The JP379BB is a fantastic quality instrument suitable for pro players who are 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. 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, the JP379BB features 4 in-line rotary valves and is a full 4/4 size standing at a height of 1060mm (41.7") . With a bore of 19.5mm (.768") and a bell size of 450mm (17.7"), the instrument also features carriage rings and a lyre box.
John Packer JP379BB Sterling BBb Tuba Specification:
Model: JP379BB Sterling, JP379BBS Sterling
Bell Size: High Grade Brass 450mm (17.7")
Valves: Rotary 4
Bore: Large 19.5mm (0.768")
Water Key: Lever 1
Body: High Grade Brass
Finish: Lacquer (JP379BB Sterling)
Finish: Silver Plated (JP379BBS Sterling)
Lyre Box: Yes
Leadpipe: Sterling designed
Instrument Weight: 12.1Kg (26lb 7oz)
Weight with case: 24.0Kg (53lb)
Box Dimensions: 129x61x80cm (51x24x32in)
Boxed weight: 36.4Kg (80lb 2oz)
John Packer JP379BB Sterling BBb Tuba Reviews:
JP379BB review by Elliott Milum
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 Europes 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.
Elliott Milum, Principal Tuba (British Army)-24.05.18