Yamaha Ysl-897Z Custom Z Professional Trombone - Clear Lacquer With Yellow Brass Bell

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Clear Lacquer
7.5", Hand-hammered 1-piece
Dual Bore
Manufacturer part number
Case/gig bag
Hardshell Case
Bell material
Yellow Brass
2 Interchangeable (Z1, Z2)
Inner slide
Chrome-plated Nickel Silver, Drawn
Outer slide
Yellow Brass, Drawn

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Developed With Two of the World’s Foremost Trombonists

Dedicated jazz trombonists will love the YSL-897Z’s high-level features and performance potential. This tenor trombone doesn’t just benefit from Yamaha’s brass instrument expertise. It was designed in collaboration with two of the world’s brightest trombonists: Andy Martin and Alistair Kay. The YSL-897Z showcases a bright and vibrant tone from the moment you start playing. It’s equipped with a 7.5-inch yellow brass bell and a dual-bore design for attention-grabbing sound and projection. You’ll appreciate the superior tuning stability provided by the hand-lapped tuning slide and the supple playing feel of the main slide. What’s more, you can customize the feel and response of the trombone with the two interchangeable leadpipes. All in all, the YSL-897Z Custom Z Professional Trombone offers a responsive playing experience with superb sonics. It’s the kind of horn that you won’t want to miss out on owning, so grab one from Sweetwater today!

Related Videos: YSL-897Z Custom Z Professional Trombone - Clear Lacquer with Yellow Brass BellInterchangeable leadpipes for a customized feel

Yamaha’s team of engineers and brass designers collaborated with Andy Martin and Alistair Kay to create the YSL-897Z Custom Z. After ironing out the basic design of the trombone, each man designed their own leadpipe. The Z1 leadpipe was designed by Martin, while the Z2 was designed by Kay. Each leadpipe has a different resistance, response, and tone. As you continue to learn how the YSL-897Z pairs with your playing style, be sure to audition each leadpipe. Doing so will allow you to balance the resistance of your horn with your mouthpiece of choice.

7.5-inch hand-hammered bell

The YSL-897Z’s bell began life as a single sheet of yellow brass. From there, the artisans at Yamaha hammer it into shape by hand using a selection of closely guarded techniques. What results is a beautiful singing tone with copious overtones. Yellow brass is a favorite bell material among trombonists here at Sweetwater. Yellow brass devotees report that the alloy reacts favorably to a player’s unique playing style, encouraging the user to reach new playing heights each time they play. Try the YSL-897Z for yourself and experience the Yamaha difference today.

Yamaha: a tradition of excellence

Whether they're building motorcycles, microchips, or marimbas, Yamaha's commitment to quality is unmatched. And there's no other product category that exemplifies the Yamaha difference than their brass instruments. Yamaha brass instruments feature thoughtful engineering that takes old-school sensibilities to the next level. And, each one is subjected to the strictest quality control measures before being released from their workshop. Yet, to be deemed truly excellent by Yamaha, these masterfully crafted pieces of art must light a fire of joy and passion in the player's heart. Whichever Yamaha you choose, you can expect it to live up to those lofty expectations.

Yamaha YSL-897Z Custom Z Professional Tenor Trombone Features:
  • Professional tenor trombone designed with Andy Martin and Alistair Kay
  • 7.5-inch hand-hammered yellow brass bell provides focused projection
  • 0.484-0.490-inch dual-bore design provides the quintessential jazz tone
  • Interchangeable leadpipes (Z1, Z2) allow you to customize the feel of your trombone
  • Hand-lapped tuning slide showcases superior intonation
  • Lightweight outer slide for quick, responsive action
  • Fine-tuned counterweight keeps the instrument balanced
  • Includes a case and 46C2 mouthpiece
  • Shank size: medium
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