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Neo Series Compensating Baritone Horn - Silver Plate

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Neo Series Compensating Baritone Horn - Silver Plate

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Neo Series Compensating Baritone Horn - Silver Plate
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This is the first Yamaha Baritone to feature a 3-valve compensating system, and is another example of how advanced Yamaha technology and ideas come together to deliver the sound and playability artists desire. While retaining the traditional Baritone configuration, the YBH-831 includes refinements that are invisible to the eye but make a significant difference in performance.

Features:

Compensating System

The 3-valve compensating system is a traditional baritone type with an original tubing configuration for improved pitch compensation. By allowing breath to flow through the bypass tubes of valves that are pressed simultaneously with the third valve, pitch accuracy in the mid to low range is markedly improved. You can play in the normal way, without using a trigger or alternate fingerings, making it easier to concentrate on the music.

Original Taper and Large Bell

The original main tube taper and large bell add clarity and projection to a deep, magnificent baritone timbre that won't get lost in powerful tutti passages.

Leadpipe

In addition to featuring a new design that offers ideal playing resistance, the leadpipe is not soldered to the bell so that the full, natural resonance of the instrument is available for superior expressive capability.

Enhanced Playing Comfort

Slim valve casings and a hand rest mounted parallel to the valves contribute to a natural, stress-free hand position, while lightweight pistons make the action quick and agile.

Case

The supplied Neo case features a nameplate and shoulder pad for convenient carrying.

Specs:

Number of Valves: 3 pistons
Bell Size: 240mm (9.4")
Bore Size: 13.2mm (0.52") - 14mm (0.55")
Body: Yellow brass
Key: Bb
Mouthpiece: SL-48(S)
Case (included): BHC-81
Finish: Available in brass or silver-plate

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The list of compensating baritone horns is remarkably short - the Yamaha Neo YBH831 (Japan), Besson BE955 (Germany/France) and the John Packer JP273/373 (China). The Besson and Packer are practically the same spec-wise (bore 0.543) The Neo offers a more tapering bore (0.52 to 0.54). Compared to its’ non-compensating cousin (YBH301), it has a significantly richer, warmer and fuller tone. The inherent intonation errors with a non-compensating horn are annoying. Notable are any combinations using the third valve. B natural the worst. I’ve had the Neo for three months and the intonation of the horn is near perfect as I can gauge. Very free blowing with good projection. It easily stands out in the brass section, not buried by the trumpets or trombones. You can see where the collaboration with Katrina Marzella has paid-off in the development of this horn. It is a delight to play. Beautiful build quality. Valves are silky smooth. The guides are a nylon/metal composite, well secured and easily replaceable. Only thing to note is that the horn tends to fill with water rapidly. The rear loop does not have a drain valve and has to be emptied by rotating the horn. Do this frequently.
Posted by Paul on Mar 19, 2024
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