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Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone Black Nickel 

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Overview

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .500-inch
  • Leadpipe: Standard
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    $1,299.99
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      An excellent choice for jazz.

      The Giardinelli GTB-897 is eye-catching in black nickel. A popular choice for saxophones for years, the heavier black nickel gives this trombone a dark and vibrant sound. This trombone features a .500” bore and a 8” yellow brass bell with a clear lacquer interior finish. This instrument comes with a lightweight hard foam case with a nylon exterior. It makes transporting your trombone easy with both shoulder and backpack straps. Stand out musically and visually with the Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone.

      Features

      • Key: Bb
      • Bore: .500-inch
      • Leadpipe: Standard
      • Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
      • Bell: 8-inch
      • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
      • Handslide: Standard Weight
      • Handslide Material: Yellow Brass Outer and Chromed Inner Slide Tubes
      • Handslide Crook Material: Yellow Brass
      • F Attachment Wrap: N/A
      • F Attachment Valve: N/A
      • Features: Black Nickel Finish; Clear Lacquer Bell Interior
      • Case: Lightweight Hard Foam Case with Nylon Exterior and Backpack and Shoulder Straps
      • Mouthpiece: Yes
      • Mouthpiece Shank: Small
      • Finish: Black Nickel
       
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      GiardinelliGTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone
       
      4.8

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      5.0

      Great intermediate 'bone

      By JM

      from Montana

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      Pros

      • Easy Tone Production
      • Unique Look
      • Vibrant Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone:

        I bought this 'bone 6 months ago for my son in middle school. Got it when it was on sale; good deal. The look is unique, but not too flashy to stand out too much in a crowded band. We play together during practice and recitals and the sound blends very well with my Yamaha 640. The quality seems quite good for a Chinese made model, although the finish plating seems a bit thin; time will tell. Slide action is very good with cream, Trombotine, or Slide-o-Mix. Not especially lightweight, but seems durable. I modified the case a slight bit to hold the bell section more secure. My son is very happy with it and I expect he'll use it well into high school.

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        5.0

        Great trombone!

        Comments about Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone:

        This was a great purchase. The trombone plays as great as it looks.
        Sound quality is awesome. The trombone is beautiful.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Black Nickel Trombone

        By steve gatlin

        from West TN

        Comments about Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone:

        Pros: Great looking horn, light weight, a very nice bright sound.
        Cons: I didn't like the mouthpiece that came with the horn,but it is ok for a beginner player.
        I recently purchased the Giardinelli Black Lacquered Nickel trombone (I was intrigued by its looks). I am well pleased with it. I purchased it at a bargin price I mainly play this horn at church. I have recieve many compliments on its sound. My wife says it has a bright tone as opposed to my King 5B. I switched to a Schilke 47b mouthpiece for those high notes, but I am considering a Schilke 46 that I tried before. I love the sound that this horm produces. However, it seems to take a while to warm up unlike my King 5B. The slide action is not what I expected, but maybe I will switch to a slide cream instead of an oil. This is a great little horn. A very nice sound in the upper register as well in the mid to low register. The mouthpiece that comes with the trombone is ok for a beginner, but all you experienced players out there, you will want to upgrade.

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        4.0

        One slick horn!

        Comments about Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone:

        To be honest, the look of this horn was my original motivator over others. And I didn't have a huge budget for some of the more well known models. But after 6 months I couldn't be more pleased with the performance.
        My F attachment dual bore (.525/.547) tenor is great for concert band and brass quintets. But it was exhausting trying to screech out the high notes on most latin jazz/big band songs.
        This horn has a nice rich voice throughout all octaves. And I can put in a small (17C) mouthpiece and play 3-4 bars above staff with ease.
        Pros: Nice bend below the tuning slide for neck comfort, smooth slide (including tuning slide), great look/sound/feel, well padded case with 3 different storage compartments and carrying options.
        Cons: Nicks show up more in the dark finish, have to really crank to tighten the slide on or it slips while playing, case storage isn't big enough for a stand.
        To counteract the scratches I put a guard on the end of the slide and a leather wrap for my left hand. I also got a stand that folds up into the bell.
        Overall, I think this horn is a screaming deal. I wasn't sure about getting the first trombone Giardinelli made (I could be wrong on this). It could have been a dud, or start a trend. Considering how many comments I get from other bone players, I made the right choice.

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