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.
Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
Single malt, 18 year would be nice and not any of that Isley mess.....no ice :)
"I don't take my music lightly, I want it crushed by the horn section."
I'll be on tour where that stuff (not the Getzen) is made the middle of next month.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
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.
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
2010 Getzen 3895 Custom Flugelhorn - Silver w/Gold Brass Bell
2010 Getzen 3850 Custom Cornet
2009 Bach Stradivarius New York 7
1956 Olds Recording
1920 Abbott Mfg Company
Monette B6 S1 / Kanstul G2
Monette B6-FL - Cornet
Kanstul C.G. Personal F - Flugelhorn
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