The JP379 Sterling BB Tuba represents John Packer Ltd's flagship 4 inline rotary valve BB Tuba. 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. Widely respected as one of the leading designers and manufacturers of brass instruments in the UK, Paul previously worked as a production manager at Boosey & Hawkes before creating Sterling brass in 1987. The JP379 BB Sterling Tuba incorporates an exclusively designed trademark Sterling leadpipe.
Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass, the JP379 features 4 inline rotary valves and is a full 4/4 size standing at a height of 41.7" (106cm). With a bore of .768" (19.5mm) and a bell size of 17.7" (45cm), the instrument also features carriage rings and a lyre box.
The JP379 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.
Manufactured to a high quality standard as is expected with all JP Instruments, The JP379 Sterling BB Tuba is guaranteed for 12 months against faulty manufacturing or materials and is fully tested prior to sale.