Yamaha’s 400 series ECODEAR recorders use an innovative plant based material to create more eco-friendly instruments. While this recorder uses the same basic design as Yamahas most popular recorders, the ECODEAR material has a higher density, creating a richer tone, improved breath resistance and
Yamaha’s 400 series ECODEAR recorders use an innovative plant based material to create more eco-friendly instruments.
While this recorder uses the same basic design as Yamahas most popular recorders, the ECODEAR material has a higher density, creating a richer tone, improved breath resistance and response.
ECODEAR replaces a portion of the oil-based materials typically used in plastic recorders. This three-piece YRS-402B Soprano recorder is designed with Baroque fingering and an arched windway.
Key of C
Double holes: low C and C#, D and D#
The Yamaha YRS-402B Soprano Recorder is absolutely Awesome.
My experience with the Yamaha ECODEAR YRS-402B is absolutely awesome. The look is fabulous. The weight is ideal. It might be a little heavier than its wooden kind. However, the recorder's exact weight makes it seem more worthy and well crafted (which it is). The hold and feel of it is wonderful. It really feels like a professional instrument. The sound is clear and well spoken. If I was blindfolded, I'd choose this recorder as a most appropriate musical instrument of performance. I give it a Five Star rating.
Thank you West Music, and Yamaha.
Eddie Hodges Philadelphia, PA USA
ECODEAR is a great recorder!
I purchased the ECODEAR soprano recorder to use in the recorder consort that I play in, and it not only blends with the others, but soars above with a clear tone when I have the melody. Tuning is much easier than with other recorders I have played, and it is also better in tune with itself. I highly recommend the ECODEAR line.
This is a nice recorder! Great intonation - if anything a little on the bright side, which I like. Upper and lower registers both very close to pitch. It also played easily in the upper register.
Nice little recorder
I am enjoying my new YRS-402B Baroque soprano recorder very much. I like the butterscotch color. It was a little bit sharp but pulling a bit put it in tune with the other sopranos in my recorder groups. It was recommended to me by another recorder player, who said the tone was superior to the Yamaha-300 series we already had.
The best plastic recorder I've used.
I am a class teacher and bought this recorder to see if I would like to order them for my class. I already own the Yamaha 312B Soprano recorder and my kids have an Aulos, and a different Yamaha. I also have an inexpensive wooden Moeck recorder. This new plant-based plastic Yamaha has the best sound of all of them. It is heavier and denser than the 312 and has a smooth, even tone that is indistinguishable from the wooden recorder. It is about $10 cheaper than the 312 too. For my class of third graders, the plastic will be much easier to take care of over the next few years.
This is my new FAVORITE recorder
the YRA-402B is worth every penny. The tone is mellow and it's much easier to play in the upper octave than most other plastic recorders. It seems to weigh a little more (I may be wrong about that) so it feels more substantial. This summer I decided to purchase several different plastic soprano recorders in the $20-$40 range so I could compare models over a period of time (more so than just trying them out at a store). The 400 series Yamaha recorders came out on top. It's still too expensive for my beginner 4th and 5th graders to buy, but I'm planning to purchase 10 this year for my Recorder Consort kids to play.