Wayne Bergeron is well-known on the international music scene for his ability to bring brilliant performances to a wide range of genres. Mr. Bergeron joined the Yamaha development team in 2006 for initial development of the YTR-8335LA(S) Custom model, which has now evolved to its second generation.
Sought after in the screen music, big band, orchestral, and other fields, Wayne Bergeron demands extraordinary flexibility and versatility from his instruments. To meet that demand, the 1st generation YTR-8335(S) has been thoroughly reexamined and updated. The valve casing is the vital “heart” of any trumpet, and in the YTR835LA(S) it has been revised with heavy phosphor bronze bottom caps for the first time in the Yamaha trumpet lineup. The results include brilliant high notes, accurate pitch, and rich harmonics that raise custom trumpet performance to soaring new heights.
The valve casing is the critical heart of any trumpet, and in the YTR-8335LA(S) everything from basic materials to the braces that connect the independent valve casings has been painstakingly analyzed and refined to provide improved breath efficiency and ideal playing resistance.
The bottom caps are directly attached to the valve casings and therefore have a significant effect on tone. To find the optimum balance, a number of prototypes were made using different materials of different weights. The result was a new bottom cap design that is the first of its kind in the Yamaha trumpet lineup. In addition to a brilliant high register, the new bottom caps contribute to greater harmonic richness in the middle register.
Xeno Artist models are favored by top orchestra players worldwide. Xeno Artist model parts have never been shared by a custom model before, but are used in the YTR-8335LA(S) for the first time to achieve improved tonal definition and significantly better feedback to the player. The result is a distinctive tone throughout the instrument’s range that stands out in any musical genre.
Unlike traditional methods where a round rim is used in curling, French bead is an extremely advanced technique that matches the curling to the shape of a semi-cylindrical rim and is characterized by improved feedback of sound to the performer.
Side seaming is the process of placing the connection point on the lateral valve casing side in contrast to the conventional method of placing the connection point on the lower side of the bell. Side seam trumpets are characterized by a more open vibration.
One piece, Yellow brass
ML 11.65mm (0.459")