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Postby bloke » Tue May 29, 2018 9:01 am

jstrother123 wrote:For years I have played one of Dan Schultz's Marzans and loved it. I am now having too many neck issues to be able to continue with this horn, so I am looking for suggestions for a lighter/smaller horn. I am aware of the Yamaha YBB-103 and on the lookout for one, but I have also come across the Wessex Mighty Midget which looks interesting. Anyone ever use one or can recommend another smaller horn? Thanks.




BBb tuba with a 3/4-size body (NOT "tiny", NOT "toy", NOT "mini-tuba") and a full-size 4-valve front-action piston valveset. (same-as-King to bigger-than-King: .689" - .728")
Similar-to but different-than a Yamaha YBB-621, and (though high quality) far less expensive

John Packer JP179

:arrow: My confidential (as it is below-M.A.P.) pricing includes a hard case and shipping to your doorstep. (Pricing is in the $2XXX range, staying well away from the $3XXX range.)


INFO/SPECS:
https://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com/prod/john-packer-jp179b-tuba

ONLINE DEMO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6kHMhFUPCU

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>>> To make this even lighter to carry around, consider purchasing a bag from one of the many places that sells them. The bags that fit 3/4-size tubas are not uncommon.
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Re: "jstrother123: small tuba recommendations"

Postby bloke » Thu May 31, 2018 1:06 pm

The model JP179 tuba (tuba only) weights about 16 lbs.
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