Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone

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4.6

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Free-blowing, great sounding, and durable!

Designed for the advancing low brass player, Jean Baptiste’s Sousaphone features a small .630 bore, creating a responsive, free-blowing instrument that allows young players to play this powerful low brass instrument with little resistance or effort. Its massive 26-inch yellow brass bell creates a rich vibrant tone that can be heard across the marching field with ease. The nickel silver valves and tuning slides ensure that these sensitive parts of the sousaphone can withstand the rigorous conditions of the marching field. Comes with a rugged, wheeled, hard shell case and a 24AW mouthpiece ideal for beginning tuba or sousaphone players.

Features:
  • Key of BBb
  • Lacquer Finish
  • Yellow Brass body, leadpipe
  • Nickel silver tuning slides, valves
  • 26-inch Yellow brass bell
  • .630-inch bore
  • Includes case and mouthpiece

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Things You Will Get:

  • Sousaphone
  • Mouthpiece
  • Deluxe Case
Other Features Great for Marching
Key of BBb
Yellow brass body, Nickel silver tuning slides, leadpipe
Model JBSOUSAL1

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Jean BaptisteJBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (10)
  • Warm tone (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Quality craftsmanship (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School bands (9)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Accompaniment (4)
    • Symphonies (4)
    • Jazz clubs (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (7), Experienced (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Jean Baptiste!

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

      Jean Baptiste has been at the top of the game when it comes to brass instruments for years and this Sousaphone is no exception! With a 26" yellow brass bell, lacquer finish, yellow brass body, .630-inch bore, Nickel silver tuning slides and valves, and even comes with the mouth piece and the case! Check one out at Sam Ash today!

       
      4.0

      Perfect student sousaphone!

      By 

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Marching Band
        • Parades
        • School Bands

        Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

        As a tuba player and former teacher, this horn is a win-win for any middle school or high school marching band. For many reasons:

        #1: You can't find a NEW, quality, BRASS sousaphone for this price. This isn't a cheap fiberglass sousaphone, this is the real deal.

        #2: Comes with a hard shell case, mouthpiece, and all the accessories. With most new sousaphones all of this is a separate cost.

        #3: It is relatively light weight and easy to maneuver and play with either in a parade or for a marching band halftime show.

        The horn is responsive in all registers and easy to tune and play. No issues with balance and it sits comfortably on your shoulder.

        This is a hands-on staff review from Rich @ Sam Ash Las Vegas.

         
        5.0

        One Awesme Instrument!

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Marching Band
          • School Bands

          Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

          This is a FANTASTIC instrument perfect for anyone with an interest in lower registers of music. This sousaphone creates the perfect foundation of sound when accompanied by supporting registers. You can bet that even just one of these will cut through and give you that bass sound your music has been in desperate need of. The sound of the sousaphone especially in marching bands is a MUST HAVE. Even from back field you can hear and feel the richness of the bass. When looking for a supporting bass instrument, there is no better choice. This is a real hands on product review from Madison @ Sam Ash Charlotte!

          Happy Playing!

           
          5.0

          Awesome Sousaphone!

          By 

          from Queens, NY

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

          The Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone is a durable and versatile instrument! It would fill the need of a tubist in a marching band. It's not too heavy so you won't kill your back. The Sound is beautiful and the valves work beautifully as long as you end to them.

          This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

           
          5.0

          Low brass for everyone!

          By 

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Polka Bands
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

            This is a very well made and easy to play instrument for anyone using it for indoor or outdoor use. The nickel silver valves and tuning slides are designed to hold up better even when exposed to the elements. The lacquer finish is beautiful, making the horn look as good as it sounds. Also included is a mouthpiece and a durable hardshell case with solid wheels, so the instrument will be protected well and is very easy to move for load in and load out. When compared with similar instruments offering similar features, this sousaphone definitely shows its value.

            This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

             
            5.0

            Big Sound, Small Bore

            By 

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

                Big sound for a small bore sous. The small bore requires less air and gives each note more response (easier to play). However, the sound is not sacrificed. Still has a warm but big sound.
                The valves are super slick, responsive and quality. Not the heaviest sous I've played, which is great for marching bands. Also really like the positioning of the bell, feels much less restrictive.

                 
                4.0

                Good horn for the price

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

                  The Jean Baptiste Sousaphone is definitely worth looking at. The horn plays well in the low range and has good resonance and intonation in that register. It takes a little to get used to the high end of the horn, but sounds good once you do. Overall the horn is definitely worth taking a look at.

                  This is real, hands on product review by Sean at Sam Ash Indianapolis.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great School Sousaphone

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Warm Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

                    This Sousaphone is great for both outdoor and indoor performances. This horn is especially great for students who play in marching band. This sousaphone provides a great tone quality and the high and low registers can be played fluidly. The valves are high quality and will retain the same quality with valve oil and maintenance. The overall lifespan of this horn can last years, even a decade or more with proper care and maintenance.
                    This is a hands on review from Nick at Sam Ash Manhattan.

                     
                    5.0

                    The Perfect Student Marching Sousaphone

                    By 

                    from Glendale

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Quality Craftsmanship
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Warm Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Latin Music
                      • Marching
                      • School Bands

                      Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

                      This is a really great value. Jean Baptiste has managed to offer a high quality sousaphone that is both durable and easy to play, all while not sacrificing on sound or price. Yellow brass for power, nickel silver on valves and slides for durability makes this the perfect marching instrument. Very easy to blow, great bore size. It comes with a really nice hardshell case for maximum protection, with wheels for ease of transport.

                      This is a real hands-on review by Michael @ Sam Ash Glendale

                       
                      5.0

                      High Quality and Affordable

                      By 

                      from Huntington Station, NY

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Play
                      • Quality Craftsmanship
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Warm Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Marching Band
                        • School Bands
                        • Solo Performance

                        Comments about Jean Baptiste JBSOUSAL1 Sousaphone:

                        The Jean Baptiste sousaphone offers excellent quality and value without a daunting price tag. This is a powerful, responsive instrument that is perfect for marching band or many other applications. The horn also comes ready for travel with a compact case with wheels.

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