The Yamaha YTR8340 Eric Miyashiro Bb Trumpet, Silver Plated is designed for volume, tone, and projection. Developed in collaboration with legendary soloist Eric Miyashiro, Yamaha designers worked tirelessly to meet the needs of a famously expressive and exciting musician - creating an instrument which can easily cut through the mix to deliver a blistering lead line.
With a litany of design features devised to provide the player with excellent control over a bold tone, combined with Yamaha's long-established pedigree in the production of high-grade brass instruments, the YTR8340 makes for a fantastic trumpet for studio or live settings. With a classic, silver-plated finish, this trumpet is instantly recognisable as a trumpet with class. Developed by professional musicians, for professional musicians - the YTR8340 is a lead trumpet for the bold soloist.
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The YTR8340 is the result of a long partnership between Yamaha and Japanese-American trumpet legend Eric Miyashiro. Having toured worldwide with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and Stevie Wonder, Mr. Miyashiro has now settled in Japan, and is one of the most in-demand soloists in the world. His piercing, wide open sound means he sought a trumpet with excellent projection and great response - a lead tone which can cut right through a big band or orchestra. Mr Miyashiro's unique input, paired with the know-how of Yamaha's best brass engineers, has resulted in an expressive, top-class lead trumpet.
The YTR8340 has been built with a wider bell diameter, gracing it with better projection and a wider dynamic range. A side seam runs along the bell, meeting the points where tubing braces dampen vibrations, giving the instrument an open resonance and further improving its projection. A French bead is also applied to the bell - an advanced technique that results in a flat-domed rim shape, instead of a traditional round bell rim. This improves the feedback of sound to the performer. A unique multi-bore system relieves back pressure when the piston is depressed, rerouting pressure through the large-bore valve slide.
The YTR8340 comes included with a custom Yamaha - Eric Miyashiro TR-EM1 trumpet mouthpiece. Designed as a lead mouthpiece, it has an enormous sound and an easy response, making it perfect for soloing over large ensembles. Also included is a professional-quality Yamaha backpack-style trumpet carry case. This sturdy construction is designed to protect your instrument from bangs and scrapes. Its compact size is perfectly suited for carry-on luggage, making it ideal for a musician on the move.