John Packer is a brand that has already accustomed us to high quality instruments for musicians of all levels and high demands for performance and reliability.
The JP133LR does not disappoint, with an enormous build quality and a full and mature sound, unusual in instruments of this range.
The John Packer JP133LR is a trombone with wide tubing sticks (13.8 mm or 0.547 "), made of brass, with a golden finish. The bell is made of pink copper, which gives it a distinct and consistent sound. These physical characteristics provide a resonance ideal to be played in conjunction with other metals, making yourself heard perfectly.
It is a solidly built and highly reliable instrument, recommended by Andy Berryman, principal trombone at the Halle Orchestra and professor of trombone at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England, who says he could use one at a concert that few would notice the difference .
Noteworthy, the precise and fast action of the valve that easily defines each note, with a stable sound quality on the entire scale, full sound thanks to its wider piping and an excellent projection transmitted by the pink bell. The John Packer JP133L is a trombone for advanced students or trombonists looking for a reliable and sound-quality instrument that can be performed in any situation.
The mechanics of the rod trombone are very particular: a plunger - the rod - slides over two tubes, changing the note, without interruptions between them, which allows the glissando effect, one of the special characteristics of this instrument. From the completely shrunk stick to the point where it is most distended, seven positions are possible, which correspond to seven notes at a halftone distance from each other.
John Packer's research and development has enabled the creation of a trombone that manages to have a balance between sound quality and robustness of construction. It is a very interesting choice for philharmonic or metal bands looking for an instrument with a high volume, resistant and with the guarantee of an excellent performance.
The JP133LR comes with a JP605 mouthpiece, made for musicians who are still developing their blowing technique, and which allows them to have a bright and attractive sound. It also comes with a case to carry the trombone and accessories with all the comfort and safety.
With over 40 years in the market, John Packer is the British brand of reference for wind instruments. Manufactured to a high standard of quality, all John Packer instruments have a 2-year warranty covering any construction defect.
- Bell: rose brass, 216 mm (8.5") of diameter
- Bore: large, 13.8 mm (0.547")
- Includes a lightweight case and accessories
- Warranty: 2 years, against manufacturing defects