Gold Brass bell material This material is commonly used for intermediate and professional trumpets because of its warmer tone. A higher copper content in the material produced a rich, resonant sound giving beginning students extra confidence in their playing Medium large bore size and bell size Many beginning trumpet students suffer from a lack of focus rather than a lack of volume and projection. By using the medium large bore size (.459″) the Advantage trumpet give beginners the ‘advantage” of improved tonal focus. This ML size is also vertically integrated from the professional and intermediate Yamaha trumpets giving students a consistent size and feel as they progress through the line of Yamaha trumpets. Case with extra storage room The additional storage room in the Advantage case provides the student with all the necessary room to store music, lesson books and the necessary trumpet accessories all without any possible damage to the instrument itself. This is achieved by creating a space below the instrument so the music can simply slide beneath the instrument inside the case. Laser-fused pluzuma-welded bell seam The construction of all student level trumpet bells is what is commonly referred to as a two-piece construction. The final ‘flair’ of the bell is one separate piece from the stem of the bell. Traditionally in musical instrument manufacturing to attach these two pieces the manufacturer would overlap them creating a seam both visible to the eye and twice as thick preventing the metal from resonating properly. Yamaha has overcome this problem with a technique called pluzuma welding whereby the two pieces of a student trumpet bell are fused together rather than overlapped and welded. First valve slide thumbhook This feature gives the beginning student a greater control over the intonation of several particularly difficult notes to play in tune
All professional and intermediate level instruments have this feature, so a student learning on a trumpet without a first valve thumbhook would likely have a more difficult time adjusting to a new instrument.
Bore .459″ Bell 4 7/8″ yellow brass bellPistons Nickel-plated pistons.3rd valve slide :Adjustable Tuning slide tubes: Nickel-silver.
Gold epoxy lacquer: Microscopic, electrically-charged particles of epoxy lacquer are attracted to and deposited evenly on the surface of the instrument carrying the opposite charge. This produces an exceptionally thin, uniform coating that can be oven-hardened for maximum durability without compromising the instrument’s sound. The sound produced is a solid, somewhat harder sound than silver plate finishes.
Gold brass leadpipe: Gold brass is extremely resistant to wear and corrosion, and when used in a leadpipe, it ensures long-term precision.
Valve guides One-piece Delrin material.