The cryogenic treatment process is well documented to have positive effects for musical instruments. Professionals across the country have been sending their instruments to the Yamaha Los Angeles Atelier for the ‘cryo’ process and have uniformly reported back positive feedback about the improvements in sound and response from their instrument. In easy-to-understand terms, the cryogenic treatment relieves the stress in the metal that occurs during any normal manufacturing process (watch the video below for a complete explanation).
These (15) cryogenic treated YTR-8335RGS trumpets will be available through the dealers below:
Anaheim Band Instruments (Anaheim, CA 800-540-4224)
Dunkley Music (Boise, ID 208-342-5549)
Gerry’s Music Shop (South Hadley, MA 800-724-7402)
High School Music (San Antonio, TX 800-275-4767)
Hillje Music (San Antonio, TX 866-808-2300)
Ken Stanton Music (Atlanta, GA 800-282-9011)
Lafayette Music (Lafayette, LA 337-984-3700)
Meyer Music (Blue Springs, MO 800-497-6696)
Mississippi Music (Hattiesburg, MS 800-844-2263 )
Rush’s Musical Services (Knoxville, TN 865-573-4138)
Tarpley Music (Amarillo, TX 800-658-9206)
Washington Music Center (Wheaton, MD 301-946-8808)
Williamson Music (Plano, TX 972-516-1331)
These (15) instruments are especially interesting for a couple of additional reasons beyond the cryogenic treatment. Each has been converted to stable synthetic valve felts and pads, and include a never-before-available feature…a gold trim kit. The gold-plated valve buttons, caps and water key combine to add a beautiful and distinctive flair to this popular Yamaha trumpet.
Additionally upon receiving the instrument, the fortunate purchaser can contact Yamaha to receive some additional bonus items including:
* Coupon for a free Yamaha Trumpet Mouthpiece (up to $125 value)
* $15 iTunes gift card
* Yamaha double mouthpiece case ($49 value)
* EPH-50BL Yamaha ear-bud headphones ($99 value)
Los Angeles based Yamaha Trumpet Artist Tony Guerrero spent a few hours playing one of the cryogenic treated instruments and talking about the cryogenic process. Watch the video below for more.
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When watching the video above you may have noticed an audio analysis during the short demonstration. We recorded the short line Tony played and ran an analysis on the tone – and came up with these conclusion. When Tony played and held the low note in the line, the cryogenic treated trumpet had more -higher- and -mid- overtones present in the sound. Additionally during the video Tony had several great comments related to how the cryogenic treated instrument responded much better in the higher and lower range.
Cryo Treated RGS (Low Note)
Stock RGS (Low Note)
When Tony played and held the high note in the line, the cryogenic treated trumpet had more -higher- overtones present in the sound.
Cryo Treated RGS (High Note)
Stock RGS (High Note)
Rather than taking our word and (somewhat un-scientific) analysis, contact one of the dealers listed on this post and try the horns for yourself. And let us know what you think when you have a chance to play it.
Filed under: Gear, Technology, Trumpet, Artist Selected Trumpets, Cryogenic Treatment, YTR-8335RGS