The 301 Sousaphone features an ABS resin bell and FRP body for a big, tuba-style sound, while remaining lightweight and balanced for performance ease. It is extremely durable and weather resistant, and the bell front design enhances tonal projection. The intonation is highly accurate and players will appreciate the securely centered notes and easy playability.
About Yamaha Marching Instruments
Yamaha Marching Instruments are designed for easy-to-play rugged durability. The consistent quality and ability to produce big, exciting sounds have made them a popularfeature on football fields and in parades everywhere. Each model is designed to be durable at traditionally vulnerable points and to be well-balanced for maneuverability.
YAC SHC-31 Sousaphone bag
YAC BB67C4 Tuba mouthpiece; all-around model for beginners and experts on the Bb tuba
YAC 1000P Valve oil
YSH-301 Model Options
Yamaha offers a number of variable options for select instruments.
YSH-301B - Same as YSH-301; Includes SHC-31 Protective Bag
YSH-301WC - Same as YSH-301; Includes plastic molded case
YSH-301S - Same as YSH-301; except with silver plated tubing
YSH-301SWC - Same as YSH-301; except with silver plated tubing and plastic molded case
- Hand-lapped valves and slides: Hand-lapping is a time-consuming finishing process which results in an airtight valve/piston fit for noiseless, responsive action.
- Well-balanced: The YSH-301WB is well-balanced so it is easy to hold while marching.
- Heavy bracing throughout: Because the sousaphone is used in marching band, it has heavy bracing throughout the instrument to make it more durable at the vulnerable points.
- Pressure formed tubing: Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
- Fiber-reinforced plastic: The material in the YSH-301WB makes it lightweight to reduce fatigue while marching. The ABS resin bell is durable yet lightweight.
- Level: Sousaphone
- Key of BBb
- Size: 4/4
- Bore: 0.728"
- Bell Diameter: 26 1/8" front facing bell
- Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
- Body/ Bell Material: Fiberglass reinforced plastic; ABS resin bell
- Finish: Clear epoxy lacquer (slides, valve casing, and leadpipe)
- Mouthpiece: 67C4
- Pistons/ Valves: (3) Nickel-plated, front action
- Case: SH-43
- Options / Included: SH-31 soft case (YSH-301B); With case (YSH-301WC)