Introducing the second generation of the Xeno Artist Model "New York" series Bb and C trumpets. In collaboration with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yamaha trumpet designers scrutinized the redesign of parts and manufacturing down to the micron-level in order to ensure the highest levels of quality, craftsmanship and tone control for the performer that is striving for perfection.
The area where the bell meets the valves has been redesigned for optimum playing resistance and brilliant, distinctive tone. High note playability has been significantly improved as well. The bell has a traditional bottom seam that results in ideal balance with the new thinner valve casing and pistons.
Utilizing a leadpipe that is thicker than the previous design, an original style Malone Pipe™ MC2, and a lighter mouthpiece receiver, Yamaha trumpet designers have achieved improved tone and response while providing the performer with an ideal level of air resistance. Malone Pipe™ Based on leadpipes designed by renowned brass instrument artisan Bob Malone, the Malone Pipe™ is available in several keys, offering quick response, superior intonation and unparalleled evenness of tone: Originally a trumpet player himself, Bob Malone opened his own custom brass shop in Los Angeles in 1983. Trumpeters flocked to his shop to have him personally customize their horns. His original leadpipe design has enjoyed wide acclaim and is still held in high regard among trumpet players. Since Bob joined Yamaha's Research and Development team in 2001, his Malone Pipe™ design has made its way into a number of Xeno Artist models and Custom series instruments. Rich and brilliant tone with excellent projection, the Malone Pipe™ brings total expression to your music.
Valve Casing & Pistons
Thinner valve casing and pistons, as well as the modified angle of the branch tube (Knuckle, marked in blue in the photo), result in improved response and provide the performer with an ideal level of resistance. Modifications to the shapes of the piston button, top cap, and bottom cap, as well as production refinements, have made it possible to deliver a deeper tone while improving projection.
Main Tuning Slide and Brace
A traditional square crook is used (the Chicago model has a semi-square crook). The socket of the main tuning slide brace(marked in blue in the photo) is taller and the brace is heavier to achieve balanced resistance and a vivid sound quality that leads to brilliant presence in orchestral settings.
The weight distribution of the water key and base has been revised for greater playing versatility and easier access to high notes.
Brace Balance and Position
The shape and position of the bell braces has been modified to achieve better weight balance that results in quicker response and livelier tone with a solid tonal core.
The TRC-800E double case features a backpack-style design for ease of transport.
- Key of: C
- Bell Material: Yellow Brass
- Bell Diameter: 123mm (4-7/8")
- Bore: 11.73 (0.462")
- Finish: Silver-Plated
- Weight: Heavy
- Mouthpiece: TR17B4