Hey guys, I am in high school and looking for a professional type trombone to upgrade to. I am currently playing an intermediate Bach trombone w/ f attachment. I also own a Conn 18h. I play lots of jazz and classical music. The models I am currently interested in are the Getzen 725 eterna dual-bore trombone and the Bach 30BO. I played a 36BO and thought it sounded pretty good, but it takes more to adjust tone-wise for the range. I have not played the 725 model, but I played the capri model which has the same dual-bore, but a closed wrap. I liked the response and tone of the dual bore, but I have heard many good things about the 36BO. Please tell me what you think!!
Re: TROMBONE PICKLE 16:27 on Saturday, March 03, 2012
The King suggestion given is a sound suggestion. Bach and Conn are good horns too. I don't know if I would consider a Getzen. Getzen's history has been a tumultuous one. For the longest time they had fallen out of favor with players because they went bankrupt and changed hands a few times. Only now are they trying to make a comeback, which will take time to reestablish their name. Build quality may be an issue in addition to them trying to convince customers to buy their instruments once again.
Re: TROMBONE PICKLE 10:01 on Monday, March 05, 2012
I would suggest that you just try as many horns as you can find. If you are looking for one horn that you can use for both jazz and classical, you might want to check out the .525" bore horns, like the Bach 36B range. If you aren't close to a music store which has a good stock of horns, used and new, you might try planning a short trip to such a place. If you're near the LA area, Steve Ferguson has a large stock of horns you can audition. On the east coast, Dillon's Music is also well-stocked. In the St. Louis area, DJ Kennedy has over 100 used horns of all brands and vintages from which to choose.
The main point I'm trying to make is to play horns instead of reading reviews or advertising as your primary method of choosing a trombone.