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YCB-826S Yamaha Custom Artist Model CC Tuba

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Yamaha's YCB-826S Tuba is a handcrafted, 6/4 orchestral C tuba, available in limited production. It is the choice of top orchestral professionals around the world, the tuba was featured as part of Yamaha's Day of Tubas in 2014.


Each instrument is painstakingly constructed by a very small number of highly skilled craftsman, producing each individual piece and part by hand. This handmade construction produces an instrument with a deep, rich, low range, agile response and an individual sound character.

The instrument has a muscular low register with a very defined core that couples well with the bass trombone in the orchestral setting, and produces the type of sound core that makes it very easy for the trombone and low brass section to build on. Conversely, the middle and upper registers can take on expressive, buoyant and bravura qualities that are rarely heard on the contrabass tuba.

The YCB-826S can play so soft it exhibits only a sheen barely audible in the orchestra at times. With relative ease, however, it can keep up with any loud tutti brass section passage.

"For the first time in my career I finally have a tuba that allows me to do whatever I want without compromise. This is without a doubt the easiest playing, best sounding, 6/4 orchestral C tuba I have ever played. The overwhelming consensus from players and conductors alike has been that this instrument produces the biggest, clearest, warmest tone they have heard from a tuba. I believe that with the YCB-826, Yamaha has created a horn that epitomizes the Classic American Orchestral Tuba sound and set a new standard for what is possible when you combine great artists with great craftsmen committed to developing the instruments they need." - Chris Olka, Principle Tuba of the Seattle Symphony and Settle Opera

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