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Yamaha YTR-9445NYS-YM Bell Trumpet

The release of the second generation NY C trumpets lead to several meetings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra trumpet section. During these meetings it was determined that an alteration to the existing NY model C trumpet was necessary to take of advantage of the legendary acoustic properties of Boston's famed Symphony Hall. This lead to the development of the YM bell that features a slightly steeper flare than the YS bell of the NY model creating a sound that retained all of the power and projection of the YS bell but changed the way the clarity and purity of the trumpet sound is perceived in Symphony Hall. The effect of the YM bell was so dramatic that all 4 trumpet players in the BSO section have adopted this new trumpet design.

Yamaha YTR-9445NYS-YM Bell Trumpet

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Xeno Artist Model trumpets are based on in-depth research into vintage instruments that are considered masterpieces, but they are not simply reproductions. All materials and parts have been thoroughly reviewed, and construction refined to deliver unprecedented balance and performance. Ongoing collaboration with leading artists around the world continues to elevate Xeno Artist Model performance to new heights.

The New York Series was developed in cooperation with Robert Sullivan, former associate principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, and David Bilger, principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Based on traditional styling with advanced refinements, the New York Series offers superb presence and brilliance with solid playing resistance. The YTR-9445NYS-YM model, a C trumpet, features a YM bell for even clearer, tighter tone, and is a favorite with the Boston Symphony Orchestra trumpet section.

Based on new findings acquired through research into vintage trumpets, the dimensions and thickness of parts of the valve casing have been revised for the 2019 model. The refined valve casing and lightweight pistons work together to deliver significantly improved response for even greater clarity in detailed passages.

A new rubber cork material* that is more resistant to deterioration over time is used for the water key seal. These modifications contribute to improved definition, projection, and response.

* Rubber cork: Cork particles are evenly distributed through a synthetic rubber, achieving greater compression resilience than conventional cork.

Bell Design

The bell features a design that is narrower toward the valve casing, and a square-cornered bell bow that provides the performer with ideal blowing resistance. The steeply flared YM bell produces a clear, well-defined tone.

 

Unlike traditional methods where a round rim curl is used, a French bead is an advanced technique that matches the curl to the shape of a semi-cylindrical rim and is characterized by improved feedback of sound to the performer.

Utilizing a leadpipe that is thicker than former designs, an original style Malone Pipe™ (MC2), and a lighter mouthpiece receiver, we have achieved improved tone and response while providing the performer with ideal blowing resistance. A finger hook that is not soldered to the leadpipe is provided. You will hear and feel the difference in tone quality and response. The MC2 leadpipe works in combination with the bell to provide solid playing resistance.

Malone Pipe™

Based on leadpipes designed by renowned brass instrument artisan Bob Malone, the Malone Pipe™ is available in several keys, offering quick response, superior intonation and unparalleled evenness of tone: Originally a trumpet player himself, Bob Malone opened his own custom brass shop in Los Angeles in 1983. Trumpeters flocked to his shop to have him personally customize their horns. His original leadpipe design has enjoyed wide acclaim and is still held in high regard among trumpet players. Since Bob joined Yamaha’s Research and Development team in 2001, his Malone Pipe™ design has made its way into a number of Xeno Artist models and Custom series instruments. Rich and brilliant tone with excellent projection, the Malone Pipe™ brings total expression to your music.

The Xeno Artist Model trumpet water key contributes to musical resonance in a significant way. The weight distribution of the water key arm and saddle improve playability and response while enhancing high resister accessibility.

The 3rd valve slide position is designed to allow the slide to be extended enough so that accurate low F pitch can be achieved. The button at the tip of the slide and the quarter circle stopper ring help to fine-tune the playing resistance for superior comfort and playability.

The slide stopper is designed to prevent the trumpet slide from falling off. The slide stopper is made of silicone rubber that will not harm the finish. Providing both strength and elasticity, it can remain attached to the instrument during performance. (Length: 12 cm)

TRC-801E double case that can be carried in your hand, over your shoulder, or like a backpack.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section

“Our Yamaha trumpets have the best ringing sound of any trumpets we’ve ever played. Their range of color, volume and clarity fit perfectly in Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.”

Thomas Rolfs

Principal Trumpet , Boston Symphony Orchestra

“I love playing my new Yamaha C trumpet. It plays with the characteristic ease that Yamaha is famous for and the sound is prefect for our orchestra and our great Symphony Hall in Boston.”

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Specifications
Key C
Bell Material One piece, Yellow brass
Bell Diameter 123mm (4-7/8")
Bore Size L 11.73mm (0.462")
Weight Heavy
Finish Silver-plated
Mouthpiece TR-17B4
Case Included