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Saxophone Owners Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Brass Instrument. 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.


Wir danken Ihnen, da Sie sich fr ein Blechblasinstrument von Yamaha entschieden haben. Lesen Sie diese Bedienungsanleitung bitte aufmerksam durch, da sie wichtige Anweisungen fr das korrekte Zusammensetzen und die ordnungsgeme Pflege des Instruments enthlt.


Nous vous remercions davoir fait lachat de cet instrument cuivre Yamaha. En ce qui concerne les ins- tructions 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.



Muchas gracias por haber adquirido ese instrumento metlico de viento Yamaha. Le aconsejamos que lea todo este manual de instrucciones, donde encontrar las instrucciones para el montaje correcto del instrumento as como para mantenerlo en ptimas condiciones durante mucho tiempo.

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 proprietrio 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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Saxophone Owners Manual

Precautions Please read before using

Do not throw or swing the instrument when others are close by. The mouthpiece or other parts may fall off hitting other people. Always treat the instrument gently.

Keep the oil, polish, etc., out of childrens mouths. Keep the oil, polish, etc., out of childrens reach and do maintenance when children are not present.

Be careful not to touch the pin springs during maintenance, etc. The end of the pin springs found on high-end models is sharpened to provide greater key action.

Be aware of climatic conditions such as tempera- ture, humidity, etc. Keep the instrument away from heat sources such as heaters, etc. Also, do not use or store the instrument in any extreme conditions of temperature or humidity. Doing so may result in damage to key balance, linkage, or pads, resulting in problems during performance.

Never use benzene or thinner for maintenance on instruments with a lacquer finish. Doing so may result in damage to the finishs top coat.

Take care not to disfigure the instrument. Placing the instrument where it is unstable may cause the instrument to fall or drop resulting in disfigure- ment. Take care as to where and how you place the instrument.

Do not modify the instrument. Besides voiding the warranty, modification of the instrument may make repairs impossible.

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

The precautions given below concern the proper and safe use of the instrument, and are to pro- tect 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.

n 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.

In regards to brass instruments with a plate finish, the color of the finish may change over time however, it should be of no concern in regards to the instruments performance. Discoloration in its early stage can easily be removed with maintenance. (As discoloration progresses, it may be difficult to remove.)

* Please use the accessories that are specified for use with the particular type of finish found on the instrument. Also, metal pol- ishes remove a thin layer of the finishs top coat which will make the finish thinner. Please be aware of this before using polish.

n To obtain maximum life out of the instrument. Before assembling the instrument, use a cloth to remove dust or dirt from the joint section. After playing, remove moisture from the instrument. (g See Instrument Maintenance on page 7.) Check and perform maintenance on the instrument regularly. (g See Instrument Maintenance on page 7.) When taking the instrument out of its case, hold the instrument at a position that provides good balance without

placing pressure on the keys.

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Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone * An alto saxophone is

shown in the photo.

Baritone SaxophoneSoprano Saxophone




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* Improvements may change the design and specifications without notice.

q Ligature w Mouthpiece e Neck r Neck Screw t Octave Key y Bell

u Upper Bow i Bow o Key Guard !0 Water Key !1 Endpin !2 Strap Ring !3 Thumb Hook

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Before Assembling the Instrument Since the walls of the saxophones body are thin, it is important to remember not to put too much pressure on the instrument in any particular position when holding it. Also, be careful not to damage the instrument by using excessive force during assembly or while handling.

n Assembling the Instrument

3. After aligning the neck, tighten the neck screw to secure it.

2. Attach the neck to the body. Loosen the neck screw, hold the neck then insert it directly into the neck receiver using a slow twisting motion.

* If it is difficult to insert into the neck receiver, ap- ply a little cork grease on the necks joint section.

* If it is difficult to attach the mouthpiece, apply a little cork grease on the neck cork. Be careful not to use excessive force, which may damage the instrument.

Neck Screw

Baritone Saxophone

4. Moisten the end of the reed in your mouth (or in some water).

u Upper Bow i Bow o Key Guard !0 Water Key !1 Endpin !2 Strap Ring !3 Thumb Hook

1. Attach the mouthpiece to the neck. Hold the mouthpiece and push it about 3/4 of the way onto the neck cork using a slow twisting motion.

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6. Place the strap around your neck then hook the strap onto the strap ring on the instru- ment.

7. While holding the instrument, adjust the mouthpiece position and strap length.

As for the Baritone Saxophone, adjust the length of the endpin according to your posture.

l Tuning the Instrument Tuning is accomplished by adjusting the position of the mouthpiece on the neck. Since air temperature or the temperature of the instrument will have an effect on tuning, the instrument should be warmed up beforehand by blowing into it.

Play a tuning note If the pitch is high, pull the mouth-

piece slightly off of the neck. If the pitch is low, push the mouth-

piece a little further onto the neck.

5. Attach the reed onto the mouthpiece. First, place the reed so that the tip of the mouthpiece is seen over the end of the reed then tighten the ligature screws (two screws) to secure the reed.

When the pitch is low


Ligature Screws

When the pitch is high

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Instrument Maintenance n Instrument Maintenance After Playing After playing the instrument, use the following procedures to remove moisture and dirt from the inside of the instrument.

l Remove the reed, then use a cleaning swab (sold separately) to clean the inside of the mouthpiece.

The cleaning swab is also used to clean the inside of the instruments neck and body.

* To prevent damage to the end of the mouthpiece, do not pull the swab all the way through the mouthpiece.

