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JP077 Eb Mini 3 valve Tuba
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JP077 Eb Mini 3 valve Tuba

This small wrap 3 valve mini tuba at 31" high (about the same size as a euphonium) is specifically designed to enable smaller players to play with comfort. It has a 12 3/4" bell, 2 water keys and comes supplied with a JP611 mouthpiece and a lightweight case with wheels. This instrument has also been favoured by the more 'mature' player looking for a lightweight tuba as it makes a perfect marching companion.

The JP077 Eb Mini 3 valve tuba has undergone significant research and development in recent years with major improvements having been made to its design and resulting sound projection. Despite the instrument's compact size,  it competes very well in terms of its sound quality and free blowing nature. The perfect starter tuba for any player, the JP077 Eb tuba comes supplied with semi-hard case providing lightness and protection and featuring wheels and storage pocket. A JP611 Mouthpiece is included as standard.   
JP077 Eb Mini 3 valve Tuba (lacquer)
JP077 Eb Mini 3 valve Tuba (Silver plate)
Key :
Body :
31" high
Bell :
12 3/4” Yellow Brass Bell
Valves :
3 Piston Valves
Waterkeys :
Finishes :
Lacquer or Silver Plate
Supplied with :
JP611 Mouthpiece & lightweight case

The JP077 Eb Tuba and '0' series as a whole aims to provide well-constructed entry level student instruments at an attractive price/performance balance. This instrument clearly has a place in the education system and with training bands and works well not only as a student model but also for the more ‘mature’ player looking for a lightweight tuba. Its performance is comparable with that of many more expensive mini tubas.

At only 31" high, the JP077 is surprisingly small for a tuba being easily comparable to a euphonium in size, however despite its smaller form factor it still performs well in line with other much more expensive (and larger) models. With a compact 12 3/4" bell, 2 water keys and reinforced bell ring, the instrument boasts all the expected components that one would expect from larger models.

Having been reviewed by some of the most renowned players in the industry, the instrument has been described as "pleasantly responsive", "solidly built" and as having an "excellent" finish. For full reviews see the reviews tab below. 

The JP077 Eb Tuba is supplied with an entry level JP611 mouthpiece and high quality lightweight case featuring wheels, YKK zips throughout and useful side storage pocket.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty. Visit our Warranty Information page for full terms and conditions.

Customer Reviews

  • Author: Ewan Easton - Tuba - Halle Orchestra
    “The finish is excellent throughout the range and there is a very well planned and executed progression in quality and responsiveness from entry to professional level.” Grenville Moore from John Packer Ltd met up with Ewan Easton from the Halle to review the JP077 MkII Tuba Eb. The JP077 mini Eb Tuba is the entry level and designed with the young player in mind. Ewan commented that “The instrument feels solid and should last. Having said that it is not too heavy.” The JP077 represents what Ewan described as a “superb introduction to the Tuba family and fantastic value for money.” Ewan added that the instrument was also pleasingly responsive at the extremes of dynamic range."
  • Author: Wilfred Driscoll - Tuba - Freelance musician with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    “This instrument has three valves, and have the tuning slide in the leadpipe for ease of use. The instrument feels solidly built with plenty of protection to avoid dents in the vital areas and a good thickness of brass. The sound it produces was a lot bigger than you would expect from an instrument of its size and it was very easy to play in all ranges. The JP077 is well designed for smaller players, with the distances between the hand-hold and the valves close enough for small hands, and, while it is well built, it is still light enough for children to handle, making it a good choice for schools and music services. It comes with a mouthpiece that is a little bigger than the average beginner mouthpiece. I think this is a great idea as it opens out the sound and makes the lower range better, as well as keeping the number of mouthpiece changes necessary as the player progresses to a minimum. The JP077 comes in a semi-hard case – providing lightness and protection – while the wheels and storage pockets are very handy too.”
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