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John Packer JP179B Bb Piston Tuba

Code: 102725

This tuba is a fantastic compact instrument with 4 front facing valves perfect for wind bands, orchestras and concert bands alike.

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Our price £2,512.23 exc. VAT

RRP: £3,536.08

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Suitable for

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. 

Our guide A guide to buying your first tuba will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a tuba.

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
  • Rose Brass leadpipe for a more focused and warm tone

Supplied with

The JP179B Tuba is supplied with an entry level John Packer JP611 4L Tuba Mouthpiece and a high quality lightweight case featuring wheels, YKK zips throughout and useful side storage pocket.


  • 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
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