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« on: May 19, 2017, 01:31PM »

Anyone? Bueller?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 01:49PM »

It's terrific..could be considered as a bit bright sounding but it was designed to be used with the Yeo mouthpiece.

Great slide, great valves, great response.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:52PM »

Great horn, one of the few I've owned and sold that I wish I never sold.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 09:37PM »

I think all of Yamaha's basses are among the best "stock" horns available.  Always easy to play and sound great up front.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 09:55PM »

I hit the LMS this aft to check out an 822 they had in.

I liked it. I don't know if I liked it $6000 worth.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 10:02PM »

That is unbelievably high.  One of the great things about Yamaha instruments is the "bang for the buck."  That sounds like the wrong kind of bang.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 10:09PM »

Canadian dollars.

Actually a pretty good price.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 10:38PM »

Keener.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 10:51PM »

Good horns, but definitely meant to be played with a large mouthpiece. Very much like a large tenor with anything small.
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 12:29AM »

I was pretty fond of my old YB 611.  well designed dependents and a good all around horn. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 06:00AM »

I hit the LMS this aft to check out an 822 they had in.

I liked it. I don't know if I liked it $6000 worth.
Who's charging 6K for one? Can be had for much less.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 06:05AM »

OP is Canadian. $6000 CAD = $4439 USD.

Also- It's a great horn. If I didn't already own a nice dependent bass, I'd get one of these as soon as I had the cash.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 06:46AM »

I was pretty fond of my old YB 611.  well designed dependents and a good all around horn. 

A friend had a 612 that I thought sounded very good.

The replacement appears to be a YBL-620. Except for an old review from Denny S, there is very little info out there about it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 07:14AM »

Not sure what the 822 shares in common with the 830, but I've played one of those.  Very nice and beautifully built.

If you like the Yamaha you might really like the XO Brass 1242RL. Generally the XO Brass basses play very much like Yamahas (at least the XO 1240 plays like a Yamaha 830).  L&M sell them for $3200, but it may be hard to find one to play.   Confused
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 07:43AM »

I have to say I'm not totally knocked out by Xeno horns (tenors and basses).
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2017, 08:57AM »

The 822 is still in their Xeno line, isn't it?
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 08:24PM »

A friend had a 612 that I thought sounded very good.

The replacement appears to be a YBL-620. Except for an old review from Denny S, there is very little info out there about it.
Looking at the Yamaha parts lists on their Japanese website, they share many components. The leadpipe for both is listed as "M'PIPE BL421G" and the slides are most likely identical, if we're talking about the YBL-621 RII. The Main differences are the bell, and the valve wrap, which is less convoluted on the 620.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2017, 06:59AM »

I play it as-is with the Yeo mouthpiece.  I love the way it sounds.  I do wish it was a little lighter, but that's a minor quibble.  I like the way it responds with a single valve, and the double feels very very good for a dependent traditional rotor.  The leadpipe is very long, and the horn feels smaller than it really is.  As a doubler, I like that.  YMMV.  I've played it for about 3 months in a variety of situations, including as the only trombone in an ensemble.  It's a good, solid, well-assembled bass with a great sound.
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