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Yamaha YEP-321 Series 4-Valve EuphoniumThe Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium features a small shank receiver with a .571 inch bore for easy tone production and response for the advancing student. The 4 nickel-plated top action valves offer excellent, quick action. The YEP-321 includes a hard case, small shank mouthpiece and valve oil.The YEP-321 Series is one of the most popular models with advancing players and band directors.Honed Valves The precise fit between valve casings and pistons after honing means no air leakage. Pressure Formed Tubing Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance. Laser-Fused Pluzuma Welded Bell A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell, which allows continuous even vibrations.IntonationThe excellent intonation of the YEP-321 helps to foster a feel for correct pitch, especially in beginning players.ResponseThe responsiveness of the YEP-321 assists beginning players in learning the phrasing of the euphonium.All Yamaha brass instruments come with a limited 5-year warranty.
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This is by far the best non-compensating Euphonium on the market. I believe the sound of this model rivals a lot of the compensating horns out there.
I've had my horn for almost three years now and it is a great horn. The valves work pretty smoothly. Just oil it regularly - It does feel a little tight and isn't as free blowing as other intermediate horns, but it still is free blowing. The high range is fairly easy to obtain on this and the low range is okay....it's a little hard to control on this horn. THe biggest complaints I have about this horn is that it doesn't have a large shank receiver like some other intermediate euphoniums, and the metal is a bit thin, so it dents fairly easily. Overall, the horn is great for the High School student who plans to be a music major in college.
I borrowed my university's YEP-321 to play in their brass ensemble and it is the best non-compensating euphonium I have ever played. Although a pro would probably want a compensating system, this will serve an amateur or student quite well.
I have owned a YEP321S for 31 years.Many of the early purchasers of this euphonium had problems with valve plating. I have used nothing but Holton valve oil and never had a problem. After playing this instrument for several years I had the larger lead pipe and receiver from a YEP641 installed. Using a large shank 51D mouthpiece I found that it really opened up the upper register.
I play this instrument a lot and it has proven to be very durable. I have had it replated once and the case wore out. So far this year I have performed in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and as usual have had no problems.
I have played on four separate horns of this model, and all have been delightfully easy and free-blowing. The low register is amazingly clear and easy to play. The valve mechanisms are reliable and sturdy. I have played several competing models such as Jupiter's 4-valve intermediate horn and one from King, and the Yamaha has shown to clearly be the best horn in its class. Although it is pricier on average than the competition, it is well worth the extra money, as it is a quality horn for any player, whether beginning or professional. Many band directors will not recommend a horn like the Yamaha to beginning band students due to air resistance and stiff valve mechanisms, but I started out playing a YEP 321, and have been playing them ever since. I attribute my moderate musical success to the playability and quality of this horn. However, it does dent and scratch fairly easily, so be sure to properly keep care of it. Overall, this horn is an excellent choice.
I'm retired from an Army Reserve Band, and we had Yamaha YEP-321 horns. Unfortunately when I retired from the band I had to turn mine in leaving me with only my old 3 valve horn from High school, which was fine for marching with FD bands, but when I got back into playing with a concert band I really needed that 4th valve. The YEP-321 was the first one I looked at, and wound up being the best horn I tried in it's price range. So I've bought myself a YEP-321S. For those that complain that the horn has thin metal that dents easily, well the thickness of the metal effects the sound, if it were made heavier it wouldn't sound as nice. We had 4 of these at the reserve center, and none of them in the 15 years I played with the band had sustained any major damage. It's all a matter of taking care with them.
? after managing to coax my parents into getting it for me I took it to school. My band instructor couldn't believe it was mine! It's lasted with me through auditioning for every sort of group imaginable, and people are always amazed with the tone I can produce. All in all, an AMAZING horn that will last any serious player well beyond high school and college.
The YEP-321 is a very good quality instrument. The 321 has great tone and ease of blowing. It easily pumps out the notes without too much effort. I have a 1969 YEP-321 #000003, and it is still a "top dog" instrument. This instrument will last you forever, as long as you take care of it. I would definitely recommend this instrument to anyone. It has a few problems with it, but is still very good. Some of the notes are a little stuffy, but time can take care of that. Overall this is a 4-5 (out of 5) instrument.
This horn plays beautifully, allowing even the highest or lowest of registers play free and easily. I tested using a Yamaha 48. Found this old instrument a few weeks ago and had it fixed up and haven't stopped playing it since. When the instrument reaches an older age it will, like any veteran instrument, need some soldering...but take care of this horn and it will take care of your euphonium-playing needs. Note: The silver plating is definitely worth the money...I've tried both versions and the improvement in tone is simply beautiful.
After playing a junkyard baritone in middle school, this horn was what I began playing on in high school. I am in my senior year and a serious player, and it hasn't failed me yet! The horn that I play is a school horn that must be at least 30 years old, has multiple large dents from years of abuse, yet it still produces a wonderful tone. I had some work done on it to shore up a few holes and had it chemically cleaned with a lube job on the valves and now it plays remarkably well. I use a Bach 51-G mouthpiece and am able to produce a rich, full sound in both low and high registers. The other player in my section is playing on a $6000 Besson...and my trusty Yamaha beats his horn for tone every time! I am looking to buy my own to continue with in college. I would completely recommend this horn to any student or professional looking for a serviceable instrument that will last forever.
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