I have the chance to buy a second hand lacquered Getzen Capri with a trigger on the slide to the first valve. I inspected it last night and rejected it because of 1. the brazing? scar about 15 cm from the bell rim & 2. a shallow depressed dint of about 3 or 4 mm on the bell rim (I mean if the trumpet is standing on the bell about 6 cm of the rim would be lifted off the flat surface).
About 1. is that what is meant by a two piece bell?
About 2. would there be a noticeable adverse change in sound caused by this damage?
Can the trigger slide be used from extended to closed to emulate a slide up the fingerboard with a violin?
Has 'Capri' been used with various levels of Getzen? Sometimes I see a model number mentioned (994?). Where should I look for any model number?
The price is Yen 52,500, about 550 dollars at the current exchange rate.