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Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone  Black Nickel

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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 da...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One slick horn!

By ELIZABETH SUNSHINE

from Wyoming

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great trombone!

    By Robin Brinegar

    from MO

    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.

    (3 of 3 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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