|Yamaha introduced its first four-valve Eb custom
trumpet at Winter NAMM 200. The instrument was launched in Europe at Musikmesse
2001. With the security of an Eb trumpet and the rich full sound of a Bb
or C trumpet, Yamaha introduced the YTR-9630 as the perfect choice for
any serious trumpet player.
"Professional music making on the trumpet calls for tremendous variety and versatility, and this trumpet offers me the effortless flexibility of a cornet while presenting a full, colorful orchestral trumpet sound," says Ed Carroll, Yamaha artist and trumpet professor at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. "It's absolutely ideal for both modern solo and chamber music, and I find myself playing it more than any other horn I own."
The silver-plated custom trumpet has four valves with a slide bell tuning system, features a 5" gold brass bell, and a 0.445" bore size. The YTR-9630 comes standard in the TRC-605 double trumpet case.
The instrument was developed at the Yamaha Frankfurt, Germany R&D center with Carroll, John Wallace and several other top trumpet soloists lending their expertise.
"A number of our top trumpet artists have been asking for a model like the YTR-9630," states Kurt Witt, product manager for Wind Instruments. "Through our extensive R&D efforts with some of the world's best players, we are now able to introduce this model to the trumpet community. Very few manufacturers make anything like it."
Edward Carroll, Yamaha artist and