[Dixielandjazz] New trombone
Steve & Cathy Pendleton
bestofbreed at mindspring.com
Sun Jun 11 18:50:02 PDT 2006
Thanks to everyone who wrote to me months ago, when I was looking
for a "professional" trombone in place of the student model Selmer
Signet I have played since 1965. You turned me on to the King 3B
and, a Yamaha model. Frankly, I no longer have those e-mails, but
three weeks ago I took the plunge on eBay and bought a Yamaha
YSL-191. I read on the 'net how the Japanese improved on our designs
with superior machining (ever heard of a Toyota or Honda car?) I
don't have the cash for a Xeno and that may all be hype around a new
model introduction, anyway.
The horn is like new. I got it for about a third of new. Yamaha
still sells it. A unique feature is its three leadpipes that can be
changed to alter the tone color from bright to mellow. (No longer
available with the new models, I don't believe.) I cannot believe
how much better I play with this horn.
Thanks again to those who directed me to Yamaha.
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