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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
Finish: Lacquer, Silver
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YamahaYTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (4)
  • Vibrant sound (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy tone production (3)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Horn

By TV-VjCXv

from Newport News, Va.

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

I would have to say this is a very good horn. It is very light weight and sounds wonderfull in an ensemble or jazz forum but while playing with a big group it does'nt have enough projection for a lead trumpet. The valves work smoothly once oiled or after being work up but when sitting for a while they are a bit sluggish. Some of the valve caps do not screw on straight but if you work it a couple of times it will eventualy screw on. I wish there was a way to lock the 3rd valve slide for it tends to slide out easily. Since the bore size is small at the 2nd valve slide it tends to collect water at that point. I like the water keys and are probably the best made. I love the finish and it is a beautiful looking horn. The double case is very small and light weight and easy to carry but the quality is not that good and the fibers from the cushoning seem to get into the mouthpiece. Over all I am very pleased with this horn and am glad I bought it.

(10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Search Ends Here

By trumpet guy

from MN

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

This is an amazing horn. It extended my range, it has a tone, and it makes hitting notes right on very easy. You have to try this trumpet if you are looking for a new one. It is the trumpet out there.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Trumpet

By Evan-F.QBk

from Brick, NJ

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

I bought the 8310Z a few years ago in silver plating, and I have loved playing every note on it. It's perfectly balanced with smooth operation. The light weight and the little resistance of the horn make transitioning from a C below the staff to a C above the staff as easy as moving from one note to the next note up. Yamaha hit the nail straight on the head while handcrafting this fine trumpet. I will probably never buy a trumpet again, thanks to this Yamaha Z horn.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

REMARKABLE!

By AmpedRecording

from Baltimore, MD

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

first of all, let me start my saying that this trumpet will out play any bach strad. i bought this trumpet about 1 month ago and i am extreamly pleased in my purchase. I am the lead trumpet player of my high school, but please dont be fooled, i AM very knowledgable in this field. I had been looking and playing around for a new trumpet for about 6 months, and once i played this trumpet, i knew that it's what i wanted. this trumpet has no weak spots. it puts out wonderful tone, and ive NEVER played higher (playing a concert F in 4 octaves with no effort). my range and overall sound has gotten so much better with this trumpet, (switching from an OLDS trumpet similar to bach strad.). I HIGHlY recomend this trumpet, but DEFFENTLY play it before you by, its ALWAYS players prefrence.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Versitile And Responsive Lead Trumpet

By Dr. A.

from Bend, OR

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy Tone Production
  • Fun To Play
  • Responsive
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

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

    The YTR-8310Z is an impressive horn, particularly for jazz and contemporary solo work. It is a major improvement over the former model (6310Z) and it offers an exceptionally versatile range in both tone and volume.

    The materials and workmanship on this horn are truly world-class and the valve action is superb right out of the box. The bore, lead pipe and bell design create an easy-blowing horn that will take an accomplished player anywhere.

    As a professional musician, I'm pleased to say I own several Yamaha instruments: an intermediate YTR-4335GII trumpet for daily practice, the Bobby Shew YFL-8310Z flugelhorn, as well as Yamaha Custom tenor & alto saxes... and a Bach Stradivarius trumpet & flugelhorn set that I also cherish.

    The consistent quality of Yamaha instruments is legendary and this fine Bobby Shew Z trumpet is a perfect example of that well deserved reputation.
    I am pleased to own this horn and I recommend it to my aspiring students.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Trumpet

    By windowman

    from Yountville, CA

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

    Super happy with this horn. I've only had it for a couple days, and right out of the box it was just great. It looks great. I got the lacquered model. It sounds great. I've been an amateur cornet player since childhood--many decades ago. And I was looking for a trumpet, but was hoping to have it on the "mellow" sounding side. To me this horn is just that. And yet it is a very BIG sound. It is much more of a powerhouse--if I want it to be. But it plays very soft and very mellow if I wish it to. I'm less chippy with it than with my cornet. And its easier--with less effort to hit notes in the higher range. My lip holds up a little longer, because I don't have to make quite as much effort. It came with a nice double horn case and the "Jazz" mouthpiece. I ordered an additional mouthpiece-the "Lead" model.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Amazing Horn

    By LPforlife09

    from Charleston WV

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

    I am in the 10th grade and got this horn last year because it was time to move to a pro one. At first I was sceptical as to buying a Yamaha because I was not aware that they made such good products. Well one of the guys on my line had it and I played it and was amazed at how much it improved my tone quality. I Personally use a Vincent Bach 3C for marching and Concert and a Bobby Shew Lead for Jazz. I think if you are ready to move to a pro maodel then definetly but this horn. It is worth every single cent believe me. Very Impressive Mr. Shew.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Fantastic Does-Everything Horn -- A True Joy To Play

    By Dr. A.

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy Tone Production
    • Fun To Play
    • Responsive
    • Vibrant Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs

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

      Like many professional musicians, I've attended NAMM shows over the years and attempt to play everything out there. For many years, I've owned a beautiful Bach Stradivarius and have been very happy with this fine horn... until I played the Yamaha Bobby Shew trumpet. Wow, the Z-horn has an amazingly rich sound with dead-on intonation and it is exceptionally comfortable to play.

      For weeks, I played this horn side-by-side with my Bach trumpet. As a straight-ahead jazz musician, I definitely prefer the Yamaha's sonic accuracy and versatility, as well as the superior mechanical precision of the Shew horn. Making music on this superb instrument is next to effortless. I'm so impressed with the Yamaha product that I recently sold both my Bach horns and then purchased a Yamaha YFH-8310Z flugelhorn as well.

      The remarkable ease of playing these Yamaha brass instruments allows me to focus on the music rather than on the effort of playing the notes. These are elegant horns that are truly a joy to play.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My main horn

      By twoforks

      from VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Responsive
      • Vibrant Sound

      Cons

      • Not Sectional Blend

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

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

      I enjoy playing this horn - the bell design makes it more responsive than other horns and it has a nice ring to it without being too bright.
      The valves are an incredible fit also - they are fast and I've never had a problem with them.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic free blowing horn!

      By MIDIMAN

      from Fishers, IN (Indianapolis)

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy Tone Production
      • Responsive
      • Vibrant Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

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

        Versatile horn that responds to everything you ask of it.

        Due to some serious TMJ issues, I took more than 10 years off from playing the trumpet.

        I found this horn to be the perfect combination of a free blowing large bore feel that I was used to, with a medium large bore air requirement with my diminished air capacity.

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