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Russell Gray - Cornet

Russell Gray - Cornet

[International Cornet Soloist and Conductor]

I am delighted to have been involved in the development team for the new Neo cornet. Through many hours of research and trial I am confident that the resulting instrument is the best on the market, I find it to be very accurate in intonation, and tone throughout the range, and it is remarkably responsive at whatever dynamic level you choose to play.

If you want the ultimate cornet then look no further.

Phillip McCann - Cornet

Phillip McCann - Cornet

[International Cornet Soloist, Conductor, Teacher at Huddersfield University]

There are for me two or three basic/mandatory requirements when I choose an instrument. Firstly, as a performer we must be able to rely on the build quality of the instrument, life is tough enough on stage without the mechanics of the instrument failing us! The quality of instrument is so important, it is an encouragement and catalyst to practice as well as performance. Without a doubt, the level of quality control maintained by Yamaha is second to none. Secondly, the tone quality and the sound produced by any brass instrument (in combination with the player), is perhaps the single most important aspect of playing any instrument. Your personal sound on an instrument is your musical identity, just like your voice. I have no hesitation in saying that the new Neo cornet has all of the qualities that I look for, allowing for the tones to be open, happy or sad, big or small, and all can be beautiful!

Finally, as a Yamaha Artist, I can truly say from my experience over the past 20 years working with them, that in the development process of any new model instrument, they will take as long as it is necessary to achieve the goal of the best possible product. No more words are necessary!

Arfon Owen - Tenor Horn

Arfon Owen - Tenor Horn

[Horn Player, Stavanger Brass Band]

As a tenor horn player, you strive to produce the warm, vibrant sound that belies the instrument's character. The hours put into the development of Yamaha Neo's design allows me to reach the instrument’s full potential, in terms of tone quality, range, as well the heavy technical demands that are asked of brass band players by composers and arrangers.

Above everything else, the Yamaha Neo is an absolute joy to play. I can rely on it to perform every time it comes of out of the case, which allows me to just get on with what I love, making music.

Katrina Marzella - Baritone

Katrina Marzella - Baritone

[International Soloist, Solo Baritone, Black Dyke Band]

The Neo baritone horn is set to revolutionise the preconceptions and expectations of baritone players across the world. Never before has the instrument been heard and felt with such presence. It is simply a joy to play: the sound has warmth, breadth and projected power in equal measure; the intonation is remarkably consistent; the efficient playing experience is second to none; and the production quality is exceptional. It has been my pleasure to be involved in this journey.

Thanks to Yamaha, the baritone horn has now found its voice.

Bill Millar - Euphonium

Bill Millar - Euphonium

[Professeur à l’Université de Salford]

Lorsque je teste un nouvel euphonium, un certain nombre de points sont pour moi d'une importance primordiale.

Tout d’abord le confort de sa tenue. Le positionnement du tube principal et le repose-main sont d'une importance particulière. À cet égard, je trouve qu'ils sont idéalement positionnés sur le modèle Neo. Ils offrent une prise en main confortable lorsque l'on adopte une posture verticale correcte. La qualité sonore est pour moi l'élément le plus important de tout instrument. Je suis à la recherche d'un instrument qui possède à la fois une résonance et clarté sonore.

Avec le modèle Neo, j'ai trouvé ces deux qualités dans toutes les nuances de jeu. Le répertoire moderne pour euphonium couvre une étendue de plus de quatre octaves. Les musiciens ont donc besoin d'un instrument qui puisse bien jouer aux extrêmes de la gamme. Là encore, le modèle Neo dépasse mes espérances à cet égard, par son aisance de jeu dans les registres extrêmes supérieurs et inférieurs de l'euphonium. L'action des pistons sur le modèle Neo est à la fois douce et sûre, offrant une facilité d'exécution lors des passages rapides et un sentiment de sécurité quand la musique est plus lente.

C'est un instrument qui combine profondeur et clarté sonore avec une belle projection, une grande réactivité et du caractère. C'est vraiment un plaisir de jouer le modèle Neo et j'en ferais les meilleures recommandations qui soient.

Steven Walsh - Euphonium

Steven Walsh - Euphonium

[Premier Euphonium au Brighouse & Rastrick Band]

L'euphonium Yamaha Neo possède une profondeur sonore et une précision d'accord inégalées dans tous les registres. Ces qualités peuvent être projetées à travers tout l'ensemble avec une aisance totale.

Ce nouvel ajout à la gamme Neo donne à l'artiste interprète ou à l'exécutant l'occasion de présenter ses idées musicales avec un confort absolu, aboutissant à un son d’Euphonium britannique classique.

Simon Gresswell - BB♭Bass

Simon Gresswell - BB♭Bass

[Principal Tuba, Brighouse and Rastrick Band]

It was an honour to be asked by Yamaha to help develop the new Neo BBb Bass.

I was looking to create an unrivalled sound base, capable of holding together in all ranges and dynamics. The valve action is quiet and slick, allowing clear movement and definition. The lower register is of special quality. It is easy to produce allowing maximum control and colour. This instrument exceeds all my expectations of a modern day BBb Bass.

Eirik Gjerdevik - E♭Bass

Eirik Gjerdevik - E♭Bass

[Solo Tubist, Bergen Navy Band]

Why do I play Yamaha? My Neo E♭ Bass is very easy to play. In tune and consistent in all registers, it is easy to make a beautiful sonorous sound. My work is always quite technically demanding, so I need a tuba which plays with me, not against me. This is the love of my life.

Everything I want to play, it plays easily.