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Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone

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Musicians who make their living playing bass trombones are well aware of the new Getzen Eterna 1052FD trombone. From symphony to swing to school concert bands, the Getzen Eterna Bass Trombones are a workhorse of the professional brass player.

The 1052FD, played by many professional bass trombonists and often seen in school bands and orchestras, features an independent rotor system where players are able to access each rotor attachment individually. It has an amazingly efficient dual gauge bell that gives it great projection.

The special design of the valve system allows the player to access the second (Gb) rotor without playing through the F. This allows the player several ways to simplify slide positions in the low range. The three interchangeable mouthpipes give the player the added advantage of being able to tailor the response of the instrument from the large bore tenor feel of the number one pipe, to the blending characteristics of the second, to the wide open sound of the third.

All of these features are amplified by an amazingly efficient, dual gauge bell which is both powerful and beautiful sounding in all registers. It features a.562" bore (with three interchangeable leadpipes), a rose brass tuning slide, hand-straightened nickel silver inside tubes (chrome plated with barrel shaped stockings), and yellow brass outside tubes with a nickel silver end crook and oversleeves. The bell is 9 ½", dual gauge yellow brass with unsoldered rim. It comes with a 1½G Trombone mouthpiece.

Other attributes include an independent, open wrap F/Gb/D attachment, 2 rotary valves and Getzen's Gold Warranty.

FEATURES
Key:  Bb / F / Gb (D)
Bore: .562-inch
Leadpipe: Three Interchangeable Leadpipes
Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
Bell: 9.5-inch
Bell Material: Yellow or Red Brass
Handslide: Standard
Handslide Material: Yellow Brass Outer Slide
Handslide Crook: Nickel Silver
F Attachment Wrap: Open Wrap
F Attachment Valve: Standard
Features: Dual Independent Rotor System
Case: Yes
Mouthpiece: Yes
Mouthpiece Shank: Large / Bass
Finish: Lacquer
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Getzen1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

More than enough bang for the buck!

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from Wisconsin

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

I have been playing bass trombone professionally for nearly 40 years now, in both military and civilian bands. During that time I've had the opportunity to try many different makes and models of instruments, including Bach, Conn, Holton, Jupiter, King, and custom-built Thayer. Each of those instruments had their advantages and drawbacks.

The Getzen 1052FDR has the best sound, overall, of all these instruments. I can play it in any setting, any ensemble, and get the tone and blend I desire. The interchangeable leadpipes make it possible to produce everything from a soft mellow sound to a penetrating "bark". I currently play in a Stan Kenton tribute band, with 14 brass, and am frequently called upon to play at almost overpowering sound levels. With the Getzen, I can produce low D-flat, C, and B-natural at fortissississimo ('triple F") volumes when needed, with plenty of "bite". Only the legendary King "Duo-Gravis" produces a "commercial" sound close to the Getzen. The Getzen can also play easily in the upper register and blend with the tenor trombones.

The instrument is mechanically sound; I've had mine for nearly 5 years now and haven't experienced any failures with the valves, the solder joints, of the finish. The slide is smooth and light. It looks and plays as good as the day I bought it.

I have an issue with the G-flat middle finger paddle; I have large hands and the paddle was in absolutely the wrong place for me to use it comfortably. This was easily remedied by simply removing the paddle, reversing it by flipping it upside-down, and re-installing it. You could also have a competent instrument technician devise a more comfortable paddle. Either way, something needs to be done.

I purchased a Pro-Tec "Pro Pac" case along with the instrument, so I can't really comment on the hard case that came with the horn.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the instrument and have no problem recommending it.

