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Description
It's a screamer and a ballad horn all at once.
  • Key: Bb
    Bore: .445-inch Stepped Bore
    Leadpipe: One-Piece Drawn
    Leadpipe Material: Gold Brass
    Bell: 5-inch One-Piece Hammered
    Bell Material: Yellow Brass
    Valves: Monel Piston
    1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
    3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed Ring
    Features: One-Piece Drawn Gold Brass Leadpipe; Stepped Bore with Large Bore Tuning Slide; One-Piece Hammered Bell with Large Bell Flair; Lightweight Body Design
    Case: Deluxe Wood Case
    Mouthpiece: Yamaha Bobby Shew Signature
    Finish: Lacquer, Silver

Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet
The 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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"This is perhaps the greatest trumpet ever made."


by Salsero Mayor - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Comeback Player Jazz,Clasical,Latin,Ballads Miami,FL
8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

If you are looking for a trumpet that can give you a heavenly sound with minimal effort look no more...this is the trumpet for you. Quality and responsiveness of the valves are flawless as well as the finish and feel. It comes with a great looking case and the Bobby Shew Jazz Mouthpiece. One word of caution "DO NOT OVERLOOK THE MOUTHPIECE THAT THIS TRUMPET COMES WITH" It was custom made for the instrument... the fit and sound for me were perfect. I take this opportunity to thank Dan Seda of WWBW for his professionalism in helping me choose an instrument that fit me perfect. Mil Gracias Hermano.

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"Incredible."


by Bradley Scott Tharp - 5/3/2010 1:18:33 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Bandleader, Studio, Lead - 22+yrs Big Band, Motown, Jazz, Latin, Classical New Albany, Indiana
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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.

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"Boy, am I happy!"


by Roy Chalko - 7/9/2009 5:59:59 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Playing since grade school, 51 years old Jazz and concert South Bend, Indiana

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...

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"The Holy grail of trumpets"


by Tranq B - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
weekend Pro,Studio, live Nu Jazz, Salsa C-Town
53 people out of 55 found this review helpful

I have a '47 Chicago Benge and a '47 Martin Committee and the new ShewHorn has the smoothest jazz tone that is contemporary and drips with warm overtones. The slotting on this horn is dead on..I don't even need to correct the D and F drastically to stay in tune. This horn is one flexible bugle.You can go from low F# to G above the staff like the notes were next to one another. It only took 2 hours to completely feel at home on the Shew. The valves are very fast without feeling like your fighting the mechanism. The looks are killer. What's not to like with this baby. I went from a large bore Martin to this horn and I can last way longer on this horn. Still hitting the strato notes late in the night. Great tone really smooth..no harsh or brash tone at all. and if you have the lungs it will scream without breaking up....

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"The best trumpet I've ever played"


by Aaron L. - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
sophomore first chair marching band and wind ensemble burke county north carolina
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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.

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"BE CAREFUL, THIS HORN CAN HURT YOUR EARS "


by GRANT - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
PRO PLAYER--35YEARS SWING-JAZZ-CHURCH TUCSON
20 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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.

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"Great!"


by A - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Highschool Anthing, band stuff and solos Kent
6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Absolutely love it! I was at grade 7 and really needed something better than the nice but limited flugel and very basic cornet I already had, tried loads of pro standard horns and this was by far the best. Hugely volatile and responsive, you can really get feeling into the music, without busting a gut. Brilliant tone throughout the register, a great buy. I managed to get it a very good condition second hand.

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"great trumpet"


by Trumpet - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
College Trumpet Performance Major Classical Michigan
8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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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"Fantastic"


by Anthony L - 7/30/2012 11:48:46 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active, Hobbyist Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland, Symphonic, Ska, Pit Quincy Illinois
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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.

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"AWESOME! YAHAMA JUST GOT A NEW FRIEND."


by Roger T - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
33 years City Pops Band, Church, Jazz Semmes Al.
11 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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!

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