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JP251SW Bb Trumpet
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JP251SW Bb Trumpet

The JP251SW Bb trumpet represents the perfect balance of high performance at an attractive price and has achieved a wide reputation across the UK and abroad for the value that it offers musicians. Used both in schools and on stage in professional shows (Seal 2009/10 European Tour & Jools Holand's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra), the JP251SW's versatility enables players at all levels access to a high performing instrument.

John Packer Ltd have worked closely with internationally renowned trumpet designers and manufacturers Smith Watkins and have worked personally with Dr Richard Smith to ensure that the JP251SW benefits from the prestige of Smith Watkins' instruments. An exclusive and specially designed Smith Watkins leadpipe was created for the JP251SW driving excellent articulation and sound projection. The JP251SW also features adjustable 1st and 3rd valve slides, monel valves and is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass enabling the instrument to achieve a highly attractive tone.

The JP251SW is supplied with a JP601 mouthpiece and lightweight case. The case includes YKK zips throughout and has comfortable backpack and shoulder straps and a large storage pocket on the outside of the case. The pocket is large enough to store A4 sheet music and small accessories.   
Models
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Lacquer)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Lacquer with rose brass bell)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Silver plate)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Silver plate with rose brass bell)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Satin)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Antique)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Frosted Gold)
JP251SW Bb Trumpet (Black Lacquer)
Key :
Bb
Bore :
Medium large bore (.459")
Bell :
High Grade 80:20 brass
Waterkeys :
2
Finishes :
Lacquer, Silver plate, Satin, Lacquer with rose brass bell, Silver plate with rose brass bell, Antique, Frosted Gold, Black Lacquer
Additional features :
Exclusive Smith-Watkins design leadpipe, Adjustable 1st and 3rd valve slides, monel valves, abalone pearl keys
Supplied with :
JP601 Mouthpiece, Hard case, Ultra-Pure maintenance kit
The JP251SW Bb trumpet represents the perfect balance of high performance at an attractive price and has achieved a wide reputation across the UK and abroad for the value that it offers musicians. Used both in schools and on stage in professional shows (Seal 2009/10 European Tour & Jools Holand's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra), the JP251SW's versatility enables players at all levels access to a high performing instrument.

John Packer Ltd have worked closely with internationally renowned trumpet designers and manufacturers Smith Watkins and have worked personally with Dr Richard Smith to ensure that the JP251SW benefits from the prestige of Smith Watkins' instruments. An exclusive and specially designed Smith Watkins leadpipe was created for the JP251SW driving excellent articulation and sound projection. The JP251SW also features adjustable 1st and 3rd valve slides, monel valves and is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass enabling the instrument to achieve a highly attractive tone.

The JP251SW is supplied with a JP601 mouthpiece, hard case and Ultra-pure maintenance kit.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty. Visit our Warranty Information page for full terms and conditions.
Jazzwise Magazine September 2014: Packers - JP251SW Trumpet
Jazzwise Magazine September 2014: Packers - JP251SW Trumpet
Category: Reviews
Posted: 27/08/2014 10:23
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Synopsis: Jazzwise Magazine recently reviewed the JP251SW Bb Trumpet finding it to be well crafted, solidly built and beautifully finished. Read their full review below.
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Niall McEwen. Head of Brass, Hull Music Service
    "I think this is without doubt the best trumpet John Packer have produced to date and as far as student trumpets go, it is one of the best I’ve played. With a small price tag, it seems to me to be good value for money and would be a suitable instrument to take pupils through from beginning, to a point at which they need to move onto a “pro” instrument."
  • Author: John Dickinson. Ex Principal Trumpet Halle Orchestra, Tutor at RNCM, ex Head of Brass at Chetham's School of Music
    "John packer have introduced their new trumpet the JP251 (SW). It is very well built with a lot of attention to detail, including a solid locking third valve key ring and great water key operation. The instrument is very free blowing due to the addition of the Smith-Watkins lead pipe and all the higher register is much easier to control. The intonation over the range is clear and the usual notes that are flat are easily adjustable and pose no problems as my students have found out! This is not a student trumpet. It is as good as many trumpets five times the price. This is a newcomer to the market and ideal for both the student who needs a good instrument to develop and the parents who will appreciate the great price. A real bargain for a quality instrument."
  • Author: Jazzwise Magazine September 2014: Packers - JP251SW Trumpet
    "As we have come to expect from the Packer stable, the 251SW is well crafted, solidly built and beautifully finished. The ‘one piece’ rose brass bell comes with a standard flare and bell ring, there are Monel valves and a specially designed leadpipe by Smith-Watkins specifically developed to maximise the performance of this particular horn. Fitting the supplied 5C mouthpiece, the 251SW is free blowing and those Monel valves are super smooth - it’s a breeze from the top right down to the bottom F sharp. And that purpose built leadpipe really does help. . . there’s an amazing degree of freedom, allowing the player to shape their sound, bend notes etc . . . Easily driven, the 251SW offers plenty of power and has a good dynamic range. The sound is bright, with a lot of depth and body and there is a lovely sweet, warm tonality - further accentuated when we fitted our own 3C. Shipped in a semi-rigid case that is a C21st update on the original rectangular model, it has a shaped styrofoam plush lined interior, a 3/4 zip, a full face zippered pouch pocket, a back harness stashed behind a velcroed storage flap and two top mounted ‘D’ rings carrying a shoulder strap. Oh yes - and we particularly liked the two shaped, rubber grab handles to the top and end panels. There’s really nothing that we didn’t like about this horn, and with a normal selling price of just £454, it’s easy to see why this little beauty is deservedly top of its class.
  • Author: Andy Hague - Director of Music For You Jazz Summer School, and external examiner for the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama
    "For starters, this instrument looks fantastic if you like the unlaquered or vintage appearance that has become popular amongst jazz players in recent years. It also has rather snazzy valve top inlays which an eleven-year-old pupil described as “cool,” so there you have it.

    "The playing characteristics of this instrument are outstanding, and as other reviewers have pointed out it does genuinely bear comparison with trumpets costing several times more. Overall I’ve found the intonation to be rather better than for the professional level instrument I’ve played for many years, requiring less lip and slide adjustment for those awkward notes. It feels comfortable and easy to play.

    "The JP 251SWA represents outstanding value for intermediate players, and is certainly worth considering up to professional level. Give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised."
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