Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium

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Developed with some of the world's finest Euphonium soloists, it's the ultimate instrument for the Euphonium virtuoso. Features thin bell for improved response, longer bow guards, more ergonomic holding tube design, first valve tuning slide, hand-lapped valves and slides, and bell taper/open mouthpipe combo for greater projection and response. All Yamaha wind instruments come with a limited 5-year warranty.

Features

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .591-.661-inch
  • Bell: 11.8-inch
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Bell Position: Upright
  • Valves: Monel Piston
  • Number of Valves: 4
  • Valve Position: 3 Top and 1 Side
  • System: Compensating
  • Features: Open Design Gold Brass Leadpipe; Yellow Brass Valve Casing
  • Case: Yes
  • Mouthpiece: L51
  • Mouthpiece Shank: Large
  • Finish: Silver
 
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YamahaYEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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May be the best horn money can buy!

All I can say is WOW! What a difference from the Besson Prestige 2051s I had before this one. This is the smoothest horn throughout the entire register that I have played. No...Read complete review

All I can say is WOW! What a difference from the Besson Prestige 2051s I had before this one. This is the smoothest horn throughout the entire register that I have played. No trigger needed with this horn! If you are looking for pound for pound the best that money can offer this would be the horn that you need!

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Comparing the Yamaha with others

I have not played the 842, but I did try the 642 before buying my current euphonium ( a davis and bechet compensating euphonium), In fact I found them to be almost the...Read complete review

I have not played the 842, but I did try the 642 before buying my current euphonium ( a davis and bechet compensating euphonium), In fact I found them to be almost the same in tone and response, they were both georgious looking and sounding. the only drawback was that the Yamaha was twice the price of the davis and bechet, but as good as it was it was not twice as good. So I think the Yamaha is a good horn, just a little spendy...

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3.0

Comparing the Yamaha with others

By Tiffany_brinkley

from Detriot, mi

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        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I have not played the 842, but I did try the 642 before buying my current euphonium ( a davis and bechet compensating euphonium), In fact I found them to be almost the same in tone and response, they were both georgious looking and sounding. the only drawback was that the Yamaha was twice the price of the davis and bechet, but as good as it was it was not twice as good. So I think the Yamaha is a good horn, just a little spendy...

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        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        that is my dream euphonium!

        By Garrett Holland

        from 3310 s shady ln

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        if i ever got a euphonium like that i would never want anything else all i would do is play

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        (27 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is an excellent horn.

        By Kristina

        from Fort Smith, AR

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I've been playing the Yamaha 842S for two years now (I have 11 years experience with euphonium), and I've never had any trouble with it. The sound is very pure and flows very nicely throughout the ranges. A bonus (for the strength-challenged like me) is that it's very easy to hold. I would recommend this horn to anyone considering a professional career.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The new industry standard.

        By Randy Guptill

        from Durham, NC

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I played a Yamaha 641 for years and bought an 842 a couple of years ago. I have test played every model of pro euphonium and the 842 surpasses them all. This horn truly sings and has the best intonation of any horn out there. Recently I test played my 842 against a new Willson at my school. The 842 was superior in every aspect but the valves. While the 842 pistons are very good, stainless steel valves are nicer. If Yamaha only made it with stainless pistons the other companies could just give up!

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        (59 of 107 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The new industry standard.

        By Randy Guptill

        from Durham, NC

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I played a Yamaha 641 for years and bought an 842 a couple of years ago. I have test played every model of pro euphonium and the 842 surpasses them all. This horn truly sings and has the best intonation of any horn out there. The 842 was superior in every aspect but the valves. While the 842 pistons are very good, stainless steel valves are nicer. If Yamaha only made it with stainless pistons the other companies could just give up!

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        (15 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        one step ahead of the competition

        By Mark Franklin

        from Plainview, TX

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        Wow! (without words) This horn plays as beautifully as it looks. The response through all registers is phenomenal and intonation comes easily (the first valve slide was modified and it helps alot.) I've played Wilsons, Bessons, Irnbrunner (don't ask me how to spell that correctly) and Miraphones. Hands down, the 842 is THE BEST in performance, quality, and bang for your buck. The definition of what a euphonium should be!

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        5.0

        A great instrument at ANY price!

        By John-iVLUI

        from Georgia

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I've been playing the 842 for almost a year now, and I have to say that it's easily the best solo instrument on the market. It has a beautiful sound and projects unbelievably easily. At the same time, the sound is capable of blending in a section with ease. Add to that the fact that it's one of the most affordable euphs on the market, and it's kind of a no-brainer.

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        (28 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Instrument

        By The Euphonium Man

        from Pennsylvania, USA

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I became the owner of this instrument on Christmas of 2003. I was amazed at the beautiful tone, and the control I had over the music I played. I qualified for district, regional, and all-state band with this instrument and made my sophomore year even better. I highly recommend this instrument to anyone looking for a new Euphonium.

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        (28 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        going from a 642 to 842

        By Travis Hyde

        from Lubbock, TX USA

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        After about 4 years of a YEP642S, it was time to upgrade. I tried many horns, probably all of them. I tried Hirsbrunners, Willsons, Meinl Weston, Besson, and yes even Jupiter(which has improved Tremendously!! keep it up) and the one horn that just felt the best was the new Yamaha 842. Just in case anyone wants to know it is LIGHT YEARS better than the old 642. An improved low range was the first thing I noticed, it was so much easier to play, and also the gold trim is pretty tight. Willson and Hirsbrunner are still GREAT horns, and they may suit you better than me, but price is the biggest difference. If Yamaha can build off of this horn, they will soon be the company to beat Euphonium-wise.

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        (55 of 102 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top Notch

        By Brad-9_STm

        from Salinas, CA, USA

        Comments about Yamaha YEP-842S Series Compensating Euphonium:

        I've enjoyed playing the 842S for several weeks now. Great intonation, wonderful valve action, very responsive. A friend of mine (who also owns a Besson sovereign) said he wants to sell his other 5 horns to get a 842S. Great horn, very satisfied.

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