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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpet Dreamer, Sep 20, 2010.
Single Malt? If not you'll have two or more seams!
God, Who cares a bout a small seam? If it plays well, ENJOY!
The truth is, my Severinsen is such a god-like instrument that, if it had a bumpy and crooked seam that resembled the spine of a dragon, I would show it off proudly.
Embrace the seam!
btw, I think the coolest looking seam is on the Olds tri-color Special. No guessing about that construction .... A whole chunk of the bell is a different color/material.
Single malt, 18 year would be nice and not any of that Isley mess.....no ice
I'll be on tour where that stuff (not the Getzen) is made the middle of next month.
Ill take some Grouse if you please
It sounds like Getzen made your bell by hand, using one sheet of brass to form the entire bell. If you look at an old Bach trumpet, you can also see the notches. The older Elkhart Bachs show a seam as well. On the Getzen Eterna, you can see a seam right before the bell flare. That's because the bell was made from two pieces. Some bells have no seam at all, such as Yamahas. (Not sure if all Yamahas are seamless). This is because the bell was fused together with a lazer. Anyway, be glad that your bell was hand made, and that it plays well! If you don't like the way the seam looks, you can always buy a Yammy.
Yes, the hand made bell process was described to me by the people at Getzen. And, my 3001MV is a fantastic playing horn, with great feedback and resonance. That said, my Yammy 2335 is a pretty darn good horn also, just not quite in the same league as the Getzen. But considering the overall attention to detail, fit, and finish (especially plating), the Yamaha is better than the Getzen. I just had the valves on my 2335 custom hand lapped by the U.N.T. School of Music Brass Shop...WOW, now they are lightning fast and silky smooth! And, they are almost as quiet as the valves on the 3001. The 2335 has great compression and plays quite nicely as well. Not to take anything away from the people at Getzen, but I am more and more impressed with Yamaha. BTW, my teacher hates Yamaha trumpets!
You do realize you're comparing a student Yamaha to a pro Getzen. If you really think the "yammy" is a better horn, then at least you'll never have to worry about the price of anything above that level of instrument.
Personally, I think it adds character to the horn and shows how great the workmanship is. I see it on my Getzen 3850 Custom Cornet and love they way it looks on and in the bell