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Getzen 1047FR Eterna
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Description:
1047FR Eterna

From jazz to classical, Getzen Eterna Tenor Trombones have the right setup for any serious trombone player. Each instrument is individually hand-mounted and all of the bells are hand-spun. No matter what style of music you play, Eterna Tenor Trombones have both the sound and dependable performance you need.

Bore Size:
.547"

Tuning Slide:
Yellow brass with rounded bow

Handslide:
Hand straightened nickel silver inside tubes
(chrome plated with barrel shaped stockings)

Yellow brass outside tubes with nickel silver end crook

Bell:
8 ", 22 gauge red brass with unsoldered rim, red brass branches and red brass bows

Finish (click for photos):
Clear lacquer, bright silver plate or 24K gold plate

Valve:
Open wrap F attachment
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Bore (inch): 0.547
Bell (inch): 8.500
Bell material: Red Brass
Website: http://www.getzen.com
Keywords: Getzen 1047FR Eterna
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Review Date: 3/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,675.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Love its open sound and its Conn-like features, especially in the upper register
Cons: Have to work a little to get the tuning where I want it; position of the F trigger

 
I own two other Eternas and needed a .547 bore horn for quintet work to replace my old Bach 42B. I especially enjoy the mellowness of the red brass bell, which is not dark at all, but would probably not cut through big orchestral textures very easily. The yellow brass bell would work best for that, I think.

The trombone can play a bit sharp, so I find myself letting out the tuning slide about an inch an a half. Also, the horn seems to play better in tune with the long shank Schilke mouthpieces, which I love.

The instrument sounds great in chamber work and reminds me of a an Elkhart Conn 88H in many ways. It blends very well with horn and tuba and I think is perfectly suited for chamber/solo work. The F valve is smooth, open and quiet, but the trigger does not have an adjustable paddle. I would like to be able to adjust it more for my hand size, which is medium.

I have only had this instrument for six months, but so far I have not had any repair issues. The slide is very smooth and the finish and general workmanship is beautiful. I have found that the Getzens that I own all have excellent slides right out of the box, and that is important to me.

Prices are very competitive with other trombones in its class and no doubt there are deals available. If something like this is what you are looking for, I highly recommend that you play test a few.
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