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Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone
TA3009

£699.00
UK tax incl.
£582.50
UK tax excl.
Out of Stock
Pre Order

Description

A revolutionaly new digital saxophone from Yamaha

**Due to such an incredible response, our initial order has now been fully allocated.  As of this time we can't guarantee when our next shipment will be arriving.  We will post an update as soon as this information becomes available.**

Digital Saxophone YDS-150 Allows You to Enjoy Playing Anytime, Anywhere

Yamaha Corporation announces the release of a new wind instrument product, the newly developed digital saxophone YDS-150.

The YDS-150 was designed to be a saxophone that would allow anyone to experience the joy of performing, anytime, anywhere. The groundbreaking new wind instrument retains the full expressiveness of the saxophone, yet unlike an acoustic saxophone it can be as quiet as you want, making it more convenient and easier to play.

Yamaha’s patented Integrated Bell Acoustic System is a fusion of traditional saxophone design and advanced digital technologies that offers the uniquely rich sound of an acoustic saxophone while also allowing you to enjoy playing without regard for time or place.

Sound can be produced by simply blowing into the mouthpiece, while volume and tone can be carefully modulated using the intensity of the breath, resulting in a wind instrument which can cater to the expressive needs of both beginners and experienced players alike.

Overview

1) Play the saxophone anytime, anywhere - even if it’s in the living room, or at night

2) Experience playing in an innovative, new way - simply blow into the instrument to produce gorgeous saxophone sound

3) Experience authentic saxophone design and resonance

Key Features

1) Play the saxophone anytime, anywhere - even if it’s in the living room, or at night

Digital technology enables volume adjustment over a range of 15 steps, allowing one to enjoy playing the saxophone anytime, anywhere - even if it’s in the living room, or at night. You can also connect a set of headphones to play in total silence and focus completely on your performance without worrying about others around you, even if you had previously given up playing the saxophone because of its loudness. In addition, you can use the dedicated app to freely adjust the volume, tone, and even fingering.

2) Experience playing in an innovative, new way - simply blow into the instrument to produce gorgeous saxophone sound

Despite the instrument having a mouthpiece designed the same as that of an acoustic saxophone, you can still produce gorgeous sound by simply blowing into the mouthpiece and playing the keys with correct fingering, without needing to overcome the initial hurdle to performance known as embouchure (mouth shape). Volume and tone can also be adjusted by changing the intensity of your blowing. The YDS-150 uses sampled sounds of Yamaha’s soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, meticulously recorded to produce 56 saxophone voices, including variations, in addition to other sounds such as synthesizers for a total of 73 instrument sounds. Perform music in virtually any genre using your favorite instrument sounds.

3) Experience authentic saxophone design and resonance

The YDS-150 uses the same key layout, mouthpiece, and thumb rest as an acoustic saxophone to deliver a natural playing experience. It also features a real brass bell and is the same length as a soprano saxophone in order to provide optimal balance. The newly developed Integrated Bell Acoustic System adds authentic, luxurious resonance to give the player the same seamless sense of expressive unity experienced with an acoustic saxophone.

Smart Device App

Much more in depth control and customization can be achieved through the App, which connects to the YDS 150 via bluetooth.  Please search for YDS Controller when downloading the app on your smart device.  Please note that there is a manual in the setting area of the app which describes some of the app functions with tutorials.

Development Background

Development of the YDS-150 began with a desire to create a saxophone that could be played more easily and with more freedom by even more people. All of us have wished we could play a favorite tune at least once in our lives, and the YDS-150 makes that possible with a fusion of Yamaha’s acoustic and digital technologies. The instrument’s broad range of sound and rich expressiveness make it suitable for experienced saxophone players and beginners alike.

About Integrated Bell Acoustic System (Patented)

Integrated Bell Acoustic System (IBAS) is an acoustic system developed specifically for the YDS-150 which reproduces the unique physical feedback (sound resonance and vibration) of an acoustic saxophone. The system consists of speaker units, an acoustic pipe, and a real brass bell, enabling it to effectively deliver sound resonance and vibration back to the player’s mouth and fingertips.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YAMAHA PRODUCT CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

Delivery

  • Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
  • Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
  • Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £4.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we aim to deliver the following business day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

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