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Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb TrumpetThe Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom is a result of Yamaha' s partnership with the great trumpeter Bobby Shew. Bobby is a versatile player, equally at home in a lead role in a big band or in a largely soloing context in a quintet setting. Shew had a vision of creating one single efficient instrument that could screech a lead line, or blow sweet, mellow ballades. He finally found that instrument in the Z.When Yamaha decided to try to improve the Z, trumpet designer Shunichi Niwata and R&D specialist Bob Malone worked together with Bobby, making sure it had what Bobby needed in order to handle all of these various applications.The result was the Z as it is today. Key of Bb. Lightweight; .445" bore; one-piece, 5", yellow brass bell; one piece, drawn, gold brass mouthpipe; Monel pistons; hand-lapped pistons and slides; laser-fused pluzuma welded bell; unbraced inner outer tuning slide; large bell flare; large bore tuning slide; and special bead and bell taper.
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I will keep this short and sweet. I lead a big band and specialize in dance music and the music of Maynard Ferguson. Originally, I played a Holton MF Horn, but wanted a smaller, lighter horn to make my work easier. I purchased the Yamaha 6310Z and never looked back! I was able to blend with the ensemble without killing the poor saxophones, AND step up front for a Maynard chart without a microphone. Since many of our venues are smaller, this was important. When I tried the 8310Z, I was stunned. It had somehow surpassed its predecessor! It's by far the most versitile horn on the market. How often can you use the same horn for Chet Baker AND Maynard Ferguson? However, I did not purchase the 8310Z because it once again allowed me to easily overpower the big band. I love my 6310Z and play it religiously. But I think the 8310Z is more dynamic and responsive.
HAVE BEEN PLAYING YAMAHA HORNS SINCE THE 70?S. THIS ONE IS SPECIAL. ALL I DO TO CHANGE THE COLOR IS TO CHANGE THE SIZE OF THE MOUTH PIECE, WHICH IS NO MYSTERY, BUT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE LIKE NO OTHER HORN I HAVE PLAYED. LIGHTWEIGHT AND FUN TO PLAY. PEOPLE COMMENT ON MY TONE ALL THE TIME. I JUST SAY THANKS, BUT I KNOW THE HORN IS THE SECRET.
I PLAY CONN AND OLDS CORNETS, HOLTON AND BACH TRUMPETS. MY STRAD WAS A REAL BEAUTY, A 43 WITH GOLD ACCENTS AND 1ST. TRIGGER, REEVES VALVE JOB ETC. THE 8310 BLEW IT AWAY. I TRADED THE STRAD AND BOUGHT THE YAHAMA. WOW, THE EASE OF PLAYING IS INCREDIBLE. I IMMEDIATELY ADDED 2 NOTES TO MY UPPER REGISTER. THE COLOR IS FABULOUS, LIKE GOLD PLATE, THE 5" BELL IS A PERFECT MATCH, TUNING SLIDES ARE LIKE BUTTER. I ALREADY ORDERED THE SHEW LEAD MOUYHPIECE TO GO ALONG WITH THE JAZZ MODEL THAT COMES WITH THE HORN. THIS HORN IS BY FAR THE BEST HORN I'VE SEEN IN TERMS OF PRICE, QUALITY, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. TRY 10 STRADS AND YOU TRY 10 DIFFERENT SOUNDS. TRY 1 YAMAHA CUSTOM AND YOU'LL STOP LOOKING, IT'S THAT GOOD!
I have played many trumpets, including my LT180S37 Bach Stradivarius, and this is by far one of the best trumpets I have ever played. I perform in two local big bands (in one I play lead trumpet), in our local park band, and a few other various groups. Let me start by saying this trumpet screams in the high range. It opens up very easily and the intonation is great above the C above the staff. It also has wonderful projection. The director of our big band joked to the audience recently that our trumpet section is now accepting work peeling paint off the sides of buildings (Two of us use the 8310Z). I have also found that this trumpet is great for outdoors work. When playing with the local park band I don't get overly tired and it projects very well. This is important when playing in the summer heat.
