enrique iglesias dating - Dating king saxophones

It's a simple and effective fix, and can be easily reversed should the player wish to make use of it - and cough up to have the inevitable wear fixed in the actuating arm. Aside from the slightly clunky bell keys and the old-fashioned side trills, the action moved swiftly and positively.A great deal of this is due to the rather long springs used on the action - there's plenty of room for tweaking, and lots of leverage to play with.

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Because of the placement of the lower of the G's twin tone holes, the G# has been mounted around the back.

This mechanism features a very crude example of articulation by means of nothing more than a couple of bits of twisted metal (seen dead centre of the shot, inbetween the two spring posts).

A very curious feature of the octave key mechanism is the angle at which the octave key pips sit - or more precisely, the holes in them.

The idea behind this was to alleviate the hissing sound that these holes sometimes produce.

Likewise, the palm key touchpieces are of the old rounded type - though comfortable and reasonably well-placed nevertheless.

As usual for a horn of this period there's an Eb trill key fitted around the rear of the horn, opposite the low D tone hole (strictly speaking it's an Eb/C jump key).

The main key stacks are mounted on single rods - so wear is an issue to look out for here, particularly on the right hand key stack. As per most saxes of this era, the King features a fantastically complicated octave key mechanism - with lever and arms laid out all over the place.

It does the job though (somehow), though you wouldn't call it particularly slick in operation.

It looks like it shouldn't, what with the enhanced leverage the modern systems give - but it does. However, it's not a perfect world, and the placement of a fixed guard over the G# tone hole makes it tricky to seat the pad.

The G# touchpiece itself and the bell key spatulas are the usual plain rectangular blocks - functional, if perhaps a tad clumsy - and the single piece C# key is inclined to be rather heavy.

From an aesthetic point of view it sits better with the horn too.

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