Yamaha YV3030MS Vibraphone Owner's Manual PDF

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Please keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.

CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Repairs or part replacement should not be attempted unless instructions are provided in the manual.

Do not disassemble the gas spring. Since high-pressure gas is sealed inside the gas spring, any attempt to disassemble it is dangerous and creates a high risk of injury.

Assemble the instrument in the proper sequence by following the assembly instructions in this manual. Also, make sure to tighten the screws or bolts regularly. Failure to do so may result in damage to the instrument or cause the instrument to overturn, possibly causing injury.

When assembling or moving the instrument, always use two or more people. Failure to do so might result in damage to the instrument or the instrument overturning, possibly causing injury.

Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might accidentally fall over.

Lock both left and right casters except when moving or transporting the instrument. Failure to do so might result in the instrument moving or overturning, possibly causing injury.

When lifting and transporting the instrument, support the side frames with two or more people.

The instrument should only be moved across smooth, flat surfaces when using the casters. On a sloped, unstable or gravel surface, the instrument may overturn or run out of control, and possibly cause injury.

Never run when moving or transporting the instrument using the casters. Doing so can result in the instrument hitting an obstacle or wall and causing serious injury.

Do not go near the instrument during an earthquake. Strong shaking during an earthquake could cause the instrument to move or tip over, resulting in damage to the instrument or its parts, possibly causing injury.

When the instrument rattles, makes noise or vibrates, immediately stop using it, and tighten all screws again. Failure to do so may result in the instrument overturning and could possibly cause injury.

Never touch the rotating pulleys. Doing so may result in pinching your fingers, etc.

Do not insert your hands or feet in any gaps on the casters or active parts of the pedal. Doing so may result in them being pinched and could possibly cause injury.

Do not play around the instrument. Doing so may cause you to bump into the instrument, possibly resulting in injury. It also may cause the instrument to overturn. Do not allow children to play around the instrument.

Do not lean, rest your weight or place heavy objects on the instrument. Doing so may result in the instrument overturning, damage to the tone bars or frame, or injury to you or others.

Keep small parts out of the reach of infants. Your children may accidentally swallow them.

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Transportation and Installation


Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument.


To avoid the possibility of damage to the product, follow the notices below.


Do not strike the tone bars with glockenspiel mallets or any other solid objects. Doing so may dent or scratch the tone bars, altering their pitch.

Do not use the instrument in locations with poor ventila- tion.

When moving the instrument, make sure all caster stop- pers are released. Lift the instrument slightly whenever moving it over surfaces that are not smooth or flat.

When moving the instrument, move it gently avoiding shocks and impacts. The instrument is sensitive to shocks and may become damaged.

If the instrument is often moved, screws, parts, etc., may become loose. After moving the instrument, check and make sure all screws, parts, etc., are firmly fastened. Firmly tighten all loose items.

Do not apply excessive force to lift the frame end as it may pull the gas spring off from the leg.

Do not expose the instrument to rain, water, excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to prevent the possibility of instrument disfiguration or malfunction.

Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might discolor the instrument.


When cleaning the tone bars, wipe with a soft and dry cloth. Stains that are visible may be wiped off using a small amount of ethyl alcohol applied to a soft cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents or a wet cloth.



Before playing the instrument, make sure the casters and legs are parallel. As the angle between the leg and the caster approaches at a right angle, a rattling sound is more likely to be generated from the caster when playing.

About this manual

The illustrations as shown in this manual are for instruc- tional purposes only, and may appear somewhat differ- ent from those on your instrument.

The company names and product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha VIBRAPHONE YV3030MS. This vibraphone, can be used in school performances or playing by hobbyists. To get full use and performance enjoyment from this instrument, please read this owners manual carefully before using it. After you have read the manual, keep it in a safe and handy place for future reference. For handling a vibraphone variable-speed driver, refer to the manual bundled with the vibraphone variable-speed driver.

Confirmation of Packing Contents Please make sure your package includes the parts shown below before assembling the instrument.

