Written on: 19/04/2012
What is there to say? This model has power, beauty of sound, and a combination of both mellow and bright capability that make it the classic that everyone in the business knows so well. It only has one drawback: no F attachment for lower tones, and thus it has limitations for those who must play everything, including all symphonic literature parts. I have used mine in symphony work in first chair, and for high trombone work it excels. For second trombone and lower work (and where they... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2011 by tbonefuss
I own a 1962 King 3B Silver sonic. It is, by far, the best tenor trombone I have ever owned. I bought it from the original owner about 12 years ago, and I have played many gigs with it. I came from a Bach background, but I can say that my sound is better than any of the more (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009
The King 3B is a classic jazz trombone, and great for solo tenor symphony work.
The tone is unique, with power and lyric beauty of tone. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by CPU
My Silver King 3B with F attachment is great and sounds great through high notes and low notes on the slide. The slide is old and was used by many before me and is still smooth. Hitting a low F or below sucks on this horn. Overall, if you're ever are looking for a new horn get this one! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008 by Jeynon
you can't go wrong with a King 3B for a horn that allows you to play jazz, or serious solo literature. Only wish I had purchased the silversonic back in 1965 when I purchased this horn (last year crafted by H.N. White). The horn has a super slide action that has held up for 43 years...1965 3B nickel silver slide is still smooth with very little sign of inner slide wear, and can still produce a warm resonate tone in middle register and sing in the upper register with little resistance. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2007
Mine is a late 60's instrument, but as far as I know, they have always been very similar.
Mine plays superb, and is a definite step up from a regular brass bell instrument. Such a warm, beautiful pleasing tone. When pushed, it sounds so sweeet, and it really projects!!
If you get one, you really cannot go wrong, and as the are so rare, especially the older ones, they will retain their value!
Highly recommended! (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2004 by Zensciencemaster (1 review written)
As a professional trombone player, I have relied on my King 3B SilverSonic (sterling silver bell) for all my gigs. It has exceptional response, projection, and control. My other trombone is for orchestra (.547 bore) and I mention this because the transition between the two is easy. I have tried smaller bores than the 3B (.508) but have found the transition and sound quality to suffer. The King 3B is a versatile and effective instrument when your job counts on it. (read more)
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