From top to bottom, Getzen Trombones are known around the world for their playability and durability. The same important construction techniques used to make Custom Series Trombones so widely respected, are put into practice during the making of all of our trombone lines.
So what makes Getzen trombones so well respected? The most important thing is the slide. Every Getzen Trombone features nickel silver inside slide tubes. These tubes are chrome plated to ensure that they stand up to the tests of time, and each tube is barrel-shaped to ensure the fastest and smoothest possible slide action. In addition, each slide tube is drawn using special tooling designed specifically for drawing the straightest possible trombone tubes. This, and the fact that every tube is straightened by hand, guarantees that you won't find a trombone slide anywhere that is faster or smoother than a Getzen.
In addition to the finest slides, Getzen Trombones also feature top quality hand-spun bells in a variety of gauges and metals. The upper line trombones feature several optional bells designed to meet the needs of the specific player. Getzen Eterna and Custom Series trombones feature conventional and axial flow valves respectively. Each of which are manufactured to highest possible standards.
Independent Bass Trombones
All Getzen Custom Series Trombones are based on the best designs from the Getzen ProShop. Custom Series Trombones are designed to offer players the ability to choose between different bells and leadpipes. This allows the player to customize their trombone to deliver the desired sound and response. Custom Series Trombones are ideal for college music majors and top professional trombonists.
Custom Series Bass Trombones are available with either yellow or red brass bells. The professional weight hand slides are yellow brass with nickel silver end crooks and oversleeves. All Custom Series Bass Trombones come with three interchangeable leadpipes to enable the player to further customize the response of the instrument to meet any need.
Axial flow valves have revolutionized the playing of F and D attachments on the bass trombone. The operation of the valve keeps the air column entering the attachment relatively straight. This makes playing through attachments much like playing through an open horn. Getzen high performance axial flow valves are smooth, quiet and easy to maintain.
Independent Bass Trombone
with Griego Custom CS1 Mouthpiece*
Bore Size: .562"/.578" dual bore
(with three interchangeable leadpipes)
Tuning Slide: Yellow brass bow
Handslide: Hand straightened nickel silver inside tubes
(chrome plated with barrel shaped stockings)
Yellow brass outside tubes with nickel silver end crook and oversleeves
Bell: 9 ½", 22 gauge yellow brass with soldered rim
Mouthpiece: Griego CS1
Valves: Independent, open wrap F/Gb/D attachment
2 axial flow valves
Bright Silver Plate
Custom Etching Available
9½", 21 gauge red brass bell with soldered rim
Getzen offers two high quality finish options. One is our specially formulated, baked epoxy lacquer that shows off the natural color of the instrument. The other is our signature silver plate with a brightness that is unmatched in the industry.
Not all finishes are offered on all models. Check individual model options to determine availability.
Clear lacquer is the most economical of all finish options. The durable finish protects the brass from tarnishing while allowing the natural beauty of the metals to shine through.
Bright Silver Plate
Bright silver plate is a very popular finish with most musicians. It provides a bright, uniform finish to the instrument while protecting the brass from tarnishing. Silver can become tarnished over time however and requires occasional cleaning or polishing to maintain its bright shine.