Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet  

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This Bobby Shew Trumpet has an even bigger, warmer sound than the 6310Z!

Yamaha partnered with Bobby Shew to make a versatile instrument that would scream out a powerful lead or play soft, mellow ballads. The result speaks for itself. Key of Bb. Lightweight; .445" bore; one-piece, 5", yellow brass bell; one piece, drawn, gold brass mouthpipe; Monel pistons; hand-lapped pistons and slides; laser-fused pluzuma welded bell; unbraced inner outer tuning slide; large bell flare; large bore tuning slide; and special bead and bell taper.

Features

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .445-inch Stepped Bore
  • Leadpipe: One-Piece Drawn
  • Leadpipe Material: Gold Brass
  • Bell: 5-inch One-Piece Hammered
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Valves: Monel Piston
  • 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
  • 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed Ring
  • Features: One-Piece Drawn Gold Brass Leadpipe; Stepped Bore with Large Bore Tuning Slide; One-Piece Hammered Bell with Large Bell Flair; Lightweight Body Design
  • Case: Deluxe Wood Case
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha Bobby Shew Signature

If it's good enough for Bobby Shew, it's gotta be good enough for you!

 
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4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds and plays good but backs up on me.

By Gary Rhoads

from St Petersburg,fl

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

I've been trying to get this horn to play freely for a year now. It plays easy in the lower registers, has super intonation, a good tone, great valves, is well built, slides work super but the lacquer is a little thin....came off where I hold my thumb between first and second valve casing. I've owned lots of other horns that didn't have this happen to. Many people recommend not trying over blowing it and I agree, but of a dozen other horns i've owned, none have given me the feeling of "backing up" on my when playing high and loud like in a big band. Even regular practice etudes become difficult when you push. I've tried several different mouthpieces, all of which work fine with my Schilke, K-modified, Bessons and even a Reynolds Emporer. The 8310Z was supposed to solve this problem, but for me, it did not. Sorry this is not a rave review....just my personal experience with 50+ years of playing trumpet.

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(43 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works for every gig and every style.

By Dave Czohara

from The Villages Florida

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

Great horn!! Full sound when needed. Powerful in all registers. You can play delicate when needed. As versatile horn as I have ever played. Playing lead is a pleasure with this horn, simply sings to the top of my range. If you need a horn for every gig buy this horn. Only slight flaw I have is that the valves occasionally stick. Don't let that stop you!!

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

flexibility of tone production, ease of response, open high range

By Shawn-yzdmD

from Minnesota

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

The 8310z improves upon the well-respected 6310z. It has a French bead on the bell, which really helps you hear yourself when you're playing with a loud band. Projection, intonation, and response are all excellent. Sounds dark but brilliant with a normal C cup mouthpiece, but can really sizzle... without even changing to a lead piece. The step bore (.445) may sound small, but at the tuning slide it is closer to .458, and at the second valve slide, it is between .459 and .460. This is probably the most versatile horn on the market, and these are very consistent from one to the next... no need to play 20 of them to find a "good" one. The upper register sings, the middle and low registers are round and full--what more could you want? The horn may seem toy-like because of its lightness, but it slots and handles very well. The case it comes with is a very nice-looking (and very protective)double trumpet hardcase.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantasticly responsive lightweight professional trumpet

By Danny Watkins

from Bristol, UK

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

In a 30 year trumpet playing career I've played many trumpets. When I buy one I stick with it for many years. For the last 12 I've played exclusively on a Bach Strad. I thought nothing could match it until I hear about and played the 8310Z. What struck me immediately was the consistency throughout the range. There are certain notes you get to love playing 'cause they have a special sound - on this trumpet that clear attack is there on every note. The trumpet just loves to be played - as someone said, just tap it and it goes. Great cutting sound up high, but still with beautiful open tone when you choose. Try a GR Mouthpiece too. Enjoy. Danny.

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(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is perhaps the greatest trumpet ever made.

By Salsero Mayor

from Miami,FL

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

If you are looking for a trumpet that can give you a heavenly sound with minimal effort look no more...this is the trumpet for you. Quality and responsiveness of the valves are flawless as well as the finish and feel. It comes with a great looking case and the Bobby Shew Jazz Mouthpiece. One word of caution "DO NOT OVERLOOK THE MOUTHPIECE THAT THIS TRUMPET COMES WITH" It was custom made for the instrument... the fit and sound for me were perfect. I take this opportunity to thank Dan Seda of Music 123 for his professionalism in helping me choose an instrument that fit me perfect. Mil Gracias Hermano.

