Audio & Video
- 5/4/2014 [Artists]
- Yamaha Artists at 20th Hamamatsu International Wind Instruments Academy and Festival
Yamaha Artists from across Europe to perform and present masterclasses.
- 17/11/2013 [About Yamaha]
- Yamaha’s new SILENT Brass™ given prestigious Good Design Award in Japan
The brand new SILENT Brass™ from Yamaha has been given the highly regarded Good Design Gold Award 2013. First established in 1957, the awards are recognised throughout the world as one of the most significant design awards.
The third valve slide trigger is more ergonomic and will accommodate a wider range of hand sizes.
The YFH-8315G features a newly designed leadpipe, outer leadpipe area and a new connection brace between the leadpipe and the valve casing.
Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional flugelhorn pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.
Audio & Video
Bob Malone talks about Malone Pipe™
Produkt Präsentation der Fluegelhörner auf der Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010
In this traditional procedure, a fan-shaped piece of brass with a thickness of approximately 0.5 mm is slowly and carefully formed into a pipe, and its seam is welded shut. A skilled worker then hammers the pipe to form a bell shape. This one-piece bell used for high-end Custom and pro models trumpets.
In this step, a mandrel and the bell are spun while using a tool to conform the bell onto the mandrel and constrict the narrow end of the bell. This task is very difficult and labor intensive. Like hammering, bell spinning must be carefully performed by skilled workers.
To prevent the bell stem from losing its roundness when bent, a soft metal that melts easily is packed inside it. Next a form is used to bend the pipe into a U shape. Lastly the packed metal is melted and removed.
Finally the Yamaha logo is applied. The logo is applied precisely using a computer controlled engraver.
Machining and hole formation
In this step, holes are drilled in precise locations.
In this step, the valve casing parts are fitted into a special jig and passed through a furnace to braze the components together without any distortions.
In this step, a lathe is used to precisely machine the interior of the brazed valve casing. This step involves machine work and is critical for ensuring quick, smooth piston action.
The gap between the valve casing and the piston is set to 10 microns on one side. This is such a high level of precision that the valve will not work if even a single strand of hair becomes trapped in the gap.
* 10 microns (0.01 mm) is about one-tenth the thickness of a single strand of hair.
In this step, holes are bored precisely in six locations on each piston cylinder.
Tubes which serve as the passageways for three different air streams are fitted into the holes on the piston and brazed to it.
The outer diameter of the piston and smooth surface is ground and polished to form a precise seal.
Like soldering, brazing is a method of welding. It has a much higher melting point than soldering for superior strength.
A steel core rod with precise dimensions is inserted into the tube and fitted tightly against it as in the bell manufacturing process. The tube is then drawn through an exterior die forming highly precise, micron-level tolerances.
To prevent the pipe from losing its roundness, a soft metal that melts easily is packed inside it. Then a form is used to bend the pipe. Lastly the packed metal is melted and removed.
In this step, a steel ball, with a diameter the same as the inner diameter of the curved tube, is passed through to precisely shape the inner diameter of the pipe.
Assembling and finishing
Skilled workers carefully solder and assemble by hand parts such as the bell, valve casing, and leadpipe.
In this step, the surface of the body is polished using a buffer cloth and a polishing agent.
The instrument enters a mist of lacquer particles which are electrostatically applied to the trumpet to provide a strong, uniform coating.
Adjustments and playing test
Before a trumpet leaves the factory, it goes through a strict quality and playability test. This includes checking its intonation with a strobe tuner, and also using an air leak tester.
Our GP, Silver and Signature Series have been created especially for professionals who require superior quality from their mouthpiece.
The GP Series features an innovative shape and extra-heavy gold-plate finish for players who prefer a focused, concentrated tonal core. The 925 Series are the first production mouthpieces in the world to be manufactured from pure sterling silver for a rich, warm tone core with sufficient sparkle for clarity and life.
Pro Custom Dealers
70 Portland Road
Hove BN3 5DL
Ackerman Music have 3 music shops in Sussex, and are one of the largest suppliers of wind instruments in the South of the country. All instruments are checked through our own workshops prior to sale. We stock a large range of Yamaha Brass instruments, and try to keep all the Xeno range in stock.
Alan Gregory Musical Instruments
196-198 Moseley Road
Manchester M14 6PB
0161 224 8915
Alan Gregory Music have been established in Manchester for over 30 years and are specialists in not only Brass & Woodwind but also Strings & Percussion instruments.
They hold a large range of instruments in stock catering for everyone from the beginner right up to the experienced professonal player.
