Getzen 725 dual bore?

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Stefano
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Getzen 725 dual bore?

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I’m looking for a horn for orchestral work. I have a chance to buy a Getzen 725 dual bore f attachment for $1350 with stand and case. It is described as in “near perfect” condition.

Assuming the horn checks out, any reason why I shouldn’t purchase? I’ve seen it mostly described as an intermediate student horn. I’m an amateur, but sound matters.
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Bell section components the same as other larger Getzen Edwards horns. Most similar to the old Canadian Brass horns from decades ago. FWIW, I like this horn better than the 1047 variants. Always punched over its weight class for me.

Not sure on the price/market, I haven’t looked in a long time, but they are nice horns that play well.

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I love mine. I'm selling my Shires I like it so much, as a matter of fact. $1350 is more than I spent on the two I now own, but it isn't a bad price relative to other similar horns.
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OK. Guess I'll buy. This horn for orchestral and the Selmer Bolero for jazz.
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Purchased. Like new. $1350. Happy!
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Pictures?
Dave

2020ish? Shires Q30GR with 2CL
1982 King 607F with 13CL
Yamaha 421G Bass with Christian Lindberg 2CL / Bach 1 1/2G
Bach Soloist with 13CL
1967 Olds Ambassador with 10CL
1957 Besson 10-10
Jean Baptiste EUPCOMS with Stork 4
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Sorry I didn't return to this.
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I knew someone who had one. Sounded nice. The only thing I'd go through the intonation in detail. Make sure you can adapt to any quirks.
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I played one for a couple of years, eventually traded it for an 88H. Great horn, though, and it helped me get into playing again after a lapse of several years.
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Incidentally, these bells play really nice with Conn slides too. I picked up the SL4762 someone was selling a few weeks ago and it is a really nice complement to the 525/547 slide, and fits with no modification. As far as I can tell, the length is basically identical beween the two slides.
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