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What is a Hand Hammered Bell?
There’s a lot of confusion about what a hand hammered, one piece bell really is. Not to mention the confusion about what makes them so special. Well, maybe not confusion so much as misinformation. The market is flooded with professional...
Quantity vs. Quality
As many of you know, some Getzen instruments are hard to come by these days. We face concerns about delayed delivery just about every day. While building to order is better than having bloated inventory sitting on the shelf, people...
News From the Road: March 2009
Showtime – Nicole Sasser Nicole Sasser excitedly released her first album during the summer of 2008. Her CD, entitled Showtime, showcases her talents as both a trumpet player and singer. It is available for purchase on her website at www.nicolesasser.com....
Welcome to the Getzen Team
We are proud to announce the addition of Dave Kaminsky to the Getzen sales force. For nearly 30 years Dave has been in the industry with both Leblanc and Conn-Selmer working in sales, educator relations, and establishing education programs. Mr....
Some Special Visitors to the Factory
In April, we had some very special visitors stop by the Getzen factory. Members of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band under the leadership of Mike Vax stopped by on their way through South-Eastern Wisconsin. We treated the band to a...
Fresh New Look, Same Great Value
For several years Getzen has offered our Silver Trumpet Value Pack and we figured it was time for an update. The Value Pack still offers one of the best package deals around with a silver-plated Getzen trumpet (models 590-S, 700SP,...
Happy Anniversary!
The year 2009 marks a great milestone for the Getzen Company. It is the 70th Anniversary of the company’s founding. That means over 70 years of family involvement in the brass musical instrument industry. It also means four generations of...
Blackburn Leadpipes and Griego Mouthpieces
Only instruments newly ordered and shipped from the Getzen Company will include the new Blackburn leadpipes or Griego Custom mouthpieces. Those instruments already in dealer inventory may not include these items. It is recommended that retail customers confirm that any...
Breaking Up the “Boys Club”
Think of some great American trumpet players. I’m sure everyone can come up with an impressive list of players both past and present. Now, go back through that list and pick out the women. What’s that you say? There aren’t...
How to Play Test an Instrument
By Charlie Miller (edited and reprinted from April 1978 Getzen Gazette) How many times have you seen someone play test an instrument and spend most of his/her effort tying to hit that high F? Or try to perform a passage...
Decorate Your Bandroom On Us
Attention school band directors: Tired of the boring, blank wall space in your band room? Want something to spice it up a bit? With our help, you can now decorate your band room for the cost of a postage stamp....