Yamaha introduced a new series of Custom Xeno Bb Trumpets at the 2014 NAMM Show. The new lineup, including the YTR-8335 (ML Bore) and the YTR-8345 (L Bore), is informed by insights gained during the development of Artist Model Xeno trumpets, helping to create inspiring instruments with extraordinary tonal flexibility.
The reinvented Custom Xeno trumpets feature a revamped bell, which provides a powerful tonal core and more precise slotting in the upper register, and a newly designed leadpipe. A lighter valve casing and pistons deliver enhanced response and optimal tone control. Both models offer outstanding power and projection, when necessary, but are also characterized by refined resistance and response for softer notes.
"The new Custom Xeno trumpets deliver Fortissimo passages with authority and also provide a nuanced, colorful tone," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, Wind Instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "These instruments represent a fantastic step forward for Yamaha trumpets and embody the concept of Innovation that Inspires."
New bell design
A new bell design contributes to optimum resistance for a powerful tonal core and accurate slotting. The new design also enhances playability in the upper register.
Thinner Valve casing and pistons, modified angle of branch tube (knuckle)
Thinner valvecasing and pistons, as well as the modified angle of the branch tube (knuckle) result in improved response and provide the performer with an ideal blowing resistance.
1st Slide Button
The button on the 1st slide serves to fine-tune the blowing resistance for optimum control.
Improved Water Key
The height of the main slide water key gutter has been increased for optimum resistance, and the ends of the water key spring have been curled for improved response.
New TRC-800E double case with backpack straps.