* Always keep the cleaning swab clean and dry.

l When the pads are wet, place a cleaning paper (sold separately) between the pad and the tone hole and press the pads lightly to completely remove the moisture.

l On baritone saxophones, remove moisture using the water keys.

l Use a polishing cloth to wipe the instruments surface.

* When wiping be careful not to apply excessive force on the keys or damage the pads.

* Take care not to let the polishing cloth get caught on the pin springs, etc.

l Since the tonehole on the octave key is small and becomes easily clogged, use a tonehole cleaner (sold separately) to clean the hole periodically.

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n Once or Twice a Month Mainte- nance

l Apply a small amount of key oil (sold separate- ly) to the mechanism then move the keys to allow the oil to spread evenly.

* Do not apply too much oil. * Completely remove any oil on key surfaces.

l Use a tone hole cleaner (sold separately) to remove fine dirt or dust from between the keys.

* Be careful not to damage the pads.

l Remove dirt from the side surfaces of keys and key posts. Use a small piece of gauze to wipe the surfaces taking care not to place any excessive pressure on the keys.

* Make sure that the pin springs, key cork, etc., are not effected when wiping the instrument.

n Cleaning the Neck (Once Every Six Months)

The neck should be cleaned once about every six months.

4. Apply some of the soap solution to the saxo- phone neck brush (sold separately) and scrub the interior of the neck.

5. After the dirt is removed, apply some clean water to the brush to remove any remaining dirt and the brass soap from the neck interior.

6. After removing all the water from the neck interior, dry with a cleaning swab drawn through the neck to remove all moisture.

* The neck on the soprano saxophone is narrow making it hard to draw the swab all the way through. Do not force the swab past the point where it stops in the neck.

1. Make a lukewarm soap solution mixing brass soap (sold separately) with warm water (30 to 40 degrees Centigrade: 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) in a soap to water ratio of 1:10 or 1:15.

* Do not put the neck directly into the brass soap/ water solution.

2. Use a screwdriver to remove the key from the neck.

3. Wrap the cork section with adhesive tape to protect it from the brass soap/water solution.

* Take care to keep the cork from getting wet which may result in the cork becoming deformed.

Instrument Maintenance

Wrap with adhesive tape

Cork Section Key Post

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Troubleshooting The sound is not clear or the instru- ment plays out of tune

Take the instrument to your dealer for repair. The problem may be related to the pads. The pads may not be aligned with the tone

holes. g Do not apply pressure to the keys. Also, when

placing the saxophone in the case, make sure that there is nothing placed on the instrument.

The pads surface is torn. g Sand or dust can easily collect on pads when

performing outdoors. Clean thoroughly after playing.

The pad does not open sufficiently. g Excessive pressure on the keys may result in

damage to the keys or removal of the felts un- der the keys, which can cause the instrument to play out of tune. Please treat the instrument with care.

Soldered joints become loose

Take the instrument to your dealer for repair. Solder can break off if the case is closed when there is something placed on the key guards, or from shock due to dropping the instrument, etc. Be careful and treat the instrument with care.

Mouthpiece is difficult to attach to the neck

Apply some cork grease to the neck cork, and try pushing the mouthpiece onto the neck two or three times. Forcing the mouthpiece onto the neck without cork grease may result in damage to the cork. Make sure the cork is properly greased.

The keys do not move or are stiff

If the key is bent, take the instrument to your dealer for repair.

Keys can become bent if excessive force is placed on the key mechanism, if the instrument is dropped, or if the case is closed with some- thing placed on the instrument.

When youre finished playing the instrument, place it in the case making sure that there is nothing in the case that will apply pressure to the instrument when the case is closed. During assembly, do not apply unnecessary pressure on the keys. Also, be careful how you hold the in- strument in the intervals between performance.

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

During maintenance, a spring might become dislodged when wiping the instrument with a cloth. Please be careful.

The keys are noisy

Take the instrument to your dealer for repair. One of the following may be the source of the problem. The cork or felt on the keys has fallen off,

torn, or become thin. g Make sure that corks or felts have not fallen


The instrument may have been dropped or bumped causing keys to touch or come into contact with the body. g Make sure that the instrument is placed in the

case after playing. Also, be careful how you hold the instrument in the intervals between performance.

Key mechanisms are worn. g To prevent keys from becoming worn, apply

key oil about once a month (1-2 drops per place).

The screws are loose. g Woodwind instruments have many screws and

they become loose from time to time. Always check for loose screws and tighten.

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Open Offen Ouvert Abierto Aberto

Close Geschlossen Ferm Cerrado Fechado

A The low A key is available on the baritone saxophone only. Die Klappe fr das tiefe A gibt es nur beim Baritonsaxophon. La clef A nexiste que sur le saxophone baryton. La llave A baja slo est disponible en el saxofn bartono. A chave de A grave est disponvel somente no saxofone baritono. A A -. A .


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GYSS-875EXHG The high G key is available on the soprano saxophone (YSS-875EXHG) only. Die Klappe fr das hohe G gibt es nur beim Sopransaxophon (YSS-875EXHG). La clef G nexiste pas sur le saxophone soprano (YSS-875EXHG). La llave G alta slo est disponible en el saxofn soprano (YSS-875EXHG). A chave de G agdo est disponvel somente no modelo de saxofone soprano (YSS-875EXHG). YSS-875EXHGG G - (YSS-875EXHG). G (YSS-875EXHG) .


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