One of my primary concerns about the 8310Z was if it had the ability to sound great at low volumes. I was happy to find that the trumpet plays just as wonderfully when playing softly and sweetly as it does when playing high energy, loud music. I couldn't be happier with the results I am getting from the 8310Z.
All in all I have found that this trumpet is great for any kind of performance I throw at it. I would not have expected so much out of such a reasonably priced trumpet.
Just as a side note the case it comes with is fantastic. It fits my 8310Z, my Bach, and my two Warburton mouthpieces perfectly. I also enjoy that I am able to lock them up in the case when I am not using them.
Playing lead trumpet for the 'Greatest show on Earth' is a VERY demanding job. I was perfectly content with my 6310Z and, much like Bobby Shew himself, was alittle skeptical when the word was out about Yamaha improving upon that popular lightweight horn. Well, they did it, and it's called the 8310Z!!!! It has made my job noticeably easier....and here's why:
1) The bigger bead on the bell, as well as moving the seam of the bell to the side, has made the sound BIGGER! You get nothing but pure sound at ALL dynamics and in ALL registers.
2)It's actually BRIGHTER,when you want it to be, than the 6310Z! Which is what I need to sit on top of the horn section!
3) It responds even QUICKER than the 6310Z! This is really nice 'cause you don't have to step on the gas at all for it to take off......it just goes like a fine-tuned sports car!!!! INSTANT SOUND!
4) The upper register 'holds together better' and won't break-up on you. I guess you could say that it's a more focused feel up top--you feel more 'secure.'
There may be a slight adjustment period if your coming off the 6310Z, but not much. And for those of you coming off a larger horn, just lay-back on it and let the horn do the work. As we all know, it's about making trumpet playing easier, and once you play the new 8310Z, you too will believe!
I'm a sophomore in my high school band. We are playing a song for our marching band with several high G's above high C. I was able to hit them before I bought this trumpet, but on very rare occasion, now I can nail a G and do it consecutive times throughout the song. I've also been able to pull out an A. This trumpet projects its sound far better than other trumpets, yet it can play mellow and soft when needed. This trumpet has the quality of a Schilke but costs several hundred less.
The Yamaha 8310Z is a great playing trumpet. It's also very easy to play. it's very lightweight. If you're used to a Bach Strad; this horn will feel very different. It gives you more for your money. This horn is very versatile as well. It can be used in both symphonic and jazz settings. Excellent
I have played Bach products for 35 years, so I was looking for another horn,finally. I play tested for several hours over 3 sessions at WWBW and narrrowed my choices down to the Shew and the Bergeron yamaha's. Both these horns out performed the Getzen's I tried,which surprised me. The Shew could peel paint, as they say nowadays and the Bergeron could do it also but in a nicer way. In the end, I felt more comfortable with the Shew in my hands and my interval work was more spot on. Both horns slot well with the Bergeron being a little darker in tone. The only con I have with the Shew is the case...very small and really quite worthless. I kept my old refurbished Bach case. No more Bach's, this horn really improves your play and sound. Very good craftsmanship and I can't wait to play it live...
Yes, this horn "peels paint"... I have used several horns over the last few decades, Bach, Callichio, Kanstul, Besson, older Yamaha, Wild Thing, and Benge. This new Shew model is the cat's meow. I had tried out the older 6310 several years ago and it was too tight for me. They really opened up this horn to new heights. I tried it out of the box on a friend's new horn. Without much effort, I nailed a double high A. Having had this for a few days, it's now an easy double high C on the fly. Even better is that I can come down and play a soft, dark ballad immediately after soaring in the upper register. This is the first horn that actually hurt my ears when playing in Ferguson-Land. It will cut like no other horn out there... Don't spend a large amount of $$$ on specialty horns. This will be the only lead horn you'll ever need. FYI - I did stick a C Cap on the third valve to help slot a little more accurately.
I think this is a great trumpet. It is supposed to be a jazz trumpet but it seems to work well for band literature as well. If you are going to do this, I would strongly suggust not playing on the lead mouthpiece that comes with it. I read somewhere that you can do this and it will sound fine but this is definately not the case. Play this trumpet with the correct mouthpiece and it will sound awesome
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