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King 2280 Series EuphoniumThe King 2280 soloist model EuphoniumThe King 2280 soloist model euphonium has established a new standard for tonal excellence and evenness of scale-the chief attributes of any serious euphonium. This model's duo-bore design (.580"/14.73mm in the first three valves and .600"/15.24mm in the fourth valve) and 11"/279mm seamless heavy yellow brass bell give it a uniquely lyrical sweetness in the upper register and a majestic resonance in the lower.
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Definitely prefer the valve action on the King (compared to the Yamaha's sometimes sticky valve action). The horn also plays more freely than the 321, especially in the upper range. Great tone & intonation like everyone else is saying. The only negative is the position of the spit valves over the bottom bend (empties out onto the horn). Not a really big deal - definitely happy with the horn.
This horn is great, the only problem I?ve had is the first valve sticking every now and then. Also the plastic valve guides. Overall this is a great horn with no other problems. I found a Yamaha gold plated 59 mouthpiece works great for me on this horn.
What can I say, this horn is amazing. I purchased it in December of 2002, and haven't regretted it for a minute. To begin with, it is gorgeous. The tone quality is excellent, and it has great intonation. As soon as I played it, I felt like I could play higher and better. Just the feel of it gives me more confidence. The valves move very well, and spring back up instantly after you let them go. The slides are like butter, and it even has a spring loaded trigger. I spent about a year debating whether to buy this horn and shopping around, and now I wish I had bought it right away. If you're not sure, I say go for it and you won't be disappointed.
Tried every modern euphonium this THE best for the price. This euphonium will rock your socks off. It rules it rules buy it. Everyone thinks those Besson/Yamaha ones are good. It rules 8). Just my opinion.
Well, I've had this horn a for a few months now, and I guess it's time to write a review. I'm no professional, just a high school student, so I hope to appeal to those my age.
I'll start with the pros: This horn has a wonderful tone, and will start to appeal to you more and more. The fourth is a huge change if you're transferring in from a three valve horn. The tubing on the first and third valves is equipped with spit valves, which are nice, because it reduces the amount of time it takes to empty that spit in the valve tubing. I don't really know what to else to say, except that the pros definitely outweigh the cons, even if the cons seem more numerous.
Here come the cons: The biggest issue for me was getting used to the bore of the horn, having previously played on a Yamaha 201 (I think that's what it was).There are also some issues with horn's build too, like: If you hold the horn at an angle, spit will start to drip out of the fourth valve like crazy (that might just be in my case though). The main water key is positioned directly over the bell curve, which will either force you to empty onto the horn, or hold the horn awkwardly when you empty it. The trigger isn't too useful (though in some cases it can be) and just becomes a pain when you wash the horn (I had to see a professional to replace the spring after I took it out for a horn cleaning). Finally, the valves aren't curved, but lined up, which can be stressful on your fingers.
Overall, this horn is wonderful, but it took me a little effort to break in. However, I can see a bright future for this Euphonium, and I hope to see it live up to King's claim that their horns last decades.