Xeno trombones feature a heavier gauge brass and a thick-walled, one-piece brazed bell which has been hand-hammered thousands of times for the ultimate in a big orchestral sound. The open-wrap F section gives a free-blowing response and the entire instrument has an evenness and balance you have to experience to believe. The tone is flexible with myriad tonal colors, and gives you both powerful projection at fortissimo and subtle control in the most delicate passages. This may well be the most expressive orchestral style trombone ever created.
Developed with Top Artists: The YSL-882GOR was developed with Larry Zalkind, Principal Trombone of the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
New Balanced Response Rotor: The balanced response rotor system helps air release evenly into the F-attachment slide creating a smoother transition from the Bb open horn to the engaged F-attachment.
Reversed Tuning Slides: Both the main tuning slide and the F-attachment tuning are reversed, allowing for a less restricted airflow throughout the instrument.
Larger bell: The bell is 8 2/3" in diameter. The larger bell in combination with other design improvements, produces a singing, colorful open sound with a projecting solid core.
Open wrap F attachment: The open wrap has a more open feel and quicker response while using the F attachment.
One piece hand hammered bell: A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument's material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone.
Rounded Slide Crook: Eliminating sharp turns in the crook will open the feel and response of the instrument.
Adjustable Thumb Paddle: The rotor paddle is adjustable for optimum comfort.
Mechanical Linkage: Using a mechanical linkage on a rotor gives it strong, smooth operation.
For complete details refer to the Yamaha website.