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YHR-881 Yamaha Custom Horn

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Product Description

Custom "Descant" horn features light responsive action.


Hand-lapped rotary valves and slides
Rotary valves and slides that have been hand-lapped are airtight and have smooth action.

Articulated key levers
Articulated key levers have responsive motion.

Hammered and annealed bell
Hammering and annealing are processes so important to the instrument's acoustic characteristics that Yamaha employs computer-controlled equipment to ensure consistently superior sound. Hammering enables bells to have a rich, resonant tone that blends beautifully with other instruments. Annealing is a cooling and heating process that makes it easier to control the acoustics of the instrument.

Phosphor bronze rotors
Rotors made of phosphor bronze resist corrosion.

Cyclical bore
A cyclical bore is a perfectly cylindrical tubing assembly in combination with a conical leadpipe and bell system. This allows for consistent air flow throughout the horn.

Tapered valves
Tapered valves wear for a long time without air leakage

Secure note centers

Accurate pitch

Even response

Tonal clarity and flexibility
The tonal clarity and flexibility of the YHR-881 makes it ideal for baroque music, chamber music, and orchestral music because it overcomes the low-range difficulties typical of descant horns by additionally serving as a single Bb horn. The YHR-882 improves on this feature even further by adding the F natural valve to give more body to the tone in the low register.

Long rotor valve
The innovative thumb valve configuration on the YHR-881 replaces linked valves, thereby reducing friction, promoting faster response, producing exquisite sound, and improving hand comfort.

Excellent sound in all registers
The combination of the secure high register and quick attack of the descant horn with the rich, warm timbre of the single Bb horn make the double descant horn ideal for many playing situations.


Level Custom Descant
Key of Bb/ F alto
Style Descant
Bore .472"
Bell Diameter 12 1/8"
Bell Throat Medium small / Medium large
Leadpipe Material Gold Brass
Body/ Bell Material Yellow Brass
Bell Type Fixed
Finish Unlacquered
Mouthpiece 32C4
Rotors (5) Hollow phosphor bronze
Rotor Casing Nickel Silver
Lever Action Mechanical
Water Key Yes
Features Patented "Dual Plane" 4th rotor, F natural 5th valve
Options Detachable bell (YHR-881D)



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