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by Brandon_1023
(34 posts)
8 years ago

Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari s

Is it a good horn?

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  1. by timg
    (2 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari s

    What would be a good price for a '61'? I've played the one i am thinking of buying and it plays really well and is very good condition having had £400 spent on a service and other tweaks a while ago. A rough figure would do.

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  2. by mjohnnie
    (66 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari sax a good horn?

    Yes. This is the model before the present YBS-62, the 61 is probably pre 1977.

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    1. by Christian Anderson
      (73 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari sax a good horn?

      my school has two and they play just as well as the ybs 62 and our yani 880 baris....good horns if you can find em.

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      1. by STEVE GOODSON
        (291 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari sax a good horn?

        Yamaha had a "factory recall" on the YBS-61 after their introduction to answer upper octave intonation complaints from buyers. A template was sent to Yamaha dealers to enable them to relocate the octave pips. Be sure that any horn you buy has had this critical correction done. It's easy to spot: there will be a patch where the old pips were removed.

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        1. by Christian Anderson
          (73 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari sax a good horn?

          thats interesting, i'm going to go check my school's ybs 61's tomorrow and see if they have that correction. man steve, you know some cool little facts about horns!

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        2. by STEVE GOODSON
          (291 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Is the Yamaha YBS-61 Eb Bari sax a good horn?

          I've been doing this for a living since 1972. You tend to pick up a little information along the way....

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      2. by dalpe
        (3 posts)

        4 years ago

        YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Hi, Mr. Goodson, I am looking for this template to make the modification on my bari but can't find it anywhere. can you help me please? Thank you for your time.

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      3. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        steve isnt around anymore, youll probably want to go to somewhere like saxgourmet.com to get ahold of him

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      4. by kelsey
        (815 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Cuber, the only one I've ever heard mention the octave key on the 61 bari is Goodson?? I did a search on the net and all I got was Goodson on this site. It may or not be true???
        Barry Kelsey

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      5. by timg
        (2 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        What happened to steve?

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      6. by dalpe
        (3 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Thank you for your fast response!

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      7. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        knowing steve it could very well be a scam, but the person asked for steve

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      8. by dalpe
        (3 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Steve sent me a template, i don't know if it really come from Yamaha, but i might try the modification, i'll let you know... Steve sent it to me the same day i got in touch with him,... for free...very cool... thanks

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      9. by Marsarese
        (2 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Hi guys,
        I have an eye on 2 YBS-61 which are in excellent condition, their serial number are 05xx and 10xx. The seller can't tell me if they are in that recall interval, so I ask: with these serial numbers, anyone here could tell me if they are "safe" or not? And, if I'm not too lucky, what's the complexity of the modification? We have to make a new hole on the body of the sax and to close the wrong one (waw!)? Is this template easy to obtain?
        Thank you. 

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      10. by saxgourmet
        (109 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        You should check with Yamaha and get a copy of the modification template.....they will be happy to send you one......the modification involves relocating an octave pip and fabricating a new octave key for that pip......insofar as I know, the recall applies to all of the 61 series baritones......

        STEVE GOODSON
        New Orleans
        www.nationofmusic.com

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      11. by Marsarese
        (2 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        Thank you, Mr. Goodson!
        As I am in Brasil, I'll have to check if Yamaha would accept to execute this modification on an used bari... or if any friend would do this job for me.
         

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      12. by delia589
        (3 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: YBS-61 upper octave key template

        I think brand Yamaha for the horn have a good quality.

        saxophone

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