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Thread: Mead Springs + King 2280SP?

  1. Mead Springs + King 2280SP?

    I have a King 2280SP and the valves are noticeably heavy and loud. Would putting Mead Springs in place of the original springs help?
    https://www.amazon.com/Mead-Springs-.../dp/B00D24CCCA
    Joseph Bickel - TPOE Marching Band & Symphonic Band
    Horn - School owned King 2280SP in Silver
    Mouthpiece - Denis Wick SM4X in Gold
    Dream horn - Yamaha 642 Neo OR Besson Prestige 2051
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    These springs are good (all same strength vs the euphonium version), but if the valves are noisy because of worn out guides or worn out felts, the springs won't help.
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  3. I do not believe that the guides or felts are worn out. The horn is less than a year old. Hopefully these springs will help quiet it down!
    Joseph Bickel - TPOE Marching Band & Symphonic Band
    Horn - School owned King 2280SP in Silver
    Mouthpiece - Denis Wick SM4X in Gold
    Dream horn - Yamaha 642 Neo OR Besson Prestige 2051
    _______________________________________________
    Achievements:

    - 3 consecutive years of 1st chair District Honor Band
    - 2nd chair All-State 8th grade
    - 1st chair All-State 9th grade
    - 1st chair at MidFest Honor Band 8th grade ear
    - 4th chair at JanFest 3rd Honor Band 9th grade year

  4. #4
    get the light mead springs

  5. Quote Originally Posted by 58mark View Post
    get the light mead springs
    The light ones will not work, sadly, because the King 2280 isn't compensating.
    Joseph Bickel - TPOE Marching Band & Symphonic Band
    Horn - School owned King 2280SP in Silver
    Mouthpiece - Denis Wick SM4X in Gold
    Dream horn - Yamaha 642 Neo OR Besson Prestige 2051
    _______________________________________________
    Achievements:

    - 3 consecutive years of 1st chair District Honor Band
    - 2nd chair All-State 8th grade
    - 1st chair All-State 9th grade
    - 1st chair at MidFest Honor Band 8th grade ear
    - 4th chair at JanFest 3rd Honor Band 9th grade year

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by FreezingGamer View Post
    The light ones will not work, sadly, because the King 2280 isn't compensating.
    Aren't compensating valves longer and heavier? I'd think that light springs would be a better fit for a non-comp horn, but I'm certainly not an expert.

  7. #7
    I have both a king and a compensating euphonium with light mead Springs. The two spring sets are 100% interchangeable


    The length of the valve has nothing to do with the length of the spring needed

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