Yamaha's third generation of heavyweight trumpets combines the company's knack for computer-controlled technology with its passion for handcrafting engineering. The professional Xeno series trumpet delivers a great example of bringing these forces together
Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional trumpet pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.
Yamaha employs special computer-controlled annealing equipment to ensure that the end result of this heating and cooling process is a consistently superior sound.
Hand-lapped pistons and slides
Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
New mouthpiece receiver length
Enhances the responsiveness of the instrument.
New valve stems, buttons, and caps
Add to the feel of the horn as well as give the horn a sharper overall look.
Hand-hammered one-piece bell
A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument's material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing.
Laser-fused pluzuma-welded bell
A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
Double main tuning slide braces
The main tuning slide on the YTR-8335 has double braces which help the response and tonal color of the instrument.
Specially treated metal
Through research, Yamaha designers have developed a process for treating metal that enables the heavyweight trumpets to deliver more power, better control, and richer sound.
A thicker leadpipe helps the trumpet have a better tone and response.
The heavyweight trumpets have heavier metal through the instrument than the standard weight trumpets. Thicker metal helps the trumpets deliver a darker tone that does not break up with volume.
Metal valve guides
Darkened sound and improved tonal projection are the result of metal valve guides.
One-piece drawn leadpipe
This type of leadpipe offers excellent intonation, response and proper resistance.
Level: Custom Xeno series
Bore ML: 0.459"
Bell Diameter: 4 7/8"
Leadpipe: Gold brass
Body Material: Yellow brass
Bell Material: Yellow brass; One-piece
Key Buttons: Mother of pearl
Finish: Gold epoxy lacquer
Pistons / Valves: Monel; Two piece valve casings