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YTR8310ZS

Limited stock available in select stores only

The Z was born of Yamaha' s long and close partnership with the legendary trumpeter Bobby Shew. Bobby is an incredibly versatile player, and to meet all his playing requirements he wanted to create one super efficient instrument which could scream out a powerful lead, or play soft, mellow ballades.

He finally found that instrument in the Z. When we decided to try to improve the Z, trumpet designer Shunichi Niwata and R&D specialist Bob Malone worked together with Bobby, passing into it all the special techniques we'd learned since designing the first Z. And the results speak for themselves.

Specs:

Custom Z Series, Lightweight Bb trumpet
Yellow-brass bell, Bell: 127mm (5")
M bore: 11.30mm (0.445 ")
Finish: Silver plate
Mouthpiece: SHEW-JAZZ

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I've owned this for several years. It slots pretty well, definitely better than my old Connstellation. The 8310 is very lightweight, with significant resistance in the upper register. If you push a lot of air through the horn - not an issue in my case - this horn may not work for you because of the bore size. But for a weekender, this is a solid horn. Weaknesses: the silver seems to tarnish quickly in key areas; it should have amado water keys, the lever ones tend to drip a tiny bit, even with rubber pads. Definitely feels less like a 'machine' than the Xeno. In my opinion, the 6310 had some advantages in terms of sound - especially the lacquer ones - but the silver Z is a well made Yamaha horn. Not sure it's worth $3200 though... I paid about $1000 less brand new, which I think is more reasonable.
Posted by Dave L on Feb 23, 2018
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