I haven't heard too much noise about it from new owners. I'm playing a new YSS-475 am I missing anything noteworthy? Thanks!
I had 4 Z Tenors and none were stuffy,amazing free blowing beasts.I think yours may need a tweak for leaks.I had alot of yamaha horns and they all sing with great zing .i cant tell you much about the sopranos but i do have an 82 z tenor and its is pretty amazing. a little bit stuffy, but maybe because ive only had it for a week. the z line is the top of the line as far as yamahas go. The real difference between 82zs and 875s is that the 82zs are darker. as always, try it before you buy it!