John Packer JP379CC Sterling C Tuba
The John Packer JP379CC Sterling is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass and with a large 450mm (17″) bell, this model boasts a unique, warm and well-rounded tone perfect for a professional player predominantly using the instrument within an orchestral setting however can also be found within wind and concert bands. This pro-level model is a full 4/4 size standing at a height of 900mm (35.43″). The JP379CC has 5 valves (4 piston and 1 rotary) and a 19/20/20.5mm (0.74/0.78/0.80″) bore.
Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass and with a large 450mm (17″) bell, this model boasts a unique, warm and well-rounded tone. This pro-level model is a full 4/4 size standing at a height of 900mm (35.43″). The JP379CC has 5 valves (4 piston and 1 rotary) and a 19/20/20.5mm (0.74/0.78/0.80″) bore.
John Packer JP379CC Sterling Specifications:
- Model: JP379CC Sterling. JP379CCS Sterling
- Key: CC
- Bell Size: High Grade Brass 450mm (17″)
- Valves: 4 Piston
- Bore: Large 19/20/20.5mm (0.74/0.78/0.80″)
- Water Key: Lever 3
- Body: High Grade Brass
- Finish: Lacquer (JP379CC Sterling)
- Finish: Silver Plated (JP379CCS Sterling)
- Lyre Box: No
- Mouthpiece: Yes
- Leadpipe: Sterling Designed Short Leadpipe
- Instrument Weight: 11.8Kg (26lb 0oz)
- Weight with case: 25.7Kg (56lb 6oz)
- Box Dimensions: 127x65x81.5cm (50x26x32in)
- Boxed weight: 34.3Kg (75lb 6oz)
John Packer JP379CC Sterling Reviews:
JP379CC review by Elliott Milum
The JP379CC is a beautifully designed instrument, based on the traditional German tuba. The tuba features a 17” bell for outstanding resonance with 4 piston valves and a thumb activated rotary valve.
The intonation is immaculate in all registers of this instrument, extremely free blowing and so easy to play. The player can produce such a dark and rich sound from putting not a lot of effort in. After going through some excerpts, I found not only can this instrument produce a dark sound, but also a beautiful warm tone in the middle register and a sweet tone in the higher register.
I find myself not having a lot to write about. I’ll certainly be purchasing one over the next few weeks. This is certainly one of the best CC tubas I have ever played, and to top it off, its amazing value. I cannot recommend this tuba enough.
If you like this horn you should check out this one by O’Malley!
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