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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Finished Project: Yamaha YSH-411
Above is a Yamaha YSH-411 that I just finished last week. These play comfortably with one tuning bit. Yamaha uses two different tuning bits depending on which production run you have. Any Sousa made before serial number 100,00 uses two tuning bits, each bent at a 45 degree angle. Any Sousa made after serial number 100,00 uses two tuning bits, each bent at a 20 degree angle. Like I said above, most of them play comfortably with one tuning bit.
Yamaha has only been producing this model since around 1991. They have also produced the same horn for Bach under model number 1111.
Yamaha Sousas have very tight valves and play pretty well.