The JP078 Bb Tuba provides a well-constructed entry level student instrument for beginners and more accomplished players at an attractive price/performance balance. This instrument clearly has a place in the education system and with training bands and works well not only as a student model but also for the more ‘mature’ player looking for a lightweight tuba. Its performance is comparable with that of the more expensive Yamaha mini tuba.
At only 33" high, the JP078 is surprisingly small for a tuba being easily comparable to a euphonium in size, however despite is smaller form factor it still performs well in line with other much more expensive (and larger) models. With a compact 14" bell, 4 water keys and reinforced bell ring, the instrument boasts all the expected components that one would expect from larger models.
- Model: JP078, JP078S
- Key: Bb
- Bell Size: Yellow Brass Bell 355.6mm (14")
- Valves: Piston 3
- Bore: Large 16.78mm (.661")
- Water Key: Lever 4
- Body: Brass
- Finish: Lacquer (JP078)
- Finish: Silver Plated (JP078S)
- Lyre Box: No
- Mouthpiece: JP611
- Leadpipe: Rose Brass Leadpipe
- Instrument Weight: 6.46Kg (14lb 2oz)
- Weight with case: 14.40Kg (31lb 7oz)