Brass


Trumpets

Our trumpet range includes a wide variety of instruments suitable for all levels of player. The range includes not only the conventional Bb model, but also a number of harmony instruments (Bb/A, C, D/Eb trumpets) as well as some specialist items including post horns, bugles, pocket trumpets and slide trumpets.

Widely regarded as one of the main stays of trumpet tuition within the UK education system, the JP051 Bb trumpet is highly popular with first time players and those looking for an entry level instrument. For musicians wanting a higher specification Bb trumpet, the JP251SW Bb Trumpet and JP351SW Lightweight Bb Trumpet both benefit from our special collaboration with Dr Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins (see the JP Smith-Watkins page for further information)

All JP trumpets are supplied with a mouthpiece and lightweight case with many models being available in a range of finishes.

Harmony Trumpets

For established players looking to increase their instrument collection, our range of harmony trumpets include the JP152 (a medium large bore C trumpet with rose brass leadpipe), the JP154 (a Bb/A piccolo trumpet supplied with 4 interchangeable trumpet shank leadpipes) and the JP257SW (A medium bore, JP Smith-Watkins D/Eb trumpet)

All JP trumpets are supplied with a mouthpiece and lightweight case with many models being available in a range of finishes.

Cornets

Our range of cornets include a variety of Bb models suitable for all levels of player as well as an Eb soprano model for those involved in the brass band community.

The JP071 to JP371SW range of Bb cornets includes four standards of specification to equip first time players as well as professionals with a suitable instrument that will enable them to reach their potential. The JP071 Bb Cornet features a rose brass leadpipe and mobile 1st & rd valve slides and is perfect for getting new learners off the mark and progressing quickly. The remaining models in the series (JP171SW, JP271SW & JP371SW) all benefit from Smith-Watkins components and have been developed in partnership with Dr Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins (see the JP Smith-Watkins page for further information). All JP Smith-Watkins cornets include an unique Smith-Watkins design leadpipe.

The JP176 Eb Soprano Cornet is a well built and free blowing Eb soprano cornet featuring 2 triggers and top sprung monel valves.

All JP cornets are supplied with a mouthpiece and lightweight case with many models being available in a range of finishes.

French Horns

The JP range of French Horns includes a selection of single, compensating and double instruments aimed at providing maximum choice to players. We understand that there are varying opinions about the best configuration of French Horn to use for learning and progression, and as a result have developed a wide range suitable for any approach.

The JP161 is a single Bb French Horn with a small wrap design, ideal for players with smaller hands. This instrument also features adjustable ‘duck’s feet’ which help support younger players who may struggle with a heavier instrument. The JP161 is recommended by Ian Smith of the Royal Ballet Symphonia who described it as “the best student instrument I have tried by a long way.”. The JP162 F French Horn and JP163 Bb/F French Horn are both similar in terms of specification to the JP161, however the JP162 F French Horn plays in the key of F (rather than Bb) and the JP163 Bb/F French Horn features a compensating system enabling it to play in both Bb and F.

The remaining JP Rath models have been developed alongside Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. See the JP Rath collaborations page for further information about our partnership.

The JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn is available in both a fixed bell and detachable bell version (JP261D RATH) and is configured in a full double layout. This enables players access to the full Bb & F tuning scales.The JP261 & JP261D RATH feature an exclusive Rath design leadpipe and adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever. Both models are created using high grade 80:20 brass and are supplied with a JP Mouthpiece and lightweight case.

The JP263 RATH Bb/F French Horn is a fully compensating model featuring Rath leadpipe and adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever. Chris Morley (French Horn in Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) described the JP263 RATH as “well balanced and light which is ideal for the younger player. The valves are particularly good; the mechanical action is precise giving a very positive feel. The intonation is secure in all registers making the notes straightforward to slot into place.”

Flugel Horns

The JP range includes just one model of Flugel Horn, the JP175 Bb Flugel Horn.

The JP175 Bb Flugel Horn is a durable instrument attractively styled with a rose brass leadpipe. The instrument includes a 3rd valve trigger, a feature usually reserved for instrument many times its price.

Available in a four finishes, the JP175 Bb Flugel Horn is supplied with a lightweight case and JP604 mouthpiece.

Baritone Horns

The JP range of baritone horns include three models aimed at providing a suitable instrument for all levels of player.

The JP173 MKII Bb Baritone Horn is a robust and durable student level instrument that has been the choice of many schools, colleges and learning education authorities for many years.

The JP273 Bb Baritone Horn features a fully compensating system improving the instrument’s tuning capabilities and have been described as having “exceptional tonal qualities”. It is said to play “better than models ten times the price”

The JP373 Sterling Bb Baritone Horn has been specially developed in collaboration with Paul Riggett of Sterling Musical Instruments. See the JP Sterling collaborations page for further information about our partnership. The JP373 is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes a Dennis Wick mouthpiece.

All JP Baritone Horns includes a mouthpiece (JP for JP173 & JP273, DW for JP373) and case (lightweight case for JP173 & JP273 and hard case for JP373) and are available in a choice of lacquer or silver plate.

Tenor Horns

The JP Range of Tenor Horns includes four models aimed at providing a suitable instrument for all levels of players.

The JP072 Eb Tenor Horn is the perfect starter instrument and is very popular within the UK education sector. The instrument features top sprung nickel valves and a lyre box.

