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Postby bloke » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm

yup.

very good...

affordable...

c. half the cost of Taiwanese...

YET, with JP durability...

compare to King...

ABS case (& shipping) included...

HIGH RESOLUTION PICTURES:
:arrow: https://i.imgur.com/hnML2AE.jpg
:arrow: https://i.imgur.com/5QVEwOL.jpg
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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby Ace » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:23 pm

Do they have a four-valve Sousa?

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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 pm

Ace wrote:Do they have a four-valve Sousa?

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thankfully, NO.
Schools would buy them, if they did. :roll:

four-valve sousaphones in schools:
considerable extra weight/exposed small tubing/several additional small and delicate braces/much more damage - some of which would - necessarily - be difficult to access

When the instrument was in development, I strongly encouraged Rob (begged him) to ~not~ offer 4-valve sousaphones. So far, he's heeded my advice and wishes.

again, (as expressed in another post) the JP business model is...
~ a concise and very high quality line of musical instruments which appeals to the widest spectrum of consumers ~

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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby Kirley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:13 am

How's the intonation?
Do they have upper 1st valve slides?
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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby Three Valves » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 am

Fiberglass??

And how about accessories like a drink holder and umbrella??
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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby bloke » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 pm

Kirley wrote:How's the intonation?


Compare to King.

Kirley wrote:Do they have upper 1st valve slides?



Nope. The linked picture above, again (though taken from a phone camera), really is high resolution.

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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby iiipopes » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:46 am

Kirley wrote:How's the intonation?
Do they have upper 1st valve slides?

The "King-style" 1st valve loop is not as amenable to an upper movable slide as is the "Conn-Style."
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Re: John Packer sousaphones

Postby bloke » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:48 pm

For those already familiar with John Packer quality,
a possible choice could be

ONE of these: http://www.samash.com/jupiter-594s-bbb-sousaphone-silver-plate-j594sxxxx
:roll:
~ or ~

TWO John Packer sousaphones. :shock: 8)

...and which one, would you guess, would offer FEWER
- torn-up necks
- torn-up neck receivers
- broken brace flanges
- messed-up bell screw flanges
- stuck valves
- failed neck receiver braces
- twisted lower mouthpipe tubes

eh...? :|
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