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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'm a highschool student and I figured it was time to up grade to a pro trumpet. After trying out lots of trumpets this one stood out. It has a great tone, it extended my range, and it's note slotting is right on. The only trumpet to compare this one to is the Yamaha New York Artist trumpet, but for the price this one is a much better deal. Also, the Bobby Shew mouthpiece it comes with is a great all-around mouthpiece.
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
Wanted a horn that could handle the high register interval slotting needed for classical arpeggios etc. but still had a nice full sound in the mid range. This horn did it all. I found the Bachs (180s37 and 43) were great for the high register accuracy but were lacking in projection and fullness in the mid range. If I played orchestra or wind ensemble only, I think I would probably go Bach but I was sold on the versatility of this horn. Not to mention the price. BTW the mouthpiece that comes with this horn should not be overlooked. If you're out trying horns, do not make a decision without trying 8310Z.
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.
I couldn't have asked for a better lead horn! I use the 8310Z as my primary lead horn in a Big Band, with my churches Praise Band and as a soloist. This is one of the easiest horns i've ever played. Three and four octaves come with ease as does perfect intonation throughout. I recommend this horn to anyone. Be careful though, if you over play it, she'll bite back!
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...
I purchased this horn after playing on another lightweight horn, a Strad Model 43, for many years, and I could immediately tell that I was going to buy it. It is extremely easy to play, even from the start,and it slots perfectly, though you can still throw it around when you want to. The sound, depending on the way you use your air, is very full, with a great even quality to it. The c-trumpet derived 5" bell offers great projection, and creates a big sound, which sounds excellent in classical and jazz. For lead work, this is your home. First of all the sound is big, so you can fill any room regardless of size, and the upper register is very clean (oh, and by the way, this trumpet can scream). So feel free to wale and leave smoke. It is also quite easy to play up there, but in some instances (it may be a mouthpiece issue), the horn is limited to a high F/G, but that is what Yamahas' are great for: Also, the horn is said to have a medium/large bore, but be prepared for something closer to a large bore, because it is very free-blowing.
Although, with this horn, it is very possible that you will find you like the free-blowiness!
Overall, great for classical, great for jazz (bigband, small group, and Maynard kind of stuff), and I am sure it would be great for lower orchestral parts as well. This is a great main horn!!!!
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 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!
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