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Published 06/2019 POCP-A0




You are now the owner of a high quality musical instrument. Thank you for choosing Yamaha. For instructions on the proper assembly of the instrument, and how to keep the instrument in optimum condition for as long as possible, we urge you to read this Owners Manual thoroughly.


Sie sind nun der stolze Besitzer eines hochwertigen Musikinstruments. Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich fr ein Instrument der Marke Yamaha entschiedenen haben. Um mit den Handgriffen zum Zusammensetzen und Zerlegen des Instruments vertraut zu werden und dieses ber Jahre hinweg in optimalem Zustand halten zu knnen, raten wir Ihnen, diese Anleitung aufmerksam durchzulesen.


Vous tes ds prsent le propritaire dun instrument de musique de haute qualit. Nous vous remercions davoir choisi Yamaha. En ce qui concerne les instructions relatives un assemblage adquat de linstrument et sur la faon de garder linstrument dans des conditions optimales aussi longtemps que possible, nous vous conseillons vivement de lire entirement le prsent Mode demploi.


Usted es ahora propietario de un instrumento musical de alta calidad. Le agradecemos su eleccin de un instrumento Yamaha. Le aconsejamos que lea todo este manual de instruc- ciones para ver las instrucciones para el montaje correcto del instrumento y para aprender a conservar el instrumento en ptimas condiciones durante tanto tiempo como sea posible.


Agora voc o proprietrio de um instrumento musical de alta qualidade. Obrigado por escolher a marca Yamaha. Aconselhamos que leia cuidadosamente todo o manual do pro- prietrio para ver as instrues de montagem adequada do instrumento, bem como manter em timas condies de uso pelo mximo de tempo possvel.




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Bassoon Owners Manual

Precautions Please read before using

The precautions given below concern the proper and safe use of the instrument, and are to protect you and others from any damage or injuries. Please follow and obey these precautions. If children are using the instrument, a guardian should clearly explain these precautions to the child and make sure they are fully understood and obeyed. After reading this manual, please keep it in a safe place for future reference.

About the Icons

: This icon indicates points which should be paid attention to. : This icon indicates actions that are prohibited.

Caution Disobeying the points indicated with this mark may lead to damage or injury.

Do not throw or swing the instrument around, or in the direction of others. This is dangerous. Parts of the instrument may become detached hitting others. Always treat the instrument with care.

Keep oils, polishes, and other such substances out of childrens mouths and reach of children. Also, perform instrument maintenance in an area away from children. Keep the oil, polish, etc., out of childrens reach and do maintenance when children are not present.

Take care not to touch the needle springs during maintenance. These springs have sharp ends and are particularly found on high-end models to provide enhanced key action.

Pay attention to temperature, humidity, etc. Do not expose the instrument to heat sources such as heaters, etc. Also, avoid using or storing the instrument in places where it may be exposed to abnormal temperatures, humidity, etc. Doing so may damage the balance of key connections, and pad alignment, which can be the source of trouble when playing.

Protect the instrument from damage. Placed on an unstable surface the instrument can drop resulting in damage. Pay close attention to where the instru- ment is placed.

Never modify the instrument. Doing so will void the warranty and may result in irreparable damage.

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


Special Care for Wooden Instruments

The body of the bassoon is made from maple so it is sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. Such changes can cause cracks in the body as well as distortion that can make assembly of the joints difficult. Please pay close at- tention to the environment in which the instrument is used and the manner in which the instrument is treated.

During the winter season, wait until the instrument is warmed up before playing. Do not play new instruments for long periods of time. Play for 20 to 30 minutes a day for

the first two weeks (if, however, the instrument must be played for long periods of time, remove moisture from the instrument frequently).

Whenever possible, use a cleaning swab to remove moisture and dirt from the instru- ment. This should be done during playing sessions as well.

The bassoon is a very delicate instrument. Handling the instrument in any of the manners described below can result in damage. Never treat the instrument in such a manner.

Playing or storing the instrument where it will be exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period of time.

Playing or storing the instrument in places subject to moisture (rain, etc.) or high hu- midity.

Playing or storing the instrument close to a heat source such as a stove, heater, etc. Playingorstoringtheinstrumentinplaceswhereitwillbedirectlyexposedtocoldair


To keep the instrument in optimum condition, please observe the following important points.

