Yamaha YSL-684 vs 684G

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Trobo
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Yamaha YSL-684 vs 684G

Post by Trobo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:42 am

Hi
I have a Yamaha YSL684 (bought in 1986).
When searching on the net, I find references to both YSL-684 and 684G.
Does anybody know the difference(s) between these two horns?

My second questions is, if there is anybody who knows this instrument; what is the successor or current model which is similar to the one I have? I am considering buying a new instrument, and since I have been very happy with my Yamaha, I do not consider another make/brand.

Thanks!
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Re: Yamaha YSL-684 vs 684G

Post by BGuttman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 am

684 has a 1 piece yellow brass bell. 684G has a 1 piece gold brass bell. They are identical in all other aspects. I have its larger sibling, the 682G.

The 684 has been replaced by the 640.

Why do you need to replace it?

By the way, I moved the topic to Instruments, where it really belongs.
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Re: Yamaha YSL-684 vs 684G

Post by Trobo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:26 am

Thanks for answering, and for moving it to the correct category.

I do not need replace it. It's probably just vanity ;-).
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Re: Yamaha YSL-684 vs 684G

Post by tbonesullivan » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 am

The way I see it, the 600 series was stepped down just a tad, and now have plasma welded two piece bells.

The YSL-682G, which is .547 bore, was replaced with both the YSL-620 and the YSL-882O, which is available with both gold and yellow brass bell flares.
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