Interesting neck design here, with the double-socket and the underslung octave key.
This horn really does it for me, particularly when played before shedding on the tenor. The horn comes with a straight and a curved neck. I prefer the curved neck and find it much more comfortable to play.
I purchased this horn on James Moody’s birthday (March 26) in 1988. The funny thing is that I didn’t realize this was Moody’s birthday until more than a decade later. There are no accidents. The fact that Moody played a King is the primary reason I purchased the horn.
This horn is a monster! It’s circa 1953/54, with a silver, dual-socket neck and a bass bell. The legendary Johnny Griffin played the same vintage for an extended period.
I was considering selling this baby, as I craved “French” bore and modern ergonomics at the time. Thank God I listened to my “inner voice” and held on.
Long tones and consistent shedding are the answer.
I love the CDJ 2000 Nexus players! A perfect example of DJ technology in progress.
Sorry about the glare from the camera phone’s flash. This is an awesome horn with a cult following. These horns are still available and hold up very well. Respect these horns and they will pay you back with better chops.
This core setup (Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK3 and DJM-800) has performed flawlessly since 2007. The cases were snagged in 2011 and also have performed flawlessly.
This is one-hell-of an alto! The horn is very comfortable and speaks effortlessly from top to bottom. Unfortunately, this horn is no longer available.