John Packer JP278 BBb Tuba
The John Packer JP278 BBb Tuba tuba is an ideal instrument for an intermediate player all the way up to a pro player looking for a top quality instrument for a fraction of the price of the top level instruments. Featuring the build quality and components usually found on more expensive instruments, the JP278 represents the perfect balance between performance and affordability.
The JP278 BBb Tuba is JP’s highly regarded intermediate level BBb compensating tuba. Featuring the build quality and components usually found on more expensive instruments, the JP278 represents the perfect balance between performance and affordability.
- Model: JP278, JP278S
- Key: BBb
- Bell Size: High Grade Brass 490mm (19.29″)
- Valves: Piston 4
- Bore: Large 18.54 mm (.730″)
- Water Key: Lever 4
- Body: Brass
- Finish: Lacquer (JP278)
- Finish: Silver Plated (JP278S)
- Lyre Box: Yes
- Mouthpiece: Yes
- Instrument Weight: 12.06kg (26lb 6oz)
- Weight with case: 22.92Kg (50lb 5oz)
- Box Dimensions: 114x64x80cm (45x25x32in)
- Boxed weight: 31.3Kg (69lb 0oz)
The JP278 BBb Tuba comes supplied with a JP mouthpiece and lightweight case with wheels. Featuring hard wearing YKK zips throughout, the supplied case has a robust but ergonomic design with external wheels and strap for mobility. The case also includes a large external storage pocket suitable for sheet music or small accessories and also a mouthpiece holder inside.
Why go elsewhere?
We bought one of these for our son when he ended his association with a music group and the one he was borrowing needed to be returned. He’s had it now for 9 months and is absolutely bowled over with it. He says it’s easy to play, the valves are responsive, the tone is fantastic and people who hear it say it sounds really rounded. I know nothing so don’t ask me, but it does sound damn good! Great customer service from Steve, he’ll see you right. Don’t look any further – this is great.
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For more information please see the manufactures website.