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John Packer JP379BB Sterling BBb Rotary Tuba

Code: 102313,102420

Created in collaboration with Paul Riggett of Sterling Brass, the JP379 represents a fusion of professional level Sterling components and design with the affordability and durability normally associated with the JP brand.

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Suitable for

The JP379BB is a fantastic quality instrument suitable for you as a professional player who is looking for a large bore Contrabass tuba to play in orchestras. The tuba would also fit in well in concert bands and wind bands if the tuba part was for a larger instrument.

Unique benefits

The JP379 Sterling BB Tuba represents John Packer Ltd's flagship 4 inline rotary valve BB Tuba. Created in collaboration with Paul Riggett of Sterling Brass, the JP379 represents a fusion of professional level Sterling components and design with the affordability and durability normally associated with the JP brand. 

 

  • Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass
  • Sterling designed leadpipe
  • 4 in-line rotary valves
  • Full 4/4 size standing at a height of 41.7” (106cm)
  • Bore of .768" (19.5mm)
  • Bell size of 17.7" (45cm)
  • Features carriage rings and a lyre box


All JP Instruments are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note this does not cover aesthetic or finish faults. For full terms & conditions visit the JP Musical Instruments website.

Supplied with

The JP379BB is supplied with a mouthpiece and comes with a lightweight case. The case includes hard wheels and an ergonomic pull strap and handle and features a large storage pocket for sheet music and small accessories. Internally, there are also several compartments for small accessories.

Specification

  • Model: JP379BB Sterling, JP379SBB Sterling
  • Key: BBb
  • Bell Size: High Grade Brass 450mm (17.7”)
  • Valves: 4 Rotary Valves
  • Bore: Large 19.5mm (0.768”)
  • Water Keys: 4
  • Body: High Grade Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (JP379BB Sterling), Silver Plate (JP379SBB Sterling)
Customer Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Honest review of an incredible horn

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    I've been playing this tuba with a PT-50 mp for about 1.5 years. It's a really great horn.The metal very thick- making it somewhat heavy, The up side to the thick metal is its great tone. It's also really durable. Intonation is good- aside from needing to pull first slide out a lot for Eb and D. That is to be expected, it IS a copy (or upgrade, rather) of a Meinl Weston 25. Valves are smooth as butter as long as they are maintained. Overall just really great. Lots of flexibility to be had- maybe a bit much if you're used to a small tuba where notes slot easily. Just a note.
    The case will fall apart fast, so beware of that. The handle will break, the carrying straps will tear off, and the hinges will fall out. Consider the cost of a new case in the next few years when purchasing this tuba.

  • JP379BB review by Elliott Milum

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    The JP379BB is a beautiful instrument designed after the manner of traditional German tubas, and is modeled to resemble the early meinl weston tuba models. The tuba offers players a unique sound experience that denotes the best of Europe’s designers. The tuba features a larger bore with 4 rotary valves built for excellent valve action and a superior sound output. The fact the tuba was modeled in line with German tradition, the sound quality it offers is truly outstanding. The tuba is well crafted to suit any playing. The tuba is extremely free blowing with a beautiful centered tone and fantastic intonation. This is another must buy for conservatoire students and professionals.

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