After playing, use a cleaning swab to thoroughly remove moisture and dirt. When putting the instrument down for breaks, etc., use a cleaning swab to remove

moisture and dirt, then lean the instrument against a sturdy stand, etc. If you must lay the instrument down, make sure the keys are facing up and the instrument laid down on a stable surface.

After playing, make sure the instrument is stored in its case. Never keep the instrument in places where it may be exposed to high temperatures or high humidity.

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q Bell Joint w Whisper Key e Bocal (Crook) r Bass Joint t Tenor (Wing) Joint y Strap Ring u Hand Rest i Double (Boot) Joint o Protector Cap

* Due to improvements, specifications and/or design may change without notice.










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Before Assembling the Instrument (Please pay close attention to the following) The bassoon is made from natural wood and precision metal parts. When holding or assem- bling the instrument, make sure the keys are protected from damage due to impacts, etc. Also, if the joint is tight or stiff when assembling the instrument, apply a thin layer of cork grease and try inserting it into the receiver again. Be careful not to apply too much cork grease. If the joint is still tight, apply a small amount of cork grease to the receiver.

Assembling the Instrument

Assembling the Tenor Joint and Double Joint

1. Insert the tenor joint into the double joint.

2. Rotate the tenor joint to the right to assemble. At this time, make sure that there is even spacing between the tenor joints curved hollow lining and the bass joints socket.

* If the tenor joint was rotated too far, remove the joint in a manner that does not damage the key connections and try assembling again. Forcibly rotating the joint in the opposite direction when keys are in contact with each other can dam- age the keys.

Assembling the Bass Joint and Double Joint

Assemble the bass joint so that the C# and Eb keys do not come into contact with the tenor joint.

1. Insert the bass joint about halfway into the double joint.

Tenor Joint

Double Joint

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2. Rotate the bass joint so that the tenor joint comes into contact with the stopper on the bass joint.

Bass Joint

Insert halfway

Double Joint


3. Continue to insert the bass joint, all the way into the socket.

Fully insert

Attaching the Bell As shown in the illustration below, gently

hold the bell key pad down to raise the connection at the opposite end, and insert the bell section into the bass joint.

* Take care not to apply too much pressure on the bell key pad.

Attaching the Hand Rest 1. Screw the hand rest into its holder stop-

ping at a comfortable position.

* Take care not to over tighten the hand rest.

2. Tighten the ring on the screw to secure the hand rest.

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Attaching the Bocal 1. Make sure that the whisper keys pad on

the tenor joint is open.

Whisper Key

2. First apply some cork grease or suitably moisten the cork, then attach the bocal as shown in the illustration below.

Adjusting the Joint Sections Body joints are wrapped with string.

If the joints fit tight, loosen the string to adjust the fit. (If you dont have the time to do this, applying some cork grease.)

The bocals joint section is covered with cork. Make sure cork grease is applied to the cork before assembling. Also, some models use cork on the joints. If so, make sure cork grease is applied to the corks before assem- bling.

Tuning The Yamaha Bassoon is supplied with

two bocals of different lengths. Select the bocal according to the pitch you want the bassoon tuned to. When exchanging the bocal to adjust the pitch, pay close attention to the whis- per keys pad. Air will leak if the pad is not properly aligned with the tone hole.

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Disassembling the Instrument To disassemble the bassoon, follow the steps described below. Also, refer to the Main- tenance section on the following page to properly care for the instrument.

1. Remove the reed.

2. Remove the bocal.

3. Remove the bell and bass joints as one section, then remove the bell from the bass joint (the bell can, however, be re- moved from the bass joint before remov- ing the bass joint from the instrument). At this time, take care not to apply too much force on the B key.

4. Remove the tenor joint.

5. Remove moisture from the double joints narrower tube.

6. Clean each of the parts.

Take Care When Handling the Bassoon Dont let moisture accumulate in the wider of the double joints tubes while playing the instrument.

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After Playing Follow the procedures given below and make sure moisture and dirt is thoroughly removed from the inside of the instrument after playing.

Caring for the Instruments Interior

Tenor Joint Maintenance 1. As shown in the illustration below, block

one end of the tenor joint and blow air through the other to blow out any mois- ture that may be in the tone holes.

