[Trombone-l] Comparison: Yamaha vs. Getzen

thetubameister at adelphia.net thetubameister at adelphia.net
Fri Nov 11 13:24:26 CST 2005

They are both quality horns.  I prefer the 1062 over the 1052, but for a younger artist, I would vote the former.  As for the Yamaha, I've never tried a 613 I liked - though I think one of the prototypes was one of the best bass trombones on earth.


---- Donna Lucas and Louis Jensen <jenluc at direcway.com> wrote: 
> My 13 year old son plays the bass trombone in his middle school jazz band
> and symphonic band.  He has been playing a school owned bass trombone, but I
> will soon have to buy him a new one.  We have two candidate bass trombones,
> a Getzen 1052FD and a Yamaha YBL613H. They are very similar, both have dual
> independent rotors and the bore sizes are almost identical (Getzen 0.562,
> Yamaha 0.563 inches).  The Getzen bass trombone costs between US$1800 and
> US$2700 and the Yamaha costs about US$3000 (US distributors). 
> Members of this society are certainly familiar with the quality of trombones
> made by different manufactures.  Based on your knowledge of the trombones
> made by Getzen and Yamaha, which bass trombone would you recommend?  Why do
> you suspect that there is a large variance in the cost of the Getzen?
> Is there another bass trombone that I should be considering?
> Louis Jensen
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