Edwards Gen III. Comments?

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  1. ScreaminTrumpet

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    Hey Michael,

    Dude, the brainwashing down there is starting to show...

    Relax man, take a joke. Just a little jabbing between two trumpet players. I was mistaken in my thinking, I thought I had added the take of "from guys who have played them" to my original post. Sorry man. That's why the comment. Now the rest of it...ok...that's a little fun at A&M's expense. Like I said, thought I had specified the playing part. Just relax. Let's just all get along....tear.....

    Oh yeah, there isn't a rivalry between Tech and EaTmE because I seem to remember that we've beat the fool out of you the last several times we played.....LOL. JUST A JOKE....DON'T FREAK OUT!

    As always...Texas Tech...the "classless clowns"!
     
  2. ScreaminRaider

    ScreaminRaider Piano User

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    Gen III

    Hey Guys, This is my first quote on these boards....


    I've been trying out the Edwards horns for the past few years at TMEA, and they are getting better every year. I loved the Gen III. I think it would make a great all-around horn.... I just don't have $3000 to drop on a horn.

    I'll lay off the Aggie jokes.....for now :D
     
  3. uatrmpt

    uatrmpt Piano User

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    As far as I can tell, the comparison should be made between the Gen III and the Gen X, not Gen II. Looks like the Gen III is designed as a horn to bridge the gap between the two models, for those who want the adjustable characteristics of the Gen X, but without the extra weight and gaudyness. Another option, would be the Getzen 3003 Custom, which features the interchangeable leadpipe, but has a fixed bell.

    Getzen 3003 - Price not published (only in .464 bore, gold plate)
    Edwards Gen III - $3000 (.459 or .462 bore, silver plate)
    Edwards Gen X - $3500 (.462 bore, gold plate)

    My money would go for the .459 Gen III.
     
  4. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Trust me, I didn't freak out....and that statement is perhaps the truest thing I've ever heard, but don't freak out.
     
  5. ScreaminTrumpet

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    I like the flexibility that the Edwards horns give you. Trombone players have been able to play "lego" horns for years. I think that it's great that we are finally getting the opportunity.
     
  6. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    The opportunity comes with a fairly good price tag. But you are right, the customizable horn has been in the trombone world for awhile now -- and now the trumpets will have similar features.

    I think the price point has been (and maybe still is) holding this concept back. There are some great trumpets that can be purchased for a lot less. But $3000 is (I cannot believe I am going to say this) getting reasonable for a custom horn.

    But with the line I sell, you can buy an Olympus and a Guarnerius C trumpet for $2500 and pocket the change. The price point is still a little touchy.

    M&C
     
  7. ScreaminTrumpet

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    You're right!

    As much as I liked the Gen. III at TMEA $3000 is still a pretty significant chunk of change. Were I to ever buy anything in this range...ESPECIALLY with all of the options on these horns with leadpipes and such, I would have to make a trip to the plant. I wouldn't want to order the horn and find out that the configuration I picked out of the catalog is not optimal. Looks, and advertising, can be decieving.
     
  8. ScreaminRaider

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    Ok, so it has been determined that the Gen III is a good horn...(It'd better be for the price...lol) Here's the question. If you are a teacher, and not a professional palyer, is it really a good idea to drop 3 grand on a horn? Not really. However, It probably won't be long till edwards comes out with a more affordable "good" horn. Until then, I'm gonna stick with my strad that was passed down to me. Like I said before, Edwards has made much improvement over the last few years, I can't wait to see what's next.
     
  9. ScreaminTrumpet

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    Hey John,

    we've had this conversation. You need your really nice horn....lots of money (or not), tweaked, etc....and then you need your POS, beater horn for school!

    He He....you know, something that when you get pissed of during rehearsal or practice time you can pick the beater up and throw IT across the room. Yeah, a beater horn is what we all need.

    BTW ,,I,. (hold your hand up to figure this out...) 8)
     
  10. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    the north philly ghetto
    actually the Getzen is cheap compared to it's cousin, the Monette. 8)
     

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