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490 Buyer’s Guide

Getzen 490 Bb Trumpet

1. Corrosion Resistant Metals

All 300 and 400 Series trumpets and cornets feature either nickel silver or gold brass mouthpipes to help prevent corrosion such as red rot.

2. Hand Spun Bells

400 Series trumpets feature seamless, gold brass bells with reinforced wire rims providing a warmer sound than yellow brass, outstanding projection, and superior protection from dents.

3. Quality Slide Construction

300 and 400 Series trumpet and cornet slides feature hand-lapped nickel insides and large nickel ferrules for superior durability.

4. Precision Honed Nickel Silver Pistons

From student to professional, all Getzen piston horns feature our legendary nickel plated, nickel silver pistons. Each is precision honed, hand lapped, and covered by a lifetime warranty ensuring players years of lightning-fast action.

5. Outstanding Intonation

All 300 and 400 Series trumpets and cornets feature standard first slide saddles to help young musicians learn and play with proper intonation.