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Getzen 3916 Piccolo Custom Series

Placed: May. 20 '23: 9:01 pm   Views: 257 
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Hey Gang! I'd love to tell you what a great horn it is, but,, well, I sound like a duck or other water fowl on it. The problem is: I sound like a water fowl on any picc I've tried, so I doubt it's the horn. I would practice more, but there's the problem. I've been banned from playing it due to Migratory water fowl bein disrupted on their route. I start playing, the next thing you know they're wandering around the neighborhood. They poop everywhere. They get hit by cars breaking up couples (did you know they mate for life?). What a disaster. I still remember the knock at the door when the Department of Natural Resources came bashing through the door. "STEP AWAY FROM THE TRUMPET, AND YOU WON'T GET HURT!" The judge was a little nicer, as long as I agreed to find a home for this instrument. Maybe the water fowl issue is due to it being made in Wisconsin.
This horn is as close to new as I can imagine. A few minor scuffs of the case, some insertion marks on the GOLD PLATED (Burbank) Marcinkiewicz mouthpiece (11-S). This horn takes a CORNET shank and of course comes with A and B-flat lead pipes. Unlike the Getzen Eterna this horn has the offset 4th valve which is a real nice feature. To really add confusion to your attempts at intonation adjustment, the 4th valve also has a slide. And I thought the double French Horn players had it bad.
So here's the story from the folks at Getzen:
After years of success in the Eterna Series line, the 916 Piccolo Trumpet has been upgraded and moved into the Getzen Custom Series. This new and improved 3916 Piccolo Trumpet maintains the same great quality of the 916 model with several upgraded and enhanced features. In addition to an all new, 4″ copper bell, the 3916 also offers a redesigned mouthpipe and tuning bit configuration. This design change includes a switch to standard trumpet shank tuning bits as well as a completely new mouthpipe tube.
Perhaps the biggest improvement is the totally redesigned 3916 valve section. While the same dedication to piston action and durability that Getzen is known for has stayed the same, the overall layout and configuration has changed to ensure a freer blowing instrument that offers excellent intonation. Add this to the fact that the 3916 Piccolo Trumpet is constructed exclusively in the Getzen ProShop and you will see why it has quickly become regarded as the perfect tool for any Baroque literature or specialty music.
Hand lapped yellow brass
Yellow brass mouthpipe tube
Nickel plated, yellow brass Bb and a A tuning bits (trumpet shank standard) z<<--Not included
4″ two piece copper
Intonation Aids
Fourth valve for alternate 1-3 & 1-2-3 fingerings; third slide ring
1C<<<< Not included
Clear lacquer
Cornet Shank Tuning Bits (XCS) <<<---- Included
Case keys include! Bottle of green valve oil, nope, not included.
Category: High Trumpets
Item price: $1,600.00
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