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*Certified Pre-Owned* Yamaha Standard Bb Trumpet - YTR-2330

Product Sku: YTR-2330AS

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Recommended by more educators than any other trumpet, the Yamaha YTR-2330 is considered the perfect instrument for student trumpet players.

What improvements were made to the *NEW* YTR-2330 vs. the now retired YTR-2335?

  • Updated bell design improves sound quality
  • Monel pistons replace the older model’s nickel-plated pistons
  • Soldered 3-piece main tuning slide improves resonance and eliminates the need for the previous model’s tuning slide brace

The YTR-2330 trumpet is new for 2012, and replaces their best-selling YTR-2335 model, which is now discontinued. The YTR-2335 had been the de facto standard student trumpet for well over a decade. At first glance, the new YTR-2330 appears to be quite similar to its predecessor, and for the most part the design remains unchanged. Yamaha has made no compromises with their new model. Rest assured that the new YTR-2330 upholds Yamaha’s reputation for designing instruments that provide outstanding performance, durability, and quality!

The YTR-2330 Trumpet is also available in a stunning silver-plated finish: YTR-2330S

Included Accessories: Yamaha 11B4 mouthpiece, premium case (precisely molded to create a snug fit and prevent jarring), valve oil, slide grease, polishing cloth, instruction manual

Check out the intermediate models: Yamaha YTR-4335GII and YTR-4335GIIS (silver-plated finish)

Product Details

Level: Standard
The YTR-2330 trumpet is an entry level instrument.
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Key: Bb
The standard Bb trumpet is a transposing instrument. A transposing instrument is one whose music is not read or played at concert pitch. The Bb trumpet sounds one whole step lower than written; therefore, Bb trumpet parts are written to accommodate.
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Bore: ML: .459”
The YTR-2330 has a medium-large (ML) bore, measuring .459 inches. Bore size refers to the diameter of the trumpet’s tubing, measured by calculating the diameter of the inside of the 2nd valve slide. ML is an appropriate size for entry level players. Student players should not learn to play on a trumpet with a large bore, as they will have a tendency to overblow and experience difficulty in producing a clean sound at a low volume. Volume control is a difficult concept for many beginners, but a medium to medium-large sized bore will help rather than hinder the student player. For professional trumpet players, bore size becomes more a matter of personal preference – a larger bore generally gives a more open feel, but at the same time may provide less control, and therefore such variances are really dependent on the strengths, weaknesses, and stylistic preferences of the player.
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Bell: 4 7/8” Diameter; yellow brass, pluzuma welded
The YTR-2330 has a standard-sized, lightweight bell, ideal for entry level players. A high-energy laser utilizes pluzuma welding to fuse the yellow brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations. Like virtually all standard level trumpets, the YTR-2330 has a two-piece bell, but the precise welding technique makes it impossible to visually detect two distinct pieces. Logically, the bell of the trumpet is a vital part of the instrument’s construction, and the materials used to finish the bell impact the resulting sound that the trumpet produces. The gold epoxy lacquer on the YTR-2330 trumpet bell creates a more mellow sound than the silver-plated counterpart in the standard series (the YTR-2330S), which creates a somewhat brighter sound.
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Body and Leadpipe Material: Yellow brass body; gold brass leadpipe; gold epoxy lacquer; nickel silver stress points
Brass is known for its beauty, resilience, and durability, making it one of the most common base materials for many musical instruments. Lacquer protects and preserves the appearance of the yellow and gold brass metals. The leadpipe (the tube from the mouthpiece to the tuning slide) is an integral part of the trumpet’s anatomy, and greatly impacts the instrument’s playability, resistance, and sound quality. The YTR-2330’s perfectly rounded pressure-formed tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance. Nickel silver is a very strong material, and when used at stress points, makes the instrument far more durable.
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Weight: Medium
Medium weight is ideal for entry level trumpets, although many cheaply-made brands will produce lightweight trumpets that are far less durable and create a less rich and vibrant tone. Yamaha’s intermediate series of trumpets are also of a medium weight. For young entry level players, a medium weight trumpet like the YTR-2330 provides a stable and solid feel while still allowing for comfort of use.
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Key Buttons: Plastic
The key buttons are atop the trumpet’s valves to provide comfort and also to add to the appearance of the instrument. The key buttons on the YTR-2330 are a durable plastic, which is the most common material for standard trumpets. More advanced (and expensive) trumpets, like Yamaha’s professional models, will use real mother of pearl for the key button material.
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Pistons/Valves: Monel alloy
As mentioned earlier, the valves have been updated in the YTR-2330 trumpet, moving from the old nickel-plated style to the monel alloy. Monel alloy is highly durable and resistant to corrosion, and Yamaha’s shift to using monel alloy for their standard trumpet offering is based on the success of their more advanced model’s design specifications. The precise fit between valve casings and pistons after honing means no air leakage. The YTR-2330’s Delrin one-piece valve guides provide longer lasting and quieter valve action than metal valve guides.
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Mouthpiece: TR-11B4
The YTR-2330 comes with Yamaha’s TR-11B4 trumpet mouthpiece, which has a somewhat shallow cup and medium rim for extra endurance. This is an excellent size for entry level players and beyond, and results in a brilliant tone. Many mouthpiece options are available for the trumpet, and as players advance, they may opt for a different mouthpiece model based on personal preferences and individual strengths and weaknesses.
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    On the words of the music teacher, this is a great mint condition trumpet for half of the price, I'm so pleased with my purchase, and the customer service is outstanding...

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