The JP377 Sterling is suitable for professional players who are looking for an instrument made to the highest standard, that is easy blowing and has clear and perfect intonation. The JP377 Sterling will fit in nicely in any musical set up, from sitting at the back of a top section brass band, large orchestral work, or small ensemble chamber music.
The JP377 Sterling is constructed from high grade brass (80:20) ensuring the instrument is both durable whilst improving sound quality. The large 19" bell also helps contribute towards an improved sound quality and increased acoustic projection. The instrument features a carefully configured fully compensating system ensuring that accurate tuning and and alternate fingering is possible.
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 John Packer range of tubas. “99% of players could not out perform this instrument.” Ewan praised the build quality, high quality valves with a good hand position, the responsiveness, and the pedal range. “Everything works on this instrument. It has a full range with a singing quality. The notes are easy to centre, it’s easy to play. The effective compensating system aids excellent tuning.
The quality finish and setup of the new JP377 Sterling EEb tuba is second to none. The sound is big and round and intonation is easily controlled at all dynamics and in all registers. The valves are great - well machined, and with a quick action. The Tuba blends nicely in both the lighter and heavier orchestral repertoire. When playing with the Woolston team, the Sterling EEb Tuba blends smoothly and easily produces the solid platform required by the band
The JP377, a solid instrument featuring a large bore and bell that produces a dark, big sound with ease. The tuba is designed with a bore measuring 681”, which is excellent in providing quick response and a great level of intonation. The bell measures at 19 inches for outstanding projection and resonance.
This tuba has a very well focused tone and intonation that can match many of it’s German competitors. An extremely versatile instrument, this tuba can fit in just about any ensemble, as well as performing a concerto in front of any large ensemble. A great buy for students and young professionals.
The JP377 Sterling comes supplied with a mouthpiece, an Ultra-Pure Maintenance pack and a hard moulded plastic case with wheels. These impact tested hard cases ensure your precious instrument is kept safe whilst providing ease of mobility with hard wheels and an ergonomically placed handle.
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