* If any parts are missing, please contact your dealer or qualified Yamaha service personnel.

q Owners Manual (this document)

w Main unit 1 (tone bars, frame, damper, driver attachment)

NOTE A vibraphone variable-speed driver YVD20 (sold separately) and an AC adaptor (sold separately) are required for rotating the fans of the YV3030MS.

t Resonators (natural tone side) 1

y Resonators (accidental tone side) 1

u Drop cover 1

i M8 socket screw 2, M6 socket screw 7, cup head square neck bolt 1, wing nut 1

* These parts (M6 socket screw 1, cup head square neck bolt, and wing nut) for the YV3030MS are specifically used for assembling the vibraphone variable-speed driver YVD20 (sold separately). Be careful not to lose them.

o Hex key 1

!0 Yamaha representative or authorized distributor list x1


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When assembling the instrument, always use two or more people.

Assemble the instrument in a place where there is sufficient room.

1. Align the white marks on the left leg and pedal stay, and then connect the left leg, pedal stay and right leg. In this step, also turn the slant stay connectors upward and the damper pedal towards to you.

2. Using the included hex key, temporarily secure the four screws. Use the larger screws to secure the pedal stay.

Side frame

Tone bars (natural tone)

Pedal stay

Caster with stopper

Side frame

Resonators (accidental tone)

Gas spring

Resonators (natural tone) Damper pedal

Damper belt

Caster with stopper

Gas spring

Tone bars (accidental tone)

Damper Driver attachment

Slant stay

Right leg

Left leg


Right leg

Left leg

Pedal stay

Be careful not to pinch your fingers!


Damper pedal

Slant stay Slant stay

White marks

Slant stay connectors

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3. Tighten the screws in this order: q slant stays, w pedal stays.

4. Set the main unit upside down. To prevent damage to the floor and the main unit, leave the main unit in the shipping package, or place a rug or soft cloth on the floor underneath the main unit.

5. Turn the leg assembly upside down, put it on the main unit, and then secure it with the four screws.

NOTE If the direction of legs and main unit is not correct, the location of pins and holes may be misaligned, and may not be assembled properly.

6. To prevent the pedal from moving uncontrollably, secure the damper by hooking the damper belt tip to the hook of the main unit.

7. Stand the instrument upright while being careful to avoid overturning or falling of instrument.

8. Lock the casters by pressing the stoppers on the left and right casters.

9. Lower the damper pedal. Unbuckle the damper belt to avoid excessive tension to the belt when raising the position of the instrument height in step 11.

Be careful not to pinch your fingers!


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10. Attach the resonators. Insert the resonators from underneath the main unit and rest the high sound side and then the low sound side onto the resonator holders.

NOTE Make sure not to confuse the natural tone side and acci-

dental tone side resonators.

Take care not to bump the resonators against the legs etc.

11. Adjust the instrument height. Pulling the lever on the left and right leg raises the height, while firmly pressing down on the side frame while pulling the lever lowers the height. When you release the lever, the instrument height is fixed at that height.

NOTE The legs have a scale that serves as a guide for adjust-

ing the height.

We recommend that you lower the height slightly more than you intend, and then make minor adjustments while raising it little by little.

Adjust the left and right height at the same time to main- tain the level of the tone bars.

Grease is applied to the cylinders of the legs to allow for smooth height adjustment. If the grease sticks to your hands, rinse it off with running water.

Unbuckle the damper belt when you re-adjust the instru- ment height.

12. Adjust the depth of the pedal pressing. Unbuckle the damper belt, adjust the position of the pedal, and then fix it by buckling the belt.

13. Make sure all screws are tightened securely.

Assembly is now complete.

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Resonator Holders

First, place the high sound side onto the corre- sponding resonator holders.

To engage the low sound side, lift it over the resona- tor holders, and then insert it into the gap between the two holders, as shown in the illustration.

Resonator Holders

Accidental Tone Side ResonatorsLow Sound

Side High Sound



Damper pedal

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* The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website and download the manual file. Since specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.

Comparison with piano keyboard

Range Three octaves: F33F69

Bars Aluminum alloy

Height Adjustable From 66 cm to 85 cm

Dimensions (WD) 127 cm 74 cm

Weight 35 kg

Included Accessories Drop cover, hex key

Separately Sold Accessories Vibraphone variable-speed driver (YVD20)


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