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Yamaha sousa lot in OHIO

Postby Ltrain » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:23 am

I'm not a fan of Yammys in any flavor, but at this price, I'd bite.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg/d/ ... 32419.html
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Re: Yamaha sousa lot in OHIO

Postby toobagrowl » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:32 am

I like the Yammy 411 sousas; they play very well for me.
Big, clear "vanilla bite" sound with great response and good intonation. Probably second-place intonation-wise after the King sousas. 3rd partial open 'F' right below the staff tends sharp; everything else is close/on after you set your slides. In some ways, I like them better than the Yammy 201/321 tubas.
Honestly, I think they are probably the overall best of the modern sousas made today. Thicker metal than the modern Conn and King sousas, tight-tolerance pistons, one-piece brazed bell (like HN White sousas), beefy bracing; overall great fit and finish. Nuff said :tuba:
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