John Packer JP379BB Sterling BBb Tuba

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JP379BB Sterling Tuba Lacquer CUTOUT




John Packer JP379BB Sterling BBb Tuba

Code: 102313,102420

The JP379BB is a fantastic quality instrument suitable for pro players who are looking for a large bore Contrabass tuba to play in orchestras. The tuba would also fit in well in concert bands and wind bands if the tuba part was for a larger instrument. Created in collaboration with Paul Riggett of Sterling Brass, the JP379 represents a fusion of professional level Sterling components and design with the affordability and durability normally associated with the JP brand.   

Unique benefits

Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass, the JP379BB features 4 in-line rotary valves and is a full 4/4 size standing at a height of 1060mm (41.7") . With a bore of  19.5mm (.768") and a bell size of 450mm (17.7"), the instrument also features carriage rings and a lyre box.

Product benefits


  • Model: JP379BB Sterling, JP379BBS Sterling
  • Key: Bb
  • Bell Size: High Grade Brass 450mm (17.7")
  • Valves: Rotary 4
  • Bore: Large 19.5mm (0.768")
  • Water Key: Lever 1
  • Body: High Grade Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (JP379BB Sterling)
  • Finish: Silver Plated (JP379BBS Sterling)
  • Lyre Box: Yes
  • Mouthpiece: Yes
  • Leadpipe: Sterling designed
  • Instrument Weight: 12.1Kg (26lb 7oz)
  • Weight with case: 24.0Kg (53lb)
  • Box Dimensions: 129x61x80cm (51x24x32in)
  • Boxed weight: 36.4Kg (80lb 2oz)


JP379BB review by Elliott Milum

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The JP379BB is a beautiful instrument designed after the manner of traditional German tubas, and is modeled to resemble the early meinl weston tuba models. The tuba offers players a unique sound experience that denotes the best of Europe’s designers. The tuba features a larger bore with 4 rotary valves built for excellent valve action and a superior sound output. The fact the tuba was modeled in line with German tradition, the sound quality it offers is truly outstanding. The tuba is well crafted to suit any playing. The tuba is extremely free blowing with a beautiful centered tone and fantastic intonation. This is another must buy for conservatoire students and professionals.

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Supplied with

The JP379BB is supplied with a mouthpiece and comes with a lightweight case. The case includes hard wheels and an ergonomic pull strap and handle and features a large storage pocket for sheet music and small accessories. Internally, there are also several compartments for small accessories.

Product supplied