Yamaha alto horns have sound that is full and round for a warm blend with other brass instruments. The laser-fused pluzuma welded bell provides continuous and even bell vibrations in all registers. Pressure-formed tubing ensures reduced resistance and easy blowing. The gold brass leadpipe is corrosion resistant. Consistent, durable construction gives the YAH203 alto horn excellent response and reliable intonation, while being extremely easy to play.
The precise fit between valve casings and pistons after honing means no air leakage
Pressure formed tubing
Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance
Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell
A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations
Full and round sound
This provides a warm blend with the other instruments of the brass section
- Bore: .462"
- Bell: 8" yellow brass bell produces a slightly bright and intense sound
- Pistons: Three nickel-alloy nickel-plated pistons resist corrosion and are durable
- Clear epoxy lacquer: Microscopic, electrically-charged particles of lacquer are attracted to and deposited evenly on the surface of the instrument carrying the opposite charge. This produces an exceptionally thin, uniform coating that can be oven-hardened for maximum durability without compromising the instrument's sound. The sound produced is a solid, somewhat harder sound than silver-plated finishes
- Silver brass leadpipe: Extremely resistant to wear and corrosion