Uncompromising quality in a Bb trumpet.
This is the Xeno YTR-9335CHS, a trumpet that follows in Yamaha’s tradition of outstanding Bb trumpets. This one features Yamaha’s infamously perfect silver plating. The YTR-9335CHSII Xeno Artist Model œChicago Bb trumpet was updated in 2015 with input from John Hagstrom, 2nd trumpet in the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section. This new Bb trumpet pairs with the acclaimed YTR-9445CHSII œChicago C trumpet to create an excellent matching set. Together, these instruments feature unparalleled craftsmanship to meet the needs of the highest caliber of trumpet performers.
New Xeno Artist Model “Chicago” Trumpet
Consistent tone and playability between the Chicago Bb and C trumpets makes switching instruments easy. Other strengths include the fast response that orchestra playing requires, excellent high register definition, and wider low register coverage. The beautifully brilliant timbre and solid tonal core of the YTR-9335CHSII allow trumpet players to sing out over the orchestra.
The newly designed bell features a new design that is narrower toward the pistons and a squared-corner U-shaped crook that provides the performer with an ideal blowing resistance. This results in a more “three-dimensional” sound with a strong tonal core that improves upper register playability.
Utilizing a leadpipe that is thicker than current designs, an original style Malone Pipe (MB1), and a shallower mouthpiece receiver, achieved improved tone and response while providing the performer with an ideal blowing 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’ 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.
Response and Resistance
Redesigned parts, such as lighter weight pistons and valve casing, a semi-square crook shaped tuning slide and redesigned water key spring result in improved response and provide the performer with an ideal level of resistance.
Design and materials have been re-assessed to ensure the improved response from the instrument’ tubing. The weight distribution of the water key arm and the saddle has been updated to improve playability and response while enhancing high register accessibility.
Balance has been improved by modifying the shape of the brace, achieving quick response with a brilliant, well-centered tone.
Like the former models, the distance between the mouthpiece receiver and brace on the YTR-9335CHSII and YTR-9445CHSII are similar so that consistent playability is achieved when switching between Bb and C trumpets.
3rd Valve Slide
The 3rd valve slide stop is positioned to allow the slide to be extended further than normal so that accurate low Eb pitch can be achieved. The button at the tip of the slide and the quarter circle stopper ring help to fine-tune the playing resistance for superior comfort and playability.
The slide stopper is designed to prevent the trumpet slide from falling off. The slide stopper is made of silicone rubber, which will not harm the finish. Providing both strength and elasticity, it can remain attached to the instrument during performance. (Length: 12 cm)
The TRC-800E double case features a backpack-style design for ease of transport.
Yamaha’s brass division is responsible for producing some of the finest trumpets in the world today. The Xeno line represents everything most players are seeking in a professional trumpet. They have impeccable build quality, innovative design and a manufacturing efficiency that combine to make the Xeno line one of the best values in professional trumpets today. The Xeno Series represents a fusion of craftsmanship that involves outstanding instrument design, advanced technology, and the experience, talent, and dreams of respected artists around the world. These are trumpets that inspire. Their outstanding power and projection combines with refined resistance and response for extraordinary tonal flexibility. Xeno trumpets continue to evolve with the artists who play them, towards the ultimate goal of ideal musical expression.
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YTR-9335CHS Xeno Artist Chicago Series Bb Trumpet