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Yamaha YTR-9825 Short Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
The Yamaha YTR-9825 Short Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet was developed with John Hagstrom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It has 3 piston valves with a rotary valve on the 3rd valve slide to extend the range (often referred to as a 3+1 set-up). This makes a low F (concert D when playing piccolo in A) playable whilst maintaining the agility of a 3 valve set-up.
Two sets of leadpipes
The YTR-9825 comes with 4 leadpipes. Two leadpipes have trumpet mouthpiece receivers in Bb and A while the other two have cornet mouthpiece receivers in Bb and A.
Hand-hammered one-piece bell
A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument’s material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing.
Hand-lapped pistons and slides
Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
Pressure formed tubing
Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
- Two-piece valve casing (top: brass/Xeno shape; lower: brass)
- New curved leadpipe
- New leadpipe assemblies (GL type: Bb/A)
- With trumpet and cornet shank lead pipes
- Mouthpieces: TR11A5 and CR11A4
- Case: new TRC-810 double case with strap
Though piccolo trumpets are primarily used to play the exciting yet demanding 1st trumpet parts in Baroque literature, modern composers have also begun to incorporate them in contemporary— and even popular — music. Yamaha piccolos are easy to play, have a beautiful tone, and excellent intonation. They are converted to either Bb or A by changing the leadpipes provided.
Most trumpet players with experience use the A leadpipe when playing Baroque pieces which are in the key od D. If you use the Bb leadpipe you will be playing in the key of E, but if you use the A leadpipe the key will be F, which is more fluid and much better for trilling.
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