The JP172 MKIV Eb Tenor Horn comes recommended by Mark Armstrong (formerly of Grimethorpe, Fodens and Black Dyke Band) who describes it as having a “great feel that promotes reassurance and stability throughout.”Although a widely similar specification to the JP072, the sound of JP172 benefits from certain technical adjustments ensuring a slightly warmer sound.

The JP272 Eb Tenor Horn marks several significant changes to the two lower specification models with full construction from high grade 80:20 brass and a one piece bell delivering a high level of performance. Martin Armstrong describes it as “A professional standard instrument with an extremely economical price tag.”

Finally the JP372 Sterling Eb Tenor Horn represents the flagship JP Tenor Horn which benefits from the input and direction of Paul Riggett of Sterling Musical Instruments. See the JP Sterling collaborations page for further information about our partnership. The JP373 features an exclusive Sterling design leadpipe, hand spun bell and stainless steel valves.

All JP Tenor Horns are supplied with a mouthpiece and case with many available in a choice of finishes.

Euphonium

The JP range of euphoniums include four models aimed at providing a suitable instrument for all levels of player.

The JP074 Bb Euphonium is a high quality Bb student euphonium with an open wrap design and thumb hook to support players with smaller hands. It features a rose brass leadpipe and 3 piston valves. This instrument has been recommended by Glynn Williams (Principal euphonium in Foden’s Band).

The JP174 and JP174IL are durable non-compensating Bb student euphoniums with 3+1 bottom sprung valves and 11″ bell. The JP174IL mounts all valves inline rather than the 3+1 system as is common in the UK.

The JP274 MkII Bb Euphonium features a fully compensating system, rose brass leadpipe and 11″ bell. It has been positively received in the UK brass band community with a review from Kate Williams (Desford Colliery Band) who described it as having a”very ‘centred’ feel when blowing across the full range and responds with ease in all registers.”

Finally the JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium represents the flagship JP Euphonium which has benefited from the input and direction of Paul Riggett of Sterling Musical Instruments. See the JP Sterling collaborations page for further information about our partnership. The JP374 Sterling features an exclusive Sterling design leadpipe, fully compensating system and is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout.

All JP Euphoniums are supplied with a case and mouthpiece and many models are available in a selection of finishes.

Trombone

The JP range of trombones features a wide range of Bb tenor, Bb/F tenor bass and Eb alto models. With a variety of bore sizes available and instrument at all playing levels, our range enables players to easily choose the instrument best suited for them.

The JP range of tenor trombones includes a wide range of instruments from student level starter trombones such as the JP031, JP131 and JP132 all the way through to the JP331 RATH and JP332 RATH which are able to complete at the highest levels. The higher specification instruments tend to benefit from high grade 80:20 brass construction and a larger bore. The Rath models also benefit from an exclusive Michael Rath design leadpipe and design. See the JP Rath collaborations page for further information about our partnership.

Two bass trombones are also available, the JP232 Bb/F Bass Trombone featuring 2 independent rotor valves, D slide and 9.5″ bell and the JP233 RATH Bb/F single valve bass trombone. The JP233 RATH features a .562″ bore, single rotor valve and is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass.

A JP Rath and JP model of alto trombone finish off the range. The JP136 Eb Alto Trombone is a lightweight and versatile instrument that has surprised the UK education system and semi pro market with its performance and durability. It features a .481″ bore, 7″ bell and is constructed from yellow brass throughout. The JP236 RATH has been credited as being a “quality instrument” and was described by Jo Hirst (Principal trombone for Tongwynlais Temperance) as having a “positive sound quality, which is consistent across all registers, particularly the low registers that have a tendency to be quirky on many alto trombones.”. It features an exclusive Michael Rath Design leadpipe, lightweight construction and 7″ bell.

All JP trombones are supplied with a mouthpiece and lightweight case with many models available in a range of finishes.

Tubas Piston

The JP range of Tubas and Basses include several lines addressing both Eb and Bb keys. A number of models are available in both in order to provide the correct level of instrument to all players.

There are three standards of specification within the Eb line of tubas, the JP077, JP277 and JP377 Sterling. The JP077 is a mini 3 valve Eb tuba with a 12.75″ bell. At a similar size to a euphonium, the JP077 is perfect for younger players who would struggle with the full size and weight of a full size tuba. At the other end of the scale is the The JP377 Sterling , JP’s flagship EEb tuba which has benefitted from the input and oversight of Paul Riggett of Sterling Musical Instruments. See the JP Sterling collaborations page for further information about our partnership. The JP377 Sterling EEb Tuba features an exclusive Sterling design leadpipe, fully compensating system and is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout.

The Bb line of tubas also includes three models spanning entry level to professional standard, the JP078, JP278 and JP378 Sterling. These models match the level of specification of their Eb equivalents.

Tubas Rotary

The JP range of tubas also include a number of rotary valve models that again have been developed in partnership with Sterling Musical Instruments. The three variants of the JP379 Sterling all feature exclusive Sterling design leadpipe, carriage rings and are constructed from high grade 80:20 brass. The JP379 Sterling is available in a B, BB and FF model.

All JP tubas are supplied with a mouthpiece and case with many models available in a range of finishes.

New Marching Brass

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Miscellaneous

Check out the JP range of miscellaneous brass instruments.