Written on: 13/11/2009
Great horn for the money! I have played on other much more expensive "pro" horns that I wouldn't trade my 475 for. Paired with a good pro level mouthpiece, I think this one is a real winner.
I agree with the other review that the action isn't as fast as say the "Pro" Yamahas, and certainly not as fluid as a Selmer. I play a Super 80 Tenor, but often prefer my 475 for solo work because of its nice light sound and unpretentious sound.
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Written on: 07/08/2008
It is a must-have for students. Don't even look at anything else. When I heard a student trying a Yanagisawa he sounded like a struggling beginner. But when I urged him to try the YSS475 he instantly sounded like Jan Garbarek . Its control is awesome. Most pros might do better swapping their more expensive Sopranos for this unpretentious little gem. (read more)
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