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.
- 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.
- 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