The shop prides itself on holding a vast range of accessories and also offers a full on-site repair service.....their technicians have over 200 years service between them!!!
7 Hunslet Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1JQ
0113 245 3097
Band Supplies have been established for over 30 years and have a well earned reputation as both a Brass & Woodwind specialist. They hold a huge range of instruments and accessories and cater for every level of player from beginner to professional level. All staff are vastly experienced players and are only too keen keen to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm. They take a pride in offering professional advice and superior after sales service.
Maidenhead SL6 8BT
01628 630 800
Dawkes Music are a Woodwind & Brass specialist with over 40 years of experience and stock a huge range of high quality instruments and accessories. The foundation of Dawkes is in repairs which gives a critical insight into into the quality of manufacture.
59 Rumbridge Street, Totton
Southampton, SO40 9DR
Hayes Music was started in November 2004 by Graham Hayes after ending a successful career as a principle trombonist with The Band of HM Royal Marines. The business continued to develop, and with new business partner Richard Boler, moved into their new premises in 2010. The modern showroom offers a vast selection of Brass and Woodwind Instruments, associated accessories, testing facilities and a fully equipped repair service. They offer honest friendly advice and an unrivalled after-sales service to musicians of all standards in Hampshire, the South Coast and throughout the UK.
141 Staplegrove Road
Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AF
John Packer Ltd is a specialist woodwind and brass shop known and loved throughout the UK and worldwide. The shop supplies a huge range of instruments, and mouthpieces and accessories and has four practice rooms available for customers. The staff are all specialists in their field and take pleasure in helping all players find the perfect instrument, mouthpiece, or reed. The shop also boasts a workshop with experienced technicians who are on-hand for all customer needs from small tweaks to instrument overhauls.
106A Crawford Street
London W1H 2HZ
0207 486 8206
20A Station Road
Chesham HP5 1DH
Prozone Music - A music shop for musicians. Offering friendly expert advice and unrivalled stocks of woodwind and brass musical instruments and accessories for todays modern musician, from beginner to professional. Prozone Music has a private testing studio, VAT free assisted purchase schemes and much more. We know what you'll want and need..........and we've got it here!
THE MUSIC CELLAR
12 Fox Street
Preston PR1 2AB
01772 251 407
The Music Cellar have been established for nearly 35 years and and hold a huge stock of instruments and accessories in their large Preston showroom. They are both a Brass & Woodwind specialist and have a busy in-house repair facility. As well as having good links in education they cater for all standards of player up to professional level. As experienced musicians themselves they have an in-depth knowledge of the products they supply and have an unrivalled reputation for service.
9-11 Chapel Street
Camborne TR14 8EF
Trevada Music started in 1984 with the supply and repair of brass instruments and has grown over the years to now stock everything musical from a recorder to a grand piano. There are three shops, two full line music shops located in Cornwall and Wales and a separate piano showroom in Camborne. It has built its reputation by being fair and honest and is pleased to be a pro-custom dealer offering a great selection of Yamaha instruments.
13 Christmas Steps
Bristol, Avon BS1 5BS
0117 9227 402
Trevor Jones founded the business over 20 years ago after a long career in orchestral playing followed by teaching. The shop enjoys a reputation far and wide for its extensive stock, excellent repair and after-sales service, and knowledgeable staff on hand to offer specialist advice. Please contact us on the above details – the website is easy to navigate and we are standing by!
75-77 Derby Road
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5BA
0115 941 0543
Windblowers are the Midland's premier wind instrument centre. Offering the largest selection of sheet music and wind instruments in the Midlands our comprehensive selection of new instruments and large range of instrument accessories means we always have everything you need.
11-13 Cumberland Street
Edinburgh EH3 6RT
0131 557 6543
The Wind Section are a Brass & Woodwind specialist who have a bright modern showroom in the centre of Edinburgh. With an emphasis on quality they display a large range of instruments from all the major manufacturers. They offer an unrivalled on-site repair facility staffed by 4 fully qualified technicians and as brass players themselves Malcolm and his team are only too keen advise on the right instrument whether that be for a student learner or professional player.
3 Cross Avenue, Crossflatts
Bingley BD16 2DX
+44 (0)1274 510050
Windstruments are a woodwind and brass specialist who hold a huge range of instruments and accessories and cater for every level of player from beginner to professional. Their newly renovated showroom and repair facility is well located in Bingley West Yorkshire. The friendly staff are all experienced players who pass on their knowledge with enthusiasm. On-site technicians set up and play test every instrument that they supply and they run a hugely popular instrument rental scheme.
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