Perhaps no other straight tenor trombone in history has been used in more jazz and swing gigs and recordings than the legendary King 2B. Everyone who plays jazz trombone should at some point in his or her career try a King 2B. If you're a performer who doubles up between trumpet and trombone, the King 2B would be a great choice for you as well.
With a tradition of satisfying the most discriminating players, and a choice of trombones to satisfy every taste, King has a right to claim that no other trombone line has done as much for jazz, pop, and commercial trombone artists as King. Great instrumentalists like J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding as well as many others are known to have played King trombones.
Today's top players are equally enamored with their King trombones. Jazz artist John Fedchock says, "King trombones have always responded so easily, consistently, and evenly. The sound is one-of-a-kind. I wouldn't play anything else." International band leader Jiggs Whigham says, "My King allows me to produce the sound and music I hear in my soul." Trombone giant Michael Davis also praises King, "Whether I'm playing with the Rolling Stones or recording a motion picture soundtrack, my King trombones give me the versatility and depth of sound I need to be successful. For me, they're simply the finest trombones made."
Small and agile, the King 2B was a favorite trombone of Tommy Dorsey. The lightweight King 2B trombone is a horn that plays like a dream, projects like a gramophone, and yields crystal clear highs and smooth lows with tone reminiscent of classic trombones of the '40s.
While the older King trombones may have legendary status among players, if you ask a King craftsman, especially one of the guys who has been doing it for decades, he'll tell you that because of technical advances and improved manufacturing methods, today's King trombones are better made and more consistent instruments than those of the past.
The 2B in the name refers to this King trombone's dual-bore slide section. That and its modest size help make it an easy-blowing horn. Its slides are drawn and polished to a level of precision previously unheard of, resulting in ultra-smooth action, making it excellent for professionals. In the studio, the King 2B gets a lot of love from the microphone—its sound reproduces with beautiful clarity.
The King 2B projects when you want it to, which makes it a natural trombone for lead and solo work. Yet it also blends well with other brass and reed voices, making it very well suited for section work.
Choose a King 2B Trombone for yourself and you'll find a trombone that helps you express your musical soul.
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