Yamaha's New Superior Valve and Slide Oils Make Winter NAMM Debut

1/11/2008 [Brass/Woodwinds]

Offers Versatility and Long-Lasting Instrument Performance

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, will show the new and improved line of high-quality valve oils at Winter NAMM 2008. The latest Yamaha lubricants include the new Trombone Slide Oil (YAC 1021P) and the new synthetic Superior Valve Oil, available in Light (YAC LVO), Regular (YAC RVO) and Vintage (YAC VVO) viscosities.

Yamaha Light Valve Oil
Valve Oil in Light
(YAC LVO)
Developed for musicians seeking the highest quality lubricants, the three different viscosities of Superior Valve Oils meet the needs of a variety of piston valve clearances and provide greater stability in varying temperatures and environments. Light Oil is ideal for instruments with a tight piston clearance and music styles demanding fast valve action; Regular Oil is intended for instruments with regular piston clearance and players of all levels; and Vintage Oil works best on instruments with a large piston clearance, such as low brass and vintage instruments.

Yamaha Regular Valve Oil
Valve Oil in Regular
(YAC RVO)
Yamaha Superior Oils contain ten times the corrosion-inhibiting properties of its predecessors and feature longer-lasting performance and protection. Results from extensive laboratory testing show that Yamaha Superior Oils outperformed the competition in pushing force, lower evaporation rate and anti-corrosion properties.

"High quality, long lasting valve oil is critical to players in any performance environment," said Ted Kuehnert, Accessories Marketing Manager. "Yamaha Superior Oils have been painstakingly tested and proven to be the highest performing valve oils available."

Yamaha is also introducing the new YAC 1021P Trombone Slide Oil, replacing the YAC 1005P Trombone Liquid Cream. With an easy-to-use, one-step application process, this slide lubricant is ideal for players of all levels. This oil is a liquid lubricant that is hydrocarbon-free, which prevents the oil from drying out or solidifying. Yamaha Trombone Slide Oil is quickly becoming the choice slide lubricant for many professional trombone artists.

Yamaha Vintage Valve Oil
Valve Oil in Vintage
(YAC VVO)
"After trial and error with many different slide lubrication options, I found the Yamaha Slide Oil to work best with my trombone," said Yamaha Artist Andy Martin.

Yamaha Superior Valve Oils, packaged in child-resistant bottles and the Yamaha YAC 1021P Trombone Slide Oil are currently available.

For more information on Yamaha's new line of oils, visit Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division at Winter NAMM 2008, Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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