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John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby bloke » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:57 pm

a really great kid, and supportive parents.

Thanks ~so~ much for choosing John Packer.

This is the 11" bell and less-costly compensating version... a great instrument... very reminiscent of the classic "Besson" and B&H "Imperial" euphoniums.

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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:28 pm

She's so happy, (and so spoiled)

Thanks for the great deal Joe, we went back and forth between that horn and the jinbao, but the tone of this one was so much warmer and rich, we upped our budget
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Stryk » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:37 pm

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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:07 pm

Here's something interesting. After getting a PM from another tubenet member who just bought one of these, I measured the bell. 11.8 inches, which is far enough larger than 11 that I wonder why they list them as a flat 11?

I don't care one way or the other, I still love the horn, but it is interesting that the bell is larger than listed
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby bloke » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm wondering if there has been an unadvertised change in the 274.

me...?? I don't hear much difference between bells spun on (basically) the same mandrels with a-little-more or a-little-less pancake past the actual end of the expansion.

ex: They put some additional pancake on the Meinl-Weston 5450 bell a few years ago... I'm not the least interested in swapping bells.
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:21 pm

I just thought it was interesting. Not complaining at all.

Makes we wonder what the actual measurement is on the 374s, because by sight, it seemed like a larger bell
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby MusicSmiths » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:18 pm

It's 12.25" on my 374T
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Tubaryan12 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:38 pm

58mark wrote:I just thought it was interesting. Not complaining at all.

Makes we wonder what the actual measurement is on the 374s, because by sight, it seemed like a larger bell


What he said.

There were 2 horns I liked at the army workshop: the XO and the Eastman. I was trying to stay below $2000 so neither horn was in my range. I was going to save up a bit for the Eastman until "58Mark" purchased a John Packer JP274 for his daughter and I read about the instrument in a post Joe started in 2015:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=64584&hilit=274

I bought one, and it is as good as the Eastman, IMHO, at less than half the price (retail).
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby bloke » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:39 am

They keep changing things up a little bit here and there, and I don't keep up with every change. They've been moving some models up to molded cases, and I can't ever keep track of which ones for which they've upgraded the cases, and which ones they have not… just another example.

The bell diameter thing… probably a similar situation. :oops:
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby the elephant » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:30 am

58mark wrote:Here's something interesting. After getting a PM from another tubenet member who just bought one of these, I measured the bell. 11.8 inches, which is far enough larger than 11 that I wonder why they list them as a flat 11?

I don't care one way or the other, I still love the horn, but it is interesting that the bell is larger than listed


This is the FREE JP bonus material all the kids are raving about, Mark. :lol:

I would not mind having one of these horns. I need to do some saving up, I guess...
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Re: John Packer JP274S euphonium

Postby Tubaryan12 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:23 am

bloke wrote:..... They've been moving some models up to molded cases, .....


If these cases are anything like the Eastman cases, I may have to get one. The Eastman case I saw had wheels on it like spinner luggage. The little girl I saw leaving with it seemed to have no problem pushing it around.
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