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John Packer JP179B  BB-flat Tuba

John Packer JP179B BB-flat Tuba

Regular price
$6,299.00
Sale price
$6,299.00
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This tuba is a fantastic compact instrument with 4 front facing valves perfect for wind bands, orchestras and concert bands alike. This isn't a common instrument in the UK, with a forward facing action being more widely used in America and on the Continent. The JP179B is also a wonderful tuba for more experienced players looking for a lightweight instrument for marching bands.

Unique benefits:

  • Front action valves, meaning the tuba will fit in and blend well with the trombone section of any band/ensemble.
  • Lightweight, compact design for comfort. Despite its smaller form factor it still performs well in line with other much more expensive (and larger) models.
  • Fourth valve slightly lower to allow for the smaller little finger.
  • Thumb ring for comfort when holding the instrument both sat down and marching.
  • Carriage rings for marching.

Specification

  • Model: JP179B
  • Key: Bb
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass 370mm (14 1/2")
  • Valves: Piston 4
  • Bore: Large 17.5-18.5mm (0.689-0.728")
  • Waterkey: Lever 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Mouthpiece: JP611
  • Leadpipe: Rose Brass