The Yamaha YHR-302MS Series Marching Bb French Horn with Silver-Plated Finish shares many of the same warm tonal colors as the Yamaha concert model horns but more than a traditional French horn, the 302M has been designed to project its rich tonal colors across the marching field. These instruments have added strength to the natural beauty of its sound.
Nickel silver inner and outer slides: The use of nickel silver inner and outer slides ensures better fit and less chance of corrosion because nickel-silver is harder and more durable than brass.
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.
YAC HRC-302M Wood marching French horn case; fits YHR-302M/S.
YAC HR30C4 Horn mouthpiece; flat rim, thin U shaped cup for good response in orchestral playing.
YAC 1000P Valve oil.
Bore: M: 0.472"
Bell Diameter: 10 1/8"
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Bell Material: Yellow Brass