Posted by Scott on September 27, 2001 at 06:16:26:
In Reply to: Yamha YEP-642s vs. YEP-842s posted by james on September 26, 2001 at 16:22:25:
Actually, the 842S should be no more than $1200 more than the 642S. Probably less, according to my Yamaha retail price guide.
I played them both at the NABBA competition this year. Although I didn't like the gold trim on the 842S (gold is softer as well, and scratches were quite evident), it did respond better than the 642S. But improved response came with a price. Since they are using a thinner bell to enhance the responsiveness on the 842S, tone quality suffered ever so slightly. It was a subtle difference. Because it would cost me $1800 to upgrade for a horn with better response and slightly inferior tone, I decided not to upgrade.