These structural elements transmit the reed's vibrations directly to the player, contribute to a pleasurable, easy-blowing experience,
and help produce a voice of exceptional resonance and core with expansive dynamic range and a rich tonal palette.
Roots of the “Yany SIXS” name
We've christened our new ligature the "Yany SIXS."
"Yany" is from our popular nickname, while "SIXS" is a coined word derives from the six spaces established between the mouthpiece and reed.
This “Six Spaces” is the secret behind the appealing tonal qualities this new ligature affords.
These small discs play a core role in transmitting the reed's vibrations to the ligature. Their contact surfaces are rounded, enabling the ligature to hold the reed more firmly, regardless of mouthpiece shape.
We have achieved optimal spacer hardness by carefully selecting Ebonite blends compatible with mouthpiece materials and maintaining total control over the duration and temperature of the vulcanization process.
The ligature body has the strength to maintain the spaces between the six radial contact points around the mouthpiece body and the thickness to ensure the freedom and transmission of reed vibrations possible with this design.
We chose a screw with enough mass to fully unleash all the power in the Yany SIXS.
The Yany SIXS Cap
The Yany SIXS cap is produced with MAPKA, a new material composite comprising a blend of 51 percent paper powder with 49 percent polypropylene.
Incorporating paper as one if its base ingredients, MAPKA is a new composite developed in Japan as an alternative to plastics that raise questions from the standpoint of eco efficiency. MAPKA has earned the Biomass Mark as an environmental product that harnesses biomass resources and satisfies regulations, standards, and benchmarks for quality and safety. The use of MAPKA in our products will enable us to further reduce our dependence on petroleum-based materials.
Contributing to the SDGs. Doing what we can now, for a better future.
Yanagisawa is taking action to help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by United Nations member-states in 2015.
MAPKA will contribute to seven of the 17 SDGs.
Assistance from Eco Research Institute, Ltd.