3B+ and a 2B so far.
It took me about 50 years to complete the quest. Patience, my friend!
I stopped playing for 34 years. I got my 3B+ back in 1983 and my 2B (a used late ‘50s model) just this year. So I guess it took
Me 36 years to get 2....
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by bbalika » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm

Congrats! Glad I could help you during your search! Hopefully we’ll cross paths again.
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Kingfan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm

bbalika wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Congrats! Glad I could help you during your search! Hopefully we’ll cross paths again.
Thanks! Me too. I've got a renewed enthusiasm for playing. Maybe at 62 I'll finally start learning to ad lib! Never too old to learn something new...
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Leanit » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:48 pm

Kingfan wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Leanit wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 am
You need my 1480 Symphony! :wink:
A 1480 is just a 4B with a chubby bell :D
Chicks dig it.
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by greenbean » Wed May 13, 2020 7:16 pm

Kingfan, congrats on your King flush!

After I saw that you replaced your TR180 with a 7B, I of course had to run out and get one too!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PzN5EWrZHnoBUekW6

Love this horn.
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Re: Finally got my King flush!

Post by Posaunus » Wed May 13, 2020 7:41 pm

Leave it to Greenbean to get his mitts on (yet another) beautiful trombone that has been sitting in someone's closet, aging gracefully, for decades.

Congratulations! :good:
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