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Yamaha YSL-891Z Custom Series Trombone

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The Yamaha YSL-891 trombone was developed with two of the world's finest trombone players, Wycliffe Gordon and Andy Martin. It comes with 2 interchan...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-12-2018

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The Yamaha YSL-891 trombone was developed with two of the world's finest trombone players, Wycliffe Gordon and Andy Martin. It comes with 2 interchangeable leadpipes: the NY leadpipe is longer and was developed with Wycliffe Gordon, while the LA leadpipe is shorter and was developed with Andy Martin.

The new balancer found on the YSL-891Z perfectly proportions the instrument's weight and makes for easier playing. It features a chrome-plated nickel silver, one-piece drawn inner slide that is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response. The one-piece, drawn, brass outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length, a type of construction that ensures airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability. The outer slide is fit with extremely close tolerances making the horn respond quickly and effortlessly.

The YSL-891Z' 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 pure and perfectly balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing techniques.

Hand-lapped tuning slides ensure an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth airflow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument. A pressure forming process in making the tubing results in perfectly rounded tubing that makes for less turbulence and a smoother airflow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance. The YSL-891' laser-fused pluzuma welded bell is virtually seamless, and allows continuous even vibrations.

The unique slide lock design on all Yamaha trombones keeps the slide locked in place and keeps it from accidentally falling, and the large, easy-to-hold nickel silver bracing guards against possible slide damage if the instrument is dropped and also lessens fatigue while playing.

Key: Bb
Bore: .508-inch
Leadpipe: Two Interchangeable--NY (Longer) and LA (Shorter)
Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
Bell: 8-inch One-Piece Hand-Hammered
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Handslide: Standard
Handslide Material: Yellow Brass Outer Drawn and Chrome-Plated Nickel Silver Inner Drawn
F Attachment Wrap: N/A
F Attachment Valve: N/A
Features: Interchangeable Leadpipes; Lightweight Design
Case: SLC-891Z Wood Case
Mouthpiece: 45C2
Mouthpiece Shank: Small
Finish: Lacquer
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YamahaYSL-891Z Custom Series Trombone

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Great Horn


from Rogers, AR

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  • Horn is flawless and very easy to play.


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  • Best for jazz, but sounds great in concernt band

Comments about Yamaha YSL-891Z Custom Series Trombone:

I don't deserve a horn this nice! I am amazed at how well it plays and sounds. I've played an F attachment Olds horn for years and had forgotten how easy a standard horn is to play. I prefer one lead pipe over the other, but nice to have options. Very happy with my purchase.

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Jazz Man So Cal


from Southern California

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Comments about Yamaha YSL-891Z Custom Series Trombone:

Just got the horn after much careful deliberation, and I must say I am very pleased. This horn is unreal, you really must play it. Sometimes I find myself just staring at it and thinking what a beautiful instrument it is. The craftsmanship is top notch. The horn was a huge upgrade from what I was playing on and I can certainly notice the improvement. WWBW was fast and easy to use. Overall, great product, great customer support. This instrument will last me my whole career.

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