For more than almost 50 years, Mike Vax has wowed audiences with his trumpet playing. Performing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the U.S. Navy Show Band, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band,and such greats as Freddy Hubbard, Art Pepper, and Al Grey has taught Mike many lessons about what it takes to be a true trumpet player. The most important lesson learned is that a great player needs a great trumpet.

That's why Mr. Vax decided to combine his lifetime of playing with the Getzen ProShop's decades of trumpet making experience. Together, we have created the all new, Custom Series 3001MV Mike Vax Model trumpet. A superb, superior trumpet for the demanding trumpet player.

3001MV Trumpet




3001 MV Trumpet – specs:

Bore Size:

Hand lapped yellow brass

Custom yellow brass

No. 172 hand hammered one piece, light weight gold brass (large flair)

Intonation Aids:
First slide saddle, third slide ring

Clear lacquer, bright silver plate, or 24K gold plate

Getzen Platinum Warranty
Lifetime Valve Warranty

3001MV Options:

Bright Silver Plate
24K Gold Plate
Hand Engraving
Custom Etching Available


Round Crook Tuning Slide
Round Crook Jazz Tuning Slide
24K Gold Plate Trim Kit

The 3001MV is the result of Mike Vax's nearly 50 years of trumpet playing experience. Together, he and the Getzen ProShop worked to develop a first class lead and all around trumpet based on the existing 3001 design. The 3001MV features a standard 3001 body with the addition of a lower tuning slide venturi tube and lightweight bottom caps. This modified body is combined with a #172 hand hammered, one piece, lightweight gold brass bell which creates a wonderfully rich and colorful tone with outstanding projection and response.

Contact Information: Mike Vax Music Productions and Friends of Big Band Jazz * * * 925-872-1942

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