Service and delivery comments:

The instrument arrived in less than a week, in excellent condition with no damage to the instrument or case.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Getzen 1052FD Bass Trombone

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from Milwaukie, OR

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

I like this horn a lot becase in some ways it plays well, has a good smooth slide, slots well, and the Gb trigger work fairly well. Has a good deep, powerfull, yet dark mellow tone. But......it is not perfect. The length of the F trigger and the Gb trigger are WAY TOO SHORT, and the angles on both triggers, along with poorly placed angles makes gripping the handle uncomfortable. Instead of playing it with the pad on your thumb, you end up pusing the lever with the crease in your thumb joint, and along the side of your thumb. This creates a strange and uncomfortable hand position when the song requires both triggers down. The plastic roller tube on the F triger lever is a joke. The trigger is so short, and so slick your thumb slides instead of pushes it half the time. My Yamaha YBL Xeno 830 Bass, {very comparable to this} had a much better set up to adjust the trigger paddles. The length of the F trigger was adjustable, and did not have a stupid plastic roller around the trigger. Gb trigger was also easier to position for use. Also, the inner case lining is too short length wise, and the horn cannot fit into the case with your three tuning slides pulled; so you have to push in the the slides to put the horn in the case, and next time you play the horn, pull all three slide again, and re-tune it. Also, should have been mouthpiece cut out spaces inside one of the two inner compartment since there are two inside compartments. Another thing that bugs me is the 2 ton case that comes with the horn. It is solidly built, and weights like a battle ship and is extremely wierd in shape! And that idiotic shape of the case makes it hard to carry in your hand, or strap to a small dolly like I do for long walks to gig sites. There are no provisions for a shoulder strap, or backpack straps, a very big negative for me!

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The poor-man's Edwards

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from Dayton, OH

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

I finally upgraded to a bass trombone, and after a LOT of research I bought the Getzen 1052FDR. After playing it my reaction was, and still is, "WOW!". I was surprised to find it easier to get into the high octave than I had originally thought, considering the bore size. The tone is gorgeous, and there isn't a weak note in the instrument (provided you have enough air). The low end is powerful right through the peddle notes. The slide is like butter, after several lube jobs. I noticed this same tendency in my friend's Getzen 725 tenor bone. Either the lube job doesn't stick extremely well to the inner slide, or it just takes several times to coat the whole surface. The slide still works great despite this quark. I haven't had a chance to truly see what this horn is capable of as far as volume is concerned, but it was surprisingly easy to control on quiet side. I can say this, it will definitely make itself known in band or orchestra (with a little effort). The stock mouthpiece is pretty good, but I'm going to be replacing it here soon to get a little better response from the peddle range. This is not a beginner instrument, but if you are looking for a bass trombone, this one is absolutely superb and it won't break the bank in the process.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than the price suggestes!

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from Garland, TX

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

I play this horn in school for everything from Wind Ensemble to Jazz to Chamber Ensmbles. I love this horn. It does get a little stuffy with the valves down but that's because of the rotors in stead of thayers. The stock mouthpiece is basically Getzen's version of the Bach 1 1/2. The case is a little big for the horn so there is movement in the bell section but it's really no big deal.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A pretty solid horn

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from Wichita, Kansas

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

The horn is basically a non-interchangable off-the-shelf Edwards horn. Which is to say it's a pretty nice setup, if the stock horn matches your needs. Solid response throughout all registers. If you're used to a rose-brass bell, you may find yourself overblowing a bit, as yellow brass does not produce as mellow of a sound. This is a professional horn on a budget, not reccomended for beginners.

(30 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bone for the bucks !

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from Wash Pa

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

I must say that this is honestly one of the best bass trombones I have ever played. It has a warm mellow tone in general but with a little coaxing (and a Schilke 60) you can really make her growl. The rose brass bell is also the way to go, it really makes for a beautiful singing tone. Again, I really believe this to be an excellent horn for the money.

(15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

if your looking for a bass buy this one

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from ga

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Comments about Getzen 1052FD Eterna Series Bass Trombone:

This is a awesome Trombone. The only other trombone on the market is an edwards which is getzen's sister company. This horn allows you to put a massive load of air in the horn and produces a huge sound. Buy this horn and you will get your money worth more than one time!

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