Musical instruments - Rent to Own
Small form factor Eb tuba outfit for beginners and young students
At just 31” tall, the JP077 Eb tuba from John Packer is closer in size to a euphonium making it an ideal first instrument for young students. It performs as well as many larger and more expensive tubas and so would also suit an intermediate player looking for a lightweight model. JP instruments are very popular with schools and training bands owing to their renowned reliability and simple designs.
The entire tuba is made from strong yellow brass and finished with an attractive gold lacquer. Its bore gradually expands all the way along its length until eventually flaring into a compact 12 3/4” (324mm) bell with a bell ring. This reinforcing band, along with several other strong metal braces that hold the coiled tubing together, keep the tuba’s tone and intonation stable when it is played very loudly.
Like many starter models, the JP077 tuba does not have a compensating system. This means that its low pedal register is limited and intonation a little inaccurate in extreme ranges. However, this is unlikely to affect beginners, and the omission of the necessary extra tubing and valves makes the tuba lighter, easier to hold, and less complex. Overall tuning can still be adjusted by moving the main slide attached directly to the leadpipe.
Its three piston valves are designed to be as comfortable as possible for small hands to reach and have a smooth responsive action. These should be oiled regularly to keep them working at their best. A beginner level large cup mouthpiece is included which will help inexperienced tubists maintain a pleasant tone, especially when playing low notes, and each outfit is supplied in a semi hard case on wheels.
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