"Bell and slides interchange for complete key transposition from Eb to D"
Yamaha high-pitched trumpets feature a brilliant tone with crisp clear attacks and excellent control in the high register. Though originally used primarily for Baroque music, they are increasingly used by solo and orchestral players for security with difficult high passages as well as for the clarity and lyrical qualities of their sound. The 9610 features two bells and sets of slides to convert it to either Eb or D, and offers outstandingly accurate intonation.
Level: Custom Specialty Keyed Trumpet
Key of: Eb / D
Bore: M: 0.445"
Bell Diameter: 4 3/4"
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Body Material: Yellow Brass
Bell Material: Gold brass; One-Piece
Key Buttons: Mother of pearl
Features: Interchangeable Eb and D bells; 1st and 3rd valve slides for D
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 piston 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.
Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell
A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
One-piece, drawn, gold brass leadpipe
This type of leadpipe offers excellent intonation, response and proper resistance.