Holy moly this is a flexible trombone! Got a symphony gig and a Salsa band on the same day? This horn will do it all.
The 745G gold brass bell gives this trombone a nice, warm sound. It can be really dark if you want it to but also let’s you color the sound however you want. It just does what you want. The Rotax valve is fast and quiet. Don’t need the valve? No problem, switch to the straight gooseneck. AND the .525/.547 slide comes with a small shank and a large shank leadpipe. I used this as a quintet horn, 2nd trombone in a british style brass band, first in wind orchestra, some jazz… you name it.
Quite a lot of lacquer wear and scratches throughout, but no big dents. Slide, tuning slides and valve are fast. It doesn’t look good, but it still has a lot of music in it. I nearly kept this one for myself…
Now this is a funny little horn! The Yamaha YSL891Z Custom was developed with Andy Martin and Wycliffe Gordon it comes with 2 leadpipes: The LA pipe developed by Andy and the NY pipe developed by Wycliffe.
Yamaha really did a great job with this one! It plays really evenly through all ranges, it can bite, it can pop, it can sing. Really versatile! But the highlight for me is that really cool counterweight!
This one is only very lightly used. There is a small dent on the tuning slide, besides that it is pretty much mint.