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Brazing Trumpet Valves
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.
Inspecting Brazed Trumpet Valves
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.
Drawing Brass Tubes
Our fab department supervisor has been with us for 20 years. Here he is showing how we draw our brass tubes.
Strapping a Trombone Bell
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.
Forming a Trombone Bell Flare
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...
Interview with Ian Bousfield
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!
Lightning Can Indeed Strike Twice
First came the Getzen Custom Series trombone line in 1992. Born of five years of success with the Edwards Instruments line of trombones, the new Custom Series trombones took the industry by storm. They quickly became some of the most...