Mike Vax Signature Model!
The Getzen 3001MV Mike Vax Artist Series Bb Trumpet was designed in cooperation with famed trumpet performer and educator Mike Vax. The 3001MV Series features a .459-inch bore with a #172 taper, lightweight, gold brass bell. The combination of this bell along with the standard 3001 custom trumpet body, a lower tuning slide venturi, and lightweight bottom valve caps creates an instrument with a rich tone and outstanding response. The Getzen 3001MV Mike Vax Artist Series Bb Trumpet includes a 1C mouthpiece and wood shell case with external music pouch
The Getzen Artist Model trumpets are the perfect examples of how the Getzen ProShop works together with top trumpet players. This relationship and teamwork brings together years of experience building, designing, and playing professional trumpets. The result is the ultimate environment for the creation of a top line instrument.
All Getzen Artist Series instruments are covered by the Getzen Platinum Warranty which offers a lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship and materials on all parts of the instrument. Getzen also offers a transferable Lifetime Valve Warranty which guarantees the piston valves are free from defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the instrument. Should any piston defect occur, Getzen will repair or replace the piston at their discretion.
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3001MV Mike Vax Artist Model Bb Trumpet Specifications:
- Key: Bb
- Bore: .459"
- Leadpipe: Standard
- Leadpipe Material: Yellow brass
- Bell: 4-3/4" #172 taper, one-piece, hand-hammered
- Bell Material: Lightweight gold brass
- Valves: Nickel silver piston
- 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb saddle
- 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed ring
- Features: Lower tuning slide venturi, lightweight bottom valve caps, lightweight gold brass bell
- Case: Wood shell with external music pocket
- Mouthpiece: Getzen 1C
- Finish: Lacquer or Silver-plate
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Comments about Getzen 3001MV Mike Vax Artist Model Bb Trumpet:
I've played the Getzen 3001MV, in lacquer, for some months nowfor a time, one borrowed from a friend, lately one I recently purchasedand I have to say that from day one this horn has, for me, blown doors. I happen to play a rather large mouthpiece, Curry 1B. Over the course of 35 years of playing, mostly jazz/commercial, Ive tried shallower, smaller mouthpieces, but have always come back to larger, deeper (sizable lip tissue in part to blame). Before I started playing the MV, I tried a Xeno ML bore. It was too dark with my set up, so much so I wasnt hearing the upper spectrum of sound I was used to hearing. I have an older Bach ML 37 with a 43 leadpipe that is somewhat dark but has a lot of resistance, an F.E. Olds Studio '57 that has perfect intonation but is a lot of work in the upper register, and a Yamaha 6345 that is somewhere between the two. On the 3001MV, the day I first played it, I sailed cleanly up to F above high C in the warm up with very little effort. I could do this on my Olds, Bach 37, and Yamaha 6345 some days, but not most days. But on the MV, Im able to establish Fs and Gs above high C nearly every warm up with what seems like half the effort I needed on those other horns. And once Im up and playing for the day, whether with a quintet or a big band or just in the practice room, I can play at any dynamic level with any sound or feel required, and this horn is right where I need it to be in terms of tone quality and intonation, from F# below the staff to the upper reaches of my range. My take on the 3001MV is this: the ML bore with the venturi at the tuning slide/valve casing interface and larger 172 bell offer a clean, accelerated air flowvery free blowing, at least for meand the larger flair lightweight bell with its higher copper content produces a full, well-centered tone that is never too dark, never too shrill. And believe me, playing a Curry 1B as my full-time mouthpiece (I'm not a lead player per se, but frequent the upper register while soloing), if the configuration of this horn with the 172 bell were going to go too dark, it would have done that given my set up. But it doesn't do that, particularly up high, where there is a very real sizzle quality (makes my ears ring sometimes). This is a pro horn like no other Ive owned; its as if the MV wants to play up into the stratosphereI found myself, when I first started playing it, mistakenly sliding up a step or two above upper register notes that I used to have to work for. For me, Getzens 3001MV is amazingand yes, its true: the valves are the best in the industry, without questionand my only wish is that Id had the wherewithal to invest in this remarkable instrument when, some years ago now, it first hit the market.