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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tobylou8, Jul 19, 2011.
Those wacky Slavs....leave it to them to "improve" a thing to death....
Hey, if you put it back together and move bits around, you need to consider the extra weight (of music on the lyre). You're going to need that extra bracing if you have some heavy music up there, like Beethoven.
They also "installed" a fixed 3rd slide ring (only available on a Proteus, which was introduced @2007). This is definitely a "Frankenhorn"! Wasn't Frankenstein from Bulgaria?
OK lads, you've piqued my interest - I'll give you the misplaced inter-tubing strut, BUT, here is my Eterna Classic 900 with the leadpipe fitted with it's lyre mount, and the fixed third slide ring. Be that as it may - the trumpet on offer has been abused, probably has a replacemnent tuning slide, has some dings in the bell (and it looks a little twisted) and certainly doesn't match the description. I've added some extra photos in my album under "My Instruments".
What model and year was that bad boy made? The fixed ring isn't as strange (except it is rare on a Getzen) as the lyre holder. Are many trumpets down under made that way?
Well it does and it doesn't ... only certain notes are dark and smokey .. all depends on where it falls on the "nodes" and all the technical stuff .. you could become famous with that horn... people would spend years trying to figure out how you got your F# so dark and your Ab so much brighter ... brilliant design!!!!!
Tobylou, from it's serial number I originally identified it as a 1973 build, but another source shows it to be a year or two later - the S/n is SK41816, so it's earlier than the one shown in your eBay post.
That ebay description shows SK43722 although the vendor identifies it as S/n SK3722 - he is quite plainly wrong, his photos prove that.
Perhaps someone has a definitive answer for my Eterna 900 S/n 41816, and the year of it's birth?
This 197? Getzen Eterna Classic 900 trumpet was purchased from the States, but my 1955 Boosey and Hawkes Regent MkII has a lyre mount (purchased in Sydney when new), as does my 2004 Getzen Eterna 700S (purchased in the States new), and my 1970 Boosey and Hawkes Tenor Horn (purchased in the UK), the only ones missing lyre mounts are my Harrelson Bravura (I didn't spec one) and my 2006 Weril EP4071 pocket trumpet - well the music would be really in your face wouldn't it?
Here's a link to Getzen serial #'S. At one time Getzen had this linked to their site.
Getzen Serial Number Listings
Based on that, it's an 80's model.
Your classic resembles my Severinsen (1978), except that yours is really nice and shiny looking, without dents .....
I believe they didn't start putting the saddle on the 1st slide until later in the 70's. My 1978 serial number is SK32xxx. Can you adjust your tuning slide on the fly (you know, like switching the horn to A, in the middle of a song), by putting a ring in the lyre holder on top of your tuning slide?
Well, I guess I could Turtle, but my main tuning slide has a lot more friction than either the 1st or 3rd tuning slides, so I reckon I'd look like some "arthritic old fart" trying to do it on the fly.