View Full Version : Getzen 1062FD Eterna

03-28-2006, 03:35 PM
[/URL]Review by: Brassman2113AB

Horn Review: I purchased this horn in 2001 and it has served me very well. The dual bore is a dream to play and the horn feels very open through the pedal notes. It is easily the best bass trombone that I have ever owned, and I have owned a few.

I have never been a fan of the axial flow valve, preferring just a little bit of resistance, especially in the low register - but not too much. This horn delivers a fat sound in tune and with enough punch to cut through a large orchestra, when needed. Its yellow brass bell delivers a dark orchestral sound very similar to the rotary valve Bach basses, but with less effort.

The valves are very quiet and both paddles are adjustable. The horn comes with three interchangeable lead pipes, allowing the player to customize resistance and tone quality to his/her preferences. I have mostly used the #2leadpipe.

This instrument is very competitively priced with the other major brands and can be purchased at many find music retailers around the country. Many seem to have discovered the horn in recent years and of course the prices are going up. There are still some deals available, though.

The red brass bell (1062FDR) is a somewhat brighter sounding instrument that seems to be quite at home in the concert band or big band.

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