Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone

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4.6

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A well-made, great sounding Baritone Sax ideal for the first-time player or doubler!

Gone are the days of the old, clunky, bulky Bari Sax that nobody wants to play! Keyed from Low A to high F#, this high quality Baritone Saxophone is constructed from yellow brass and features single post construction to keep it lightweight and maximize vibrational response. The 686BL is outfitted with leather pads and metal resonators for a full sound with great projection, and the bell keys, low C and low Eb keys feature height adjustable bumpers to allow optimum key height setting. Blued steel springs improve response, providing quick action, and this sax also sports stainless steel pivot screws and hinge rods for added strength and maximum durability. This sax comes with a 3-ring neck strap attachment for playing comfort, and includes a mouthpiece and rugged hard shell case with wheels!

Features:
  • Key of Eb
  • Low A, High F# Key
  • Adjustable thumb rest- Fits various hand sizes more comfortably
  • Adjustable, triple mount neck strap loop adds to comfort of the player
  • Includes hard case with wheels for ease of transport and maximum protection
  • Leather pads with metal resonators
  • Dual braced pad cup arms for extra strength on Low C, B, Bb, and A Keys

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Things You Will Get:

  • Baritone Sax
  • Case
  • Mouthpiece
  • Ligature
  • Cap
  • Swab
Series Baritone Saxophone
Model JB686BL

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Jean BaptisteJB686BL Baritone Saxophone
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concert band (3)
  • Marching band (3)
  • Practice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

JB686BL Bari Sax

By 

from Westminster, CA

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable Features
  • Awesome Case
  • Full range

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginner
    • Doubler
    • School

    Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

    This horn is a great buy for the money. It responds surprisingly well, particularly in the low register, and has better intonation than one would expect for an introductory level baritone sax. The ABS hard case is a big plus! It's one of the sturdier cases in the Jean Baptiste line and the wheels make instrument transportation a breeze. I would recommend this horn to any student or band director looking to add a solid baritone saxophone to their arsenal.

    This is a real hands-on product review from Sean @ Sam Ash Westminster.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great affordable bari

    By 

    from Lombard, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Good Intonation
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance
      • Practice

      Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

      This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to double on baritone. At under $3500, this horn is a great deal. It plays well, the intonation is solid, and it comes with a hard case with wheels. The lighter weight is also a welcome feature to a horn known for being bulky.

      This is a real hands on review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect horn!

      By 

      from New York, New York

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfort
      • price
      • Resonance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Live
        • Studio

        Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

        This horn is fantastic, the timbre and resonance is unbeatable for the price! I would highly recommend it

        Nick at Sam Ash NYC

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Sax!

        By 

        from sam ash nyc

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great feel
        • Great Look
        • Great tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

          Great sax for a great price! These are fun and easy to play! I would recommended to a friend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great bang for the buck baritone sax

          By 

          from Cleveland, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Good sound
          • Hardshell Case Included
          • Leather Pads
          • Metal Resonators

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concert Band
            • Jazz band
            • Performances
            • Recitals
            • Student Lessons

            Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

            This is a great bari sax for anyone starting out, or for someone looking for a great backup instrument for when their sax is in the shop being serviced. It has a range from low A to high F#, heavy duty keys with leather pads and metal resonators, and even includes a wonderful hardshell case with wheels to make transporting it simple and safe. It also comes with a cleaning swab, mouthpiece, ligature, and cap. All in all, this is a great value for a baritone sax.

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Bari for a great price!!

            By 

            from Cleveland, OH

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • 3 Ring Neck Strap
            • High F Key
            • Low A Key

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concert Band
              • Jazz band
              • Solo playing
              • Student Lessons

              Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

              For a baritone saxophone in this price range it doesn't get much better than this. Perfect for a beginner or experienced player. Features a range from low A to high F#. Also has a three ring neck strap connector so you can adjust to your comfort.

              This is a real hands on product review from Nabil@ Sam Ash Lyndhurst

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Awesome Sax!

              By 

              from New Haven, CT

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

                    This baritone saxophone knows how to vibrate a room! The Low A note on this is very powerful and sounds great in the mix with who ever you're gigging with. It's very versatile with any type of music for any type of player. This is a real hands on product review from Ken at Sam Ash Music New Haven.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Great student horn at a price you can't beat!

                    By 

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Abs Case
                    • Affordable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Community Band
                      • School Band

                      Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

                      With baritone saxes running minimum in the $5000's for student horns, it's great to see a student bari that's affordable. Definitely beats the price tags of most of the bari sax's out there, which makes it perfect for school band or community band.

                      Plus it is great for someone who is a "doubler" and doesn't want to break the bank on a horn he'll only use occasionally. Keyed from Low A to high F#, the yellow brass and single post construction keep it lightweight.

                      The sax has great tone and intonation, and it includes a durable abs case.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Streamlined Quality

                      By 

                      from Edison, NJ

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

                            This horn is the ultimate deal. A full scaled bari sax with ergonomically designed keys, a fantastic case and a neck that maintains intonation for all under $3500. It is lightweight (comparatively speaking), reliable, and super comfortable on the fingers. The adjustable thumb rest ensures your student can grow into this horn.

                            This is a real hands on product review from Landa@Sam Ash Edison

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Great Bari for the Price

                            By 

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Good price
                            • Good Tone
                            • Nice Case

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Marching Band
                              • Practice
                              • Students

                              Comments about Jean Baptiste JB686BL Baritone Saxophone:

                              The Jean Baptiste 686 Bari is great for the beginning player, or for marching band and ensembles. This sax has good tone and intonation, making it easy to play. For the price this horn is a good buy for a brand new instrument with the quality this sax has.

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

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              JB686BL Baritone Saxophone

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