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John Packer JP161 Kinder Single Bb French Horn

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Regular Price: $699.00
On Sale For: $599.00

The JP161 single Bb French horn is a small wrap instrument that allows younger children to get started on the horn before graduating to a single F or double Bb/F horn as they develop. It's also a nice choice for trumpet players who want a different tone colour Bb instrument.
The JP161 has been carefully designed as a small wrap to make it ideal for children to hold and with the addition of the adjustable finger ring and ducks foot which can be adjusted to fit even the smallest of hands. Features a rose brass leadpipe, resistant to corrosion and a mecahnical key linkage system.
  • Key: Bb
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass Fixed Bell 277.50mm (10.92")
  • Valves: Rotary 3
  • Bore: 12.50mm (0.492")
  • Waterkey: Lever 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Mouthpiece: JP612
  • Leadpipe: Rose Brass
  • Instrument Weight: 1.8Kg (3lb 15oz)
  • Weight with case: 3.6Kg (7lb 15oz)

    Model: JP161
    Manufacturer: John Packer
  • SKU:  ae00-1515^JP161
    Manufacturer Part #:  JP161

    Customer Reviews

    (5.00)stars out of 5
    # of Ratings: 1
    1. on 5/17/2022, said:
    5 stars out of 5
    I love this smaller french horn! It's not trebly like other smaller horns I've tried. This one has a true horn sound and when I first started using it I overshot my notes because they are so much easier to achieve on this horn. It's quiet (no clicking) which I appreciate so much, and the best part is that it fits me! Breath control seems much more sustainable on this horn as well. The extra attention to detail is fabulous (like a spit valve!). The only issue I have with this horn is that if I miss a day of playing it, when I come back to it, one or more of the keys are stuck. I do oil regularly. Still have a sticky key issue after not playing for 24 hours. Once unstuck from sitting they do not seize when playing - never that - just when it has sat for a while. Overall, I LOVE using this horn - it has become my very definite "go-to" instrument!
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