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I have owned various C sopranos but not a King. I love the Bb curvies though. When I was trying to find a proper C mouthpiece for a Conn, I had Theo Wanne send me a few to try. None of them helped the intonation although the King mouthpiece was quite good. I have a Martin now and for all the Cs I have owned the best mouthpieces have been the Yamahas in a 4C or 3C. The intonation is the best I have found and the sound is very nice. Since they are so cheap, you may want to get a 4C. If it touches the octave pad, you can just trim a bit off of it.
Nice find on the King! I want to try one someday. Some corrections you may want to address: On the Kings the G# lever often does not have a stop which can be annoying as your finger just keeps going after the pad opens. To correct, build up a cork (wine bottle) and glue it to the underside of the lever to make a stop on the body. Another fix that you may consider is taking the cork off of the palm Eb and slightly bending the lever up a little. Originally it is designed to open the D palm along with the Eb BUT if you want to play E and F or higher, this Eb key needs to open without the D key. A lever to body cork will need to be crafted to make a stop for the Eb lever. Then you can finger E by fingering G#2 and adding the palm Eb (only) and F by fingering A2 and the Eb palm. Since these notes are a bit hard to get out, I usually leave it factory with the Eb also opening the D.
 
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