Well, welcome to the guild!
Are you anywhere near Muskoka Ontario? I could suggest a band or 2 that could sorely use either your trumpet or trombone skills.
I've never owned a Getzen, but almost bought a Getzen bass a few months back. Good instruments and highly regarded.
Thanks for the suggestion, BillO. Unfortunately Muskoka is an 18 hour drive from here (Winnipeg).
The fun times I was expecting with the trombone suddenly tanked a few weeks ago. My wife has been diagnosed with cancer and after the radiation treatments the doctors discovered a lymph node that was not quite right, so Chemo is on the calendar. I've stepped back from the two bands in which I was playing trombone so I can be with her through the treatments. But my wife refused to let me take a leave of absence from the BBB (flugel/cornet) or the Big Band (trumpet/flugel) so I'm still playing when I can, but not much on trombone other than blowing scales every few days. We'll see how her health is with chemo, and then I may get back into the concert band on a "when able" basis. Unfortunately, the jazz band trombone position has been filled. No regrets, though, considering what my wife is going through.
An update to my original post: I received the DW 12CS and was surprised to find it is larger than the Getzen 12C, and it has a flatter rim. The inner edge and cup depth are similar. The Getzen is very comfortable and easy to play, but as with the DW mouthpieces on cornet and flugelhorn the DW 12CS is harder to slot accurately, (as in less forgiving) but the tone is worth it. Range (a comfortable 2 1/2 octave) is similar on both, but the DW has a better/fuller tone on the high end. I really like the Getzen 451 trombone - it was worth waiting for!