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5.0

Great horn!

By Aaron Durham

from Fort Smith, AR

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

The Yamaha 8310Z is a great sounding, great playing trumpet. It's also very free-blowing and easy to play. The features I like are its large-bore reverse lead pipe, the metal valve guides (not those cheap plastic things), and the fact that it's very lightweight. If you're used to a Bach Strad; this horn will feel very different. It gives you more bang for the buck. This horn is very versatile as well. It can be used in both symphonic and jazz settings. Two horns will fit inside its double-sided case. It will also hold two different mouthpieces. I give it 5 stars.

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(16 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome horn!

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

I recently purchased this horn from my local music store and what can I say, this horn is awesome. I noticed right away the tone difference between this and my old horn which was a Yamaha 232s. they don't make it anymore. I did not notice much improvement in my range but with the range that I have.(I've hit a double C but I am more comfortable at around high g) the tone is so much better and much more full like professional trumpet players you hear with the incredible tone, without blowing very hard at all. just like the other reviews said you have to back off and let the horn do the work. you won't regret giving this horn a try. also the case was very good. well padded. it is a propac case that will fit a flugelhorn on one side and the trumpet on the other(it's still a small case though) there would be no storage space at all if you have both in there though except for little slits in the center padding which are very small and not much would fit in there. which is no problem for me I only have my trumpet. without the flugelhorn in the case I can fit all of my mutes in there. I have a triple play mute which is a plunger and a straight that can combine to make a cup mute or play separately, and a Harmon mute. with room for valve oil tuning slide grease and the cleaning cloth that came with the horn. this horn is a great buy you won't go wrong buying it.

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(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like this horn

By Jason "minichops" Smith

from Tecumseh/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

I purchased this horn after playing on another lightweight horn, a Strad Model 43, for many years, and I could immediately tell that I was going to buy it. It is extremely easy to play, even from the start,and it slots perfectly, though you can still throw it around when you want to. The sound, depending on the way you use your air, is very full, with a great even quality to it. The c-trumpet derived 5" bell offers great projection, and creates a big sound, which sounds excellent in classical and jazz. For lead work, this is your home. First of all the sound is big, so you can fill any room regardless of size, and the upper register is very clean (oh, and by the way, this trumpet can scream). So feel free to wale and leave smoke. It is also quite easy to play up there, but in some instances (it may be a mouthpiece issue), the horn is limited to a high F/G, but that is what Yamahas' are great for: Also, the horn is said to have a medium/large bore, but be prepared for something closer to a large bore, because it is very free-blowing.Although, with this horn, it is very possible that you will find you like the free-blowiness! Overall, great for classical, great for jazz (bigband, small group, and Maynard kind of stuff), and I am sure it would be great for lower orchestral parts as well. This is a great main horn!!!!

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(25 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Right Horn For Any Player

By therealjaughn

from British Columbia

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

I bought one of these a few months ago while looking for a new flugel. I have never liked Yamahas and was very sceptical, but after just one note I knew that I'd found something that fit me. It is so versatile!!! I can go from playing bright, ultrastrong lead in a big band to a flowing, dark jazz solo to any chair in a concert band or orchestra to the Hindemith Sonata to Raphael Mendez to a musical theatre gig. It handles everything with great flexibility and gives the player the freedom to play from the heart and not the lungs or whatever. If you're looking for a new horn, definately try one out!!!

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(35 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best horn for this price range

By Ed Hernandez

from Killeen, TX

Comments about Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet:

Had been playing the YTR 6335HS for about ten years, until about 6 months ago when I tried the "Z"...WOW!!! Well needless-to-say I finally purchased the 8310ZS about 2 months ago. Adjustment period you ask?...Absolutely! The "Z" is so free blowing that it actually took me at least 2 weeks before I stopped overblowing and begin to learn how just to lay back/relax and let the "Z" do the work. The sound is full and rich in the low and mid registers, even with my Marcinkiewicz E9 mouth piece on it. Not to mention how it brightens up and takes command once I step on the gas without breaking-up in the high register. I am in love with the "Z".

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