just alitle confused

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  1. jazzmaster

    jazzmaster New Friend

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    So about just under one year I got a nice Getzen Eterna Sevrinson model. The Trumpet is great could not love it more. But It was used and It came with two tuning slides and I have no clue why. I saw on the getzen site somthing about a jazz tuning slide?

    And if anyone knows where to get a gold trim kit for it that would help.
    It is an older on if that matters
     
  2. bilboinsa

    bilboinsa Piano User

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    Usually, a tuning slide with a pure semi-circle shape has less resistance than one with a "D" shape. Whether you want to use either for jazz is up to you.

    Have fun.
     
  3. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    In theory the rounded slide is supposed to have less back pressure,resistance that the more square cornered slide.


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  4. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Yeah, the two tuning slides create different resistances and sounds (play them back to back and you'll feel it)
    There are a bunch of companies that sell trim kits, the first that comes to mind that sells them is picket brass, but I don't have any experience with them
     
  5. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

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    If it's an old Getzen Severinsen and the two tuning slides look the same, then one of them is an ML bore slide and the other is a tiny bit smaller. I vaguely remember bore measurements of .460" and .458".
     
  6. Pete

    Pete Piano User

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    John is correct. The two slides are slighly different in diameter.

    Pete
     
  7. jazzmaster

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    nice thanx. What one should I use for jazz band?
     
  8. veery715

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    You can play test them to either another person or a recording device and choose based upon the sound. You won't be able to tell much difference in sound from behind the horn, though you may be able to detect a difference in "feel". Or try one for a full rehearsal, and the other for the next, and see if one tires you more than the other.
    Depending on your experience, you may not be able to distinguish between them.
     
  9. jazzmaster

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    thank you all for your help!! it is a old horn and they do look the same, I will try and see how they feel
     
  10. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    For a trim kit, why not contact Getzen and see what they have to say? Trim kits, however, don't make you play any better.
     

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