Hey guys, I just wanted your opinion on something.
When it comes to trying new horns and really falling in love with one, what is it that makes you fall in love with it?
For example, I played on a strike Strad for the longest time and it was killing me. It was a real clunky horn with a stuffy upper register. I would play on other Strads and be so jealous of how easily they played.
About three years ago I came across a custom set of Getzens. I tried a bunch of them, but one that stuck out to me with a rose brass reverse leadpipe 3051. What made me fall in love was the slotting. This thing had a real dark rich sound thanks to the construction, but the slotting was crazy good. I could slide all around the horn without any flub between notes without putting much effort into it.
That day I sold my Strad and bought the horn right there and it's been my baby ever since.
What is it that made you guys fall in love with a horn you have played?