Properly crafting a valve section is a very time-consuming process, but it takes time to do things right. And it looks pretty cool, too.
Jeff is at it again, this time he is spinning a trumpet bell. We could watch him work all day. He makes it look so easy.
After trumpet valves are brazed, each one is carefully inspected to ensure the highest quality. Larry has been doing this for years and has a keen eye for details.
An employee from our fab department is showing you how he uses the ball-out mold to form our bows.
Our fab department supervisor has been with us for 20 years. Here he is showing how we draw our brass tubes.
Remember Alfredo from last week? Well, after he spins the bells, he straps them. These are just the beginning stages of a long production line for our trombone bells.
Alfredo has been working in our bell department for over 20 years. When it comes to spinning trombone bells, no one does it better.
Raul is forming a trombone bell stem. With 10 plus years of experience, he is quite the master of his craft.
In this video, Jeff shows us how he takes trombone bell flare templates and forms them into bell flares. Jeff has been a part of the Getzen family for over 48 years. We are grateful for his decades of loyalty...
The two people most responsible for the 4147IB sat down recently to discuss how this instrument came to be. It’s a great interview that shows just how much collaboration went into this build. Enjoy!