Interchangeable Leadpipes

The YSL-891Z comes with 2 interchangeable leadpipes.

NY Type (NY leadpipe)

With a broad taper and a little extra length, this leadpipe passes plenty of breath for fortissimo passages and powerful performances. It features a soft, deep tone that easily fills large concert halls or outdoor spaces.

LA Type (LA leadpipe)

This leadpipe has a gentler taper and is a little shorter than the NY type, providing quick response and easy tonal control. With a focused, bright tone, the LA leadpipe can help to deliver well-defined tone in studio and live-house performance situations.


The new balancer found on the YSL-891Z perfectly proportions the instrument's weight.

Inner slide

The chrome-plated nickel-silver drawn inner slide is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response. In addition, it is a one-piece drawn slide.

Outer slide

The one-piece, drawn, brass outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length, and this type of construction ensures airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability. The outer slide is fit with extremely close tolerances making the horn respond quickly and effortlessly.

One-piece bell

A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument's material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a pure and perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing techniques.

* The detachable bell on the YSL-891ZD is similar to the YSL-891Z one-piece bell, but separates at the base of the flare.

Detachable Bell (YSL-891ZD)

Not only does a detachable bell allow more compact storage, but the added weight of the bell screw section helps to produce a tighter sound with improved directionality.


SLC-891Z case.

* No case is included with the YSL-891ZD.

Developed with two of the world's finest trombone players

Wycliffe Gordon (NT type leadpipe development advisor)

International Jazz Trombonist, Composer, Recording Artist and Educator

“I am with the Yamaha company because of the personal attention and care I received from the first introduction down to the completion of finding my dream instrument. This is what truly drew me to the company, the genuine concern that I was happy with the product prior to signing on. Very important!!!”

Andy Martin (LA type leadpipe development advisor)

Los Angeles Recording Artist

“Yamaha trombones provide me with the rich tone and consistency that is needed whether I am on stage or in the recording studio.”