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Getzen 400 Series 490 Student Bb Trumpet

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Getzen 400 Series Trumpets have been used by many generations of beginning brass players. Although they are entry-level instruments in the Getzen pro...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-02-2018

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Superior student trumpet.

Getzen 400 Series Trumpets have been used by many generations of beginning brass players. Although they are entry-level instruments in the Getzen product line, 490 trumpets are far superior to what most manufacturers would consider "student line" instruments. The Getzen 490 features nickel silver inside slide tubing and hand spun, seamless bells with wire reinforced rims making them durable enough to stand up to the demands of a classroom setting.

In addition to the features listed above, 490 Trumpets come standard with nickel silver mouthpipe tubes that prevent corrosion, as well as seamless yellow brass bells. 490 Trumpets are also built around nickel plated, nickel silver pistons that are made to the same quality standards as the top line Getzen instruments.

The 490 trumpets feature a nickel silver mouthpipe and inside slides to help prevent stuck slides and corrosion. Fast nickel-plated valves have a lifetime guarantee.

FEATURES
Smooth valve action
Free blowing and easy to play
Excellent build quality
Comes with case and mouthpiece
SPECIFICATIONS
Key: Bb
Bore: .460 in.
Leadpipe: Standard Taper
Leadpipe Material: Nickel Silver
Bell: 4.75 in. Seamless Hand Spun
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Valves: Nickel Plated Nickel Silver Piston
1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Adjustable Ring with Slide Stop
Features: Hand Fit Slides; Lifetime Piston Valve Warranty
Case: C-7000 Blue Soft Side
Mouthpiece: Getzen 7C
Finish: Lacquer, Silver
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Getzen390 Series Student Bb Trumpet
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High quality beginner trumpet

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from MN

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

I teach elementary band, and this is by far my favorite beginner trumpet. The valves are very reliable and will take the abuse of 10-12 year olds. The case is great too. Very lightweight, compact, and sturdy.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Student Instrument

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from Munising, MI

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

I purchased this horn 4 years ago. It has served me well through 3 years of high school and my first year of college music. The valve action is superb (as long as you use high quality valve oil). This horn is exactly right for a serious student. The price is very reasonable and the quality is very good. I have no serious complaints, and only one VERY minor one. The only aspect of this trumpet I do not like is its 3rd valve slide. The finger ring is poorly designed, and tends to slip out of place. Still, though, I would recommend this trumpet to anyone. It has been worth every cent I paid for it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Student Trumpet Ever!!!

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from Aliso Viejo,CA

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

This was the first trumpet I ever owned. It worked great then and still does today. The valves are great and intonation is very consistent. If you can't afford a professional model this is the trumpet to get. Simply get a new mouthpiece (no one should use a 7C) such as a Bach 3C and you're ready to play!

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good instrument for the beginner

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from Georgia

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

I opted to purchase the starter instrument from this web site, although others were going to warehouse clubs or renting from music stores. I am very glad I did, because although I have now upgraded to a Bach Stradivarius for concert play, this Getzen is perfectly adequate for marching band. This instrument is a very good value and I plan to keep it for those times I do not want to use the professional trumpet.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice Instrument

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from Baltimore Maryland

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

This instrument is a very fine instrument for a young player. The valve action is superior to other student instruments I have encountered ( mostly Yamaha's). The fit and finish are of very good quality and the case is lightweight and does a good job of protecting the instrument. My son's private teacher gave the Getzen a " thumbs-up" also!

(12 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best student level horn out there!

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from Hazleton Pa

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

This is the first horn i started out with back in sixth grade and I'm still using it as a senior. I sit next to a Taylor Chicago series in concert and a Bach Strad on the field and I can consistently sound as good as both, although the Taylor is still better! I am currently looking at getting a new horn but the 390 is by far my favorite horn thus far

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the Best of its kind!

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from Alameda California

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Comments about Getzen 390 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

The Getzen student trumpet is one of the best quality trumpets on the market, excluding the professional models. This trumpet will last you a life time and the valve action is extraordinarily good. I love this trumpet and this was my first to start out with. Even though I moved up to a Bach Stradivarius, this trumpet is worth every penny and I highly recommend it over any other student model of any brand. This is the best you can get. Very good intonation and your upper range is fantastic; sometime better than the intermediate models. Think about it ... get it.

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