Yamaha Debuts Unique Main Tuning Slide Trigger on Neo and Custom Euphoniums

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Adjustable trigger tuning system is the result of an extensive collaboration with top brass artists

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"These euphoniums offer the trademark Yamaha quality and consistency—now with maximum player pitch control—to high school and university ensembles, brass band ensembles, hobbyists and amateurs of all levels," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Today Yamaha unveiled the YEP-642TII, YEP-642TSII and YEP-842TS euphoniums, featuring a new main tuning slide trigger that gives artists an unparalleled ability to control pitch more precisely while playing.

The trigger was designed in partnership with top musicians from all genres-from the traditional brass band to virtuoso euphonium soloists-based on artist interactions at Yamaha Ateliers, including Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. in New York City. Being able to adjust the main tuning slide "on the fly" was a primary consideration in the design of this exquisite instrument. Additionally, the thumb plate position and angle and trigger stroke length can be adjusted to fit each player's unique hand size.

"I have played the Yamaha trigger tuning system for 5 years now in orchestras and solo performances around the country, and at this point I can't imagine being without it," said Larry Zalkind, associate professor of trombone, Eastman School of Music. "I love the action, allowing me to easily adjust pitch. It is comfortable to use with your left hand while maintaining the freedom for the fourth valve."

"As technique and repertoire continue to advance, there is an ever-increasing demand placed on players to perform with precise pitch, tone and overall ability," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "These euphoniums offer the trademark Yamaha quality and consistency-now with maximum player pitch control-to high school and university ensembles, brass band ensembles, hobbyists and amateurs of all levels."

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha YEP-642TII (MSRP: $10,925) YEP-642TSII (MSRP: $11,354) and YEP-842TS (MSRP: $12,400) will ship in January 2018.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2018 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 25-28, 2018, or http://4wrd.it/Euphoniums

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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