2. Run a cleaning swab (for the tenor joint) through the tenor joints interior to remove moisture.

Double Joint Maintenance 1. Remove moisture collected in the U-Tube

from the narrower side of the tube.

* Please take note that placing the C# tone hole face down can cause moisture to ac- cumulate.

If moisture is present in the double joints wider tube, remove the U-Tube and clean the tube thoroughly. Also, make sure to remove moisture from the Ab key hold if any is pres- ent there.

2. Remove the U-Tube cover.

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3. Remove the nuts holding the U-Tube in place, and carefully remove the U-Tube from the bassoon.

* Take care not to damage with cork with the bolt.

4. Remove moisture from the cork.

5. Insert the weighted end of the cleanings swab into the black tube, and pull the swab through the opposite end to remove moisture.

6. Reattach the U-Tube making sure it is properly aligned with the instruments bore and the bolts. Tighten both nuts evenly to secure.

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Bass Joint and Bell Joint Maintenance

A cleaning swab (for the double joint) should be run through these sections about every other month to remove dirt from the instru- ments interior.

Instrument Maintenance Use a polishing cloth once or twice a month to wipe the instruments surface.


Key and Pad Maintenance 1. Use a polishing cloth or silver cloth to

wipe the key surfaces.

2. Apply a small amount of key oil between the key and key posts about once a month.

* Wipe off any excess oil.

3. Use a tone hole cleaner to remove the dirt or dust that accumulates between the keys and body.

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4. Use a cleaning swab to remove dirt and moisture from the pads.

* Use a cleaning swab to remove moisture from the Ab tone hole.

Pay Attention to the Following When Storing the Instrument

Never place an object on the case that may apply pressure to the instru- ments keys or body.

Never apply excessive force to the instrument or case.

Make sure the instrument is stored in its case when not in use.

Do not warm the instrument with air from, or put the instrument close to a heat source such as a heater, furnace vent, etc.

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Troubleshooting The tone is not clear, or the instrument plays out of tune.

If pads are deformed and air is leaking from the instrument, take the instru- ment to your dealer for repair.

Never apply excessive pressure to the keys. Also, when placing the instrument in the case, make sure that nothing is placed on top of the instrument.

If the body cracks, take the instrument to your dealer for repair.

Sudden cha nge s i n temper at u re or humidity can cause cracking. Do not directly expose the instrument to hot or cold air.

The keys are stiff. The keys do not move.

If a spring has become dislodged, re- turning it to its proper position may correct the problem.

When hooking the spring in position, be careful not to bend the spring. Springs may become dislodged when performing maintenance on the instrument or when wiping the instrument with a cloth. Please use caution.

If keys are bent, take the instrument to your dealer for repair.

Do not apply excessive force to t he instrument such as dropping the instru- ment, closing the case when an object is placed on top of the instrument, etc. Also, when you are f inished playing, place the instrument in the case. At this time, make sure that there is nothing in the case that will apply pressure on the keys. When assembling the instru- ment, be careful not to apply unneces- sary pressure to the keys. Hold on to the instrument in the intervals between performance and during breaks between practice.

The joint is too tight or loose. I f t he joi nt is t ig ht , apply a sma l l

amount of cork grease to the joint cork. If the joint is still tight, apply some cork grease to the receiver side as well.

Changes in temperature and/or humidity can cause the cork to shrink or expand which can make the joints tight in the summer and loose in the winter. After you are finished playing, make sure you store the instrument in its case, rather than leave it out.

If the joint cork is torn, take the instru- ment to your dealer for repair.

Proper application of cork grease offers some protection against tearing of the cork. However, if the cork becomes torn, take the instrument to your dealer for repair.

The keys are noisy. Apply key oil if the keys lack oil and

are dry, and tighten screws that have become loose.

Apply key oil once a month (1-2 drops per location) to prevent abrasion. Also, since woodwind instruments have many small screws, check for loose screws and tighten if necessary.

The cork or felt on the keys has fallen off or torn. The instrument may have received a shock causing the keys to come in contact with the body or other keys. In this case, take the instrument to your dealer for repair.

Take proper care of the instrument to prevent the corks or felts from falling off. After playing the instrument keep the instrument in its case. Also, hold on to the instrument in the intervals between performance and during breaks between practice to prevent excessive pressure be- ing placed on the instrument or keys.

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