The latest release from Yamaha's custom series C tubas, the YCB-822 is an attractive durable custom tuba that features a wide bore for responsiveness and a rich warm tone. All Yamaha C, E and F Tubas feature hand-lapped valves and tuning slides for smooth, airtight action. The clear epoxy finish and gold-brass leadpipe included with the YCB-822 provide durable protection against corrosion.
Excellent response, projection, and intonation
The rich sound of the YCB-822 is sure to come through the ensemble with deep beautiful tones that are the heartbeat of the Yamaha tuba sound. The most complex passages are easier to facilitate with the faultless response and intonation found in the YCB-822.
YCB-822 Model Options
Yamaha offers a number of variable options for select instruments.
YCB-822S - Same as YCB-822; except silver-plated
- Monel pistons: Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional baritone pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.
- Hand-lapped pistons: Hand-lapping is a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes.
- Hand-lapped slides: Hand-lapping achieves the perfect balance between airtightness and smooth action.
- Excellent projection: The rich sound of the YCB-822 is sure to come through the ensemble.
- Response and intonation: The most complex passages are easier to facilitate with the faultless response and intonation found in the YCB-822.
- Leadpipe: The nickel-silver leadpipe helps players obtain an exquisite sound while the leadpipe's dimensions and taper offer superior intonation and response.
- Bell: The large bell size on the YCB-822 creates a warm sound with impressive power.
- Slide positioning: All five valve slides face upward for easy access and adjustment.
- Available feature: The YCB-822 tuba is available with a silver-plated finish.
- Level: Custom Tuba
- Key: C
- Size: 4/4
- Bore: 0.768"
- Bell Diameter: 19 1/2" upright bell
- Leadpipe Material: Gold brass
- Body/ Bell Material: Yellow brass
- Finish: Clear epoxy lacquer; Silver-plating (YCP-822S)
- Mouthpiece: 67C4
- Pistons/ Valves: (4) Monel, front action(1) Rotary valve (thumb)
- Case: CBC-81
- Features/Options: N/A