The Yamaha YMP-204MS Series Marching F Mellophone with Silver-Plated Finish features a rich vibrant sound with excellent tonal projection. Yamaha R& D conducted extensive field tests with leading bands, and has redesigned the bracing for a more open 'free-blowing' feel. The overall balance has also been changed making it more comfortable to hold and play, while the slide configuration has been reworked improving both intonation and tone qualities.
Leadpipe: Bracing has been removed to help create a more open and free-blowing feel
Modified slide lengths: The first and third valve slide lengths have been modified to improve the overall intonation and tonal coloring
Improved weight distribution: The improved weight distribution places more of the weight near the players' hands, creating a more comfortable instrument
Quick bell flare: The improved bell shape provides optimal projection while producing a clear and soaring sound
Bore: M: 0.462"
Bell Diameter: 10"
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Finish: Silver-Plated (YMP-204MS)
Pistons/ Valves: (3) Nickel-plated, nickel alloy
Options Included: Mouthpiece adapter included