The Yamaha YBH-301MS Series Marching Bb Baritone with Silver-Plated Finish is ideal for DCI style marching ensembles which have no trombones. It can add a unique voice to your band, darker than a trombone yet brighter than a euphonium, a very rich and strong sound. In addition, the 301M is a well-balanced instrument, making it easier to play, and easier to maneuver with in formations.
Honed Valves: 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.
Hand-lapped valves and slides: Hand-lapping valves and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the valve pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
Well balanced: All Yamaha marching instruments are well-balanced so they are easy to hold while marching.
Heavy bracing: All Yamaha marching instruments have heavy bracing throughout so they are more durable at vulnerable points and can withstand marching band.
Bore: M: 0.571"
Bell Diameter: 10"
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Finish: Silver-Plated Finish
Pistons/Vavles: 3 Nickel-plated
Options / Included: Large shank mouthpiece receiver; 1st valve thumb hook