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The original “Z” was born of Yamaha’s long and close partnership with legendry trumpeter Bobby Shew. Then in 2018 Yamaha and Shew collaborated to create a second-generation YTR-8310Z that further refines the brilliant tone and well-balanced playing resistance that contemporary styles demand. The Shew ideal is one versatile, efficient instrument that can wail out powerful leads and also play soft, mellow ballads. The Z satisfies all of his playing requirements. The tapering thickness of the handmade bell gives players a very open and comfortable response as well as better feedback into their sound. The flat-dome bell rim helps players create their own personal tonal colors.
Balanced playing resistance, brilliant tone and a solid tonal core for all types of jazz. The revised Yamaha Custom Z model introduces the latest Yamaha structural technology and other features refined through countless evaluations by Bobby Shew and the Yamaha R&D team.
While the weight of the valve casing has been increased, the new Custom Z YTR-8310Z has been designed to achieve brilliant tone and ideally balanced playing resistance. A redesigned leadpipe and new piston pads result in better response that provides smooth playability on detailed passages. The new stopper screw also helps to improve tonal solidity while enhancing high-register playability.
Please refer to table below for specs
New valve casing for powerful tone
In order to produce the powerful, well-defined tone that today’s jazz players demand, the conventional one-piece valve casing has been replaced with a two-piece design. This refinement adds weight to the instrument’s tone while also increasing playing resistance.
One-piece side-seam bell
A one-piece yellow-brass bell plays an important role in achieving bright tone and outstanding projection. The bell also features a side seam that passes through the points where tubing braces dampen vibration, for more open resonance.
French bead bell rim
Unlike traditional methods that produce a round bell rim, the more advanced French bead technique results in a flat-dome rim shape that enhances feedback to the performer.
This Jazz mouthpiece has a fairly deep, roomy cup for big, warm sound. The throat and backbore are designed to provide enough "jump and snap" to nimbly maneuver through quick jazz passages with rich, full tone.
|Bell Material||One piece, yellow brass||One piece, yellow brass|
|Bell Diameter||127mm (5")||127mm (5")|
|Bore Size||Step bore 11.3mm (0.445")||Step bore 11.3mm (0.445")|