Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

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Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by greenbean » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:54 am

Getzen 1047F. This is the large-bore horn in Getzen' Eterna series. Seems to usually have a yellow brass bell, but I think I have seen one in red brass.

Anyone played one? Opinions?
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by timbone » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:14 pm

I think the Getzen 1047F is one of the best trombones on the market today. Several years ago I tested all the jazz trombones at ITF and the best was the Getzen .508 horn, not the custom boyz... Its unfortunate they have to play second trombone to Edwards, but for the savvy informed player, its a great value. This past March I tested all the trombones at ETW and the 1047 got the highest marks along with the Courtois AC420BO- both standard rotor, and both on a par with the Alessi Edwards, and I kid you not, side by side when you consider the cost you will probably react the same way. Response is first and foremost clear, resonant and consistent. You only need two or three notes to get it. That is my experience but always try before you buy if you can, or have someone you trust pick one for you. Bell sections are pretty consistent but slides can vary as far as response goes.
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by HGrobot » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:50 pm

It's been a few years now, but I have spent a little time playing one the 1047FR with the red brass bell. I really like it. If I hadn't been so hell bent on getting something with an axial at the time I would, (and probably should) have bought it. For the price they are really hard to beat. I think they definitely punch above their weight class. The slide felt as good as any of the Getzen custom horns I have played, the rotor was quick and quiet, and that horn can really sing. If you find a good deal on one they are well worth the money!
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by tbonesullivan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:37 am

They are very nice horns! They are only "intermediate" like the Yamaha 600 level trombones are. In reality they are pretty much Pro horn designs that have since been surpassed by the custom and custom reserve lines.
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by norbie2018 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:29 pm

600 level Yamaha trombones were recently advertised as pro horns - did they change their marketing? Just curious.
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by tbonesullivan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:28 pm

norbie2018 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:29 pm
600 level Yamaha trombones were recently advertised as pro horns - did they change their marketing? Just curious.
Nope, they've always been listed as professional. However many keep considering them "intermediate", because they aren't the 800 series horns, and don't have the fancy 1 piece bells and improved rotary valves.
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by Matt K » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:29 pm

For Yamaha:
300 = Student
400 = Intermediate
600 = Pro
800 = "Custom"
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by norbie2018 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:37 pm

Matt K wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:29 pm
For Yamaha:
300 = Student
400 = Intermediate
600 = Pro
800 = "Custom"
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by Kevbach33 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:30 pm

For Getzen (FWIW):

300/400 = Student
500/700 = Capri/Eterna II = Intermediate
800/900/1000 = Eterna pro fixed horns (basses have interchangeable leadpipes) (sometimes called Semi-pro)
3000 = Custom Series pro horns based on Edwards designs; interchangeable leadpipes; tenors and basses somewhat modular
4000 = Custom Reserve pro horns with artist input; fixed
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Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

Post by elmsandr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:03 pm

Kevbach33 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:30 pm
For Getzen (FWIW):

300/400 = Student
500/700 = Capri/Eterna II = Intermediate
800/900/1000 = Eterna pro fixed horns (basses have interchangeable leadpipes) (sometimes called Semi-pro)
3000 = Custom Series pro horns based on Edwards designs; interchangeable leadpipes; tenors and basses somewhat modular
4000 = Custom Reserve pro horns with artist input; fixed
Except the 1000 series are also to the same basic designs as the 3000 and Edwards horns as well. At the factory, the tuning slides come out of the same box before being mated to the bell sections.

I like the 1047. If you like a lightweight brass slide and a traditional rotor, this is a great horn. I don’t really like the lightweight slide, but it is pretty much the standard Edwards slide without oversleeves.

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Andy
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