Did you get your Bb King Tempo bari yet? Do you like it?saxjd said:Carbs - use the search function. There are a number of posts on these horns.
Also, do a google search with "saxontheweb" and "king tempo" as search terms to see the posts in the archive.
In general, these are very close to Couf Superba II's. They are generally very well thought of and considered a very good horn and a very good value. I have a low A version that I really like. It has a great sound and is very responsive. I also have a low Bb version that I should receive today. I got it for about $900 and it is supposed to be in great shape. If it plays like my low A, it will be a wonderful deal.
I have an alto and tenor king tempo which I purchased in sort of rough shape that I have not liked as much as the bari.
Hope it works out, if its any consolation I bought a horn on ebay once and found that it was a very old relacquer - I was initially disappointed but the horn sounds great (still my favorite) and thats what really counts (as long as your not trying to make a business out of it!)saxjd said:I got it, found that it had been relacquered and took it to the shop because it had a frozen hinge rod, the low B key also closed the pad for the low Bb.
I am looking forward to see how it plays and a little anxious about the effect of the relacquer.
The Zephyr became relegated to Martin's student line well into the 1960's, and after the Super 20 had long supplanted it as that company's premier horn model.SearjeantSax said:since when were zephs student saxes?
Ahem ! Of course all knew you meant "King's"..... Do we detect from that Freudian slip, that you prefer Martin ?SAXISMYAXE said:The Zephyr became relegated to Martin's student line well into the 1960's..........
Ahh you are correct Sir! And it takes a Martin fan to know one wink wink.cmelodysax said:Ahem ! Of course all knew you meant "King's"..... Do we detect from that Freudian slip, that you prefer Martin ?