The JP179B is an exceptional compact tuba equipped with four front-facing valves, making it well-suited for wind bands, orchestras, and concert bands. Its unique feature of having a forward-facing valve action is less common in the UK compared to its popularity in America and on the Continent.
This tuba is not only suitable for beginners but also an excellent choice for more experienced players seeking a lightweight instrument, especially beneficial for participation in marching bands. The JP179B's versatility makes it an ideal option for various musical settings and player skill levels.
- Front action valves, meaning the tuba will fit in and blend well with the trombone section of any band/ensemble
- Lightweight, compact design for comfort. Despite its smaller form factor it still performs well in line with other much more expensive (and larger) models
- Fourth valve slightly lower to allow for the smaller little finger
- Thumb ring for comfort when holding the instrument both sat down and marching.
- Carriage rings for marching
- Rose Brass leadpipe for a more focused and warm tone
- Model: JP179B
- Key: Bb
- Bell Size: Yellow Brass 370mm (14 1/2")
- Valves: Piston 4
- Bore: Large 17.5-18.5mm (0.689-0.728")
- Waterkey: Lever 1
- Body: Yellow Brass
- Finish: Lacquer
- Mouthpiece: JP611
- Leadpipe: Rose Brass
The JP179B Tuba is supplied with an entry level John Packer JP611 4L Tuba Mouthpiece and a high quality hardcase case featuring wheels.
All JP instruments are covered by a 2 year warranty. For more details visit our Warranty Page.