Introducing the second generation of the Xeno Artist Model "New York" series Bb and C trumpets. In collaboration with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yamaha trumpet designers scrutinized the redesign of parts and manufacturing down to the micron-level in order to ensure the highest levels of quality, craftsmanship and tone control for the performer that is striving for perfection.
Newly designed Bell: The area where the bell meets the valves has been redesigned for optimum playing resistance and brilliant, distinctive tone. High note playability has been significantly improves as well.
Malone Leadpipe: Utilizing a leadpipe that is thicker than current designs, an original style Malone Pipe™ (MB2), and a lighter mouthpiece receiver, we've achieved improved tone and response while providing the performer with an ideal blowing resistance.
Response and resistance: Thinner valve casing and pistons, as well as the modified angle of the branch tube (Knuckle, marked blue in the photo), result in improved response and provide the performer with an ideal appropriate resistance. Modifications to the shapes of the piston button, top cap, and bottom cap, as well as production refinements, have made it possible to deliver a deeper tone while improving projection. A conventional square crook is used (the Chicago model has a semi-square crook), while the main tuning brace has been extended and made heavier to achieve blowing resistance and vivid tonality that add up to brilliant presence in orchestral settings.