Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

  • SKU: BSSAYAM480
  • Model: YAS480
  • UPC: 086792961002
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Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

  • SKU: BSSAYAM480
  • Model: YAS480
  • UPC: 086792961002
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$3,149.99

MSRP: $3,879.00

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The YAS/YTS-480 saxophones are a step ahead. With a little bit more resistance, they have an authoritative sound yet a great flexibility due to the separated key guards. Ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha. Based on the popular YAS/YTS-475 the new YAS/YTS-480 saxophones feature an improved low B-C# connection for better adjustment while the new octave key system (from the 62 Series) facilitates the use of custom necks.

Features:

Hand engraving: A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.

Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks: The redesigned octave key system gives players the flexibility to choose between the included 62-style neck and those designed for the Custom Z and Custom EX Yamaha saxophones (sold separately).

Improved Low B-C# connection: An improved mechanism from low B-C# ensures the consistent closing of the low C# key and promotes a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument.

Neck: The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.

Key guard: The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.

Left-hand seesaw key: The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.

For complete details refer to the Yamaha website.

UPC 086792961002
Country of Origin China
Model YAS480
Level Intermediate
Key Eb
Auxiliary Keys High F#, front F
Material Body Yellow Brass
Finish Gold Lacquer
Key Buttons Polyester
Neck Annealed; Original YAS62 Design
Key Material Yellow Brass
Thumb Hook Adjustable
Springs Stainless Steel
Pads Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt
Mouthpiece 4C
Mouthpiece Cap Plastic
Case Backpack-style

Description

The YAS/YTS-480 saxophones are a step ahead. With a little bit more resistance, they have an authoritative sound yet a great flexibility due to the separated key guards. Ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha. Based on the popular YAS/YTS-475 the new YAS/YTS-480 saxophones feature an improved low B-C# connection for better adjustment while the new octave key system (from the 62 Series) facilitates the use of custom necks.

Features:

Hand engraving: A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.

Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks: The redesigned octave key system gives players the flexibility to choose between the included 62-style neck and those designed for the Custom Z and Custom EX Yamaha saxophones (sold separately).

Improved Low B-C# connection: An improved mechanism from low B-C# ensures the consistent closing of the low C# key and promotes a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument.

Neck: The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.

Key guard: The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.

Left-hand seesaw key: The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.

For complete details refer to the Yamaha website.

Specifications

UPC 086792961002
Country of Origin China
Model YAS480
Level Intermediate
Key Eb
Auxiliary Keys High F#, front F
Material Body Yellow Brass
Finish Gold Lacquer
Key Buttons Polyester
Neck Annealed; Original YAS62 Design
Key Material Yellow Brass
Thumb Hook Adjustable
Springs Stainless Steel
Pads Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt
Mouthpiece 4C
Mouthpiece Cap Plastic
Case Backpack-style

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UPC 086792961002 086792960975 086792960944 086792961460 086792960920
Country of Origin China China      
Model YAS480 YAS280 YAS26 YTS480 YAS200AD
Level Intermediate Student Student Intermediate Student
Key Eb Eb Eb Bb E-Flat
Auxiliary Keys High F#, front F High F# , Front F Front F High F# , Front F Front F
Material Body Yellow Brass Yellow Brass Yellow Brass, 2-Piece Bell Yellow Brass Yellow Brass
Finish Gold Lacquer Gold Lacquer Gold Lacquer Gold Baked Epoxy Lacquer Clear Lacquer
Key Buttons Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester
Neck Annealed; Original YAS62 Design   Standard, 26 Style Yellow Brass Standard
Key Material Yellow Brass Yellow Brass Nickel-Plated, Polyester Buttons Yellow Brass Nickel Plated
Thumb Hook Adjustable Plastic Adjustable Plastic Adjustable Adjustable Pastic
Springs Stainless Steel   Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Pads Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt   Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt   Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt
Mouthpiece 4C 4C Yamaha 4C TS-4C Yamaha 4C
Mouthpiece Cap Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Case Backpack-style Hardshell Backpack Included   Lightweight Hardshell ABS Plastic

Cosmo Music's Quality Assurance:

Wind Instruments

  1. Unpack instrument removing all corks used to stabilize keys during shipment.
  2. Leave the instrument to allow the pads to "relax".
  3. A visual inspection is done to ensure the finish is at factory standards.
  4. Lubricate corks with factory approved grease.
  5. Check and adjust the fit of components to ensure a firm, but not excessive pressure is needed to assemble; out of the box many corks are too tight and the player could easily cause damage to parts by having to apply too much pressure.
  6. Inspect the key action.
  7. Check pad coverage and adjust where necessary.
  8. Check all key combinations for proper adjustment.
  9. Play-test each instrument throughout its entire range to confirm all adjustments are correct.
  10. All instruments are played with the technician's own mouthpiece or head joint, unless it is not appropriate (in the case in which the mouthpiece or headjoint is unique to the instrument, they are thoroughly cleaned after play-testing).
  11. The case is checked for proper fit.
  12. Factory supplied accessories are inspected to ensure all are present.
  13. Large saxophone keys may be refitted with shipping corks to increase stability for transit.
  14. The instrument is repacked as it was received.
  15. Technician signs the tag to confirm that all details have been completed.
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