Posted by David Zerkel on September 14, 1999 at 08:54:05:
In Reply to: Getzen G50 compared to Yamaha 822 CC posted by Daryl Fletcher on September 13, 1999 at 19:30:45:
I have played both of these horns quite a bit as they have been showing up in my students hands. In my mind, the Getzen is the superior instrument. The sound is huskier and darker and generally a little more resonant. I think that the G50 is a swell instrument and don't hesitate to recommend it as a good all purpose CC tuba. If a student has very serious orchestral aspirations, I don't think that it is the best choice, as it just won't make enough noise. But, Dave Fedderly has used his in the orchestra for Brahms and reports that the section digs it.
All the best,