Just picked up a Getzen 3001MV to try and noticed that there is an obvious seam that is in the bell, plus there is a series of 4 or 5 notches that run along the underside of the bell. What is surprising is that this is very visible and almost looks like a manufacturing defect. My Yammie 2335 is flawless in this regard, and may be why Yamaha has a sterling reputation.
Any thoughts...I called Getzen and they claim this is normal. It's hard to believe that they can't build a horn that is cosmetically as good as the competition.