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JP161 Bb French Horn
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JP161 Bb French Horn

The JP161 is a small wrap single Bb French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP161 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable ducks feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The JP161 has been well regarded in the industry and comes recommended by Ian Smith of the Royal Ballet Symphonia who described it as "the best student instrument I have tried by a long way.". He went on to say "it is solidly built and seems very robust". The JP161 Bb French Horn represents a fantastic offering for those looking to start their musical journey on a single Bb horn.

The JP161 Bb French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap Bb design. The instrument also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage, neoprene valve bumpers and an adjustable ducks foot / finger ring. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument's performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.
  
Models
JP161 Bb French Horn (Lacquer)
Key :
Bb
Bell :
Yellow brass
Valves :
Mechanical (ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes :
Lacquer
Additional features :
Small wrap design, Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable ducks foot / finger ring
Supplied with :
JP612 Mouthpiece, Lightweight case
The JP161 is a small wrap single Bb French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP161 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable ducks feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The JP161 has been well regarded in the industry and comes recommended by Ian Smith of the Royal Ballet Symphonia who described it as "the best student instrument I have tried by a long way.". He went on to say "it is solidly built and seems very robust". The JP161 Bb French Horn represents a fantastic offering for those looking to start their musical journey on a single Bb horn.

The JP161 Bb French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap Bb design. The instrument also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage, neoprene valve bumpers and an adjustable ducks foot / finger ring. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument's performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.

The JP161 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard as well as backpack strap fittings.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty. Visit our Warranty Information page for full terms and conditions.
Lindsay Stoker (RNCM) reviews new JP161 & JP162 French Horns
Lindsay Stoker (RNCM) reviews new JP161 & JP162 French Horns
Category: Reviews
Posted: 16/04/2014 15:44
Views: 1521
Synopsis: Lindsey Stoker is Senior Horn Tutor and Co-ordinator for Young Horns at the RNCM, has played principal horn with BBC Philharmonic, RLPO, BBC Concert orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra,RTE and Birmingham Royal Ballet and has also worked with Opera North, CBSO, BBC NOW, and Scottish Opera.
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Ian Smith – Royal Ballet Symphonia
    “The JP161 is the best student instrument I have tried by a long way. For a young horn player there are many good things about it, not least the case.

    The instrument is made in China. Many of you might switch off at this point having come across Chinese instruments in the past. But it would be a mistake to tar this horn with the same brush, as I was impressed with the very high quality - it is solidly built and seems very robust The handgrip is well thought out, incorporating both a finger hook and a ducks foot, which can be adjusted to suit any size of hand (even mine).

    Unlike most student models where third valve slides can be broken easily, all the slides are well thought out to avoid unnecessary damage. It has a rose brass leadpipe and is lacquer finished. With regard to playing, it has excellent response throughout the range, plays pretty well in tune and the valve action is very precise.

    There are two schools of thought on starting beginners on the French Horn, one is that it is better to start players off on the F horn as this cultivates the best horn sound. The other thinks it is better to start beginners on the B flat horn, as pitching is easier, thus enabling a pupil to make quicker progress. This instrument is pitched in B flat and has been specifically designed to have a small wrap making it easier to hold and therefore particularly suitable for young players.
  • Author: Lindsey Stoker - Senior Horn Tutor and Co-ordinator for Young Horns at the RNCM
    "Having been impressed with the original JP161 and JP162 I was keen to try out the new versions which have had a total redesign. They did not disappoint… the build feels even more solid, valves are good and not prone to stick if not used (a problem with many beginner instruments). The newly designed ducks foot and adjustable finger hook are a much better design, making it easy to find a comfortable hand position to suit any size hand. They also stay fixed on the instrument rather than having to be removed to fit in the case.

    The instruments themselves blow very freely with a clear resonant sound. They are capable of producing a lovely even sound across the range. The high and low registers are both much improved on this new model.

    If you thought the original instruments were good these are even better and for such an incredible price! They even come with a respectable lightweight backpack-style case which has reflector strips on it.

    Either the JP161/JP162 would make an excellent choice for any beginner."
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