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John Packer JP122 Bass Clarinet – to low Eb





The JP122 is a reliable and durable Bb bass clarinet ideal for schools and music services looking for a dependable bass clarinet or alternatively for players who want a bass clarinet but who can’t justify the cost of more expensive models. Leslie Craven, Principal Clarinettist in the Welsh National Opera highly recommends the JP122 and described it as ” free blowing with a lovely sound and perfectly acceptable intonation, in fact, better in tune than many far more expensive wooden models I have tried”. This instrument represents a very good performance to cost ratio and has been the choice for many within the educational market. This instrument is a workhorse and will give many years of service. It has good tonal characteristics and dynamic range.

The JP122 Bb Bass Clarinet is constructed from ebonite throughout ensuring a lightweight yet robust build. Strong silverplate keywork and a playing spike for increased comfort are also included as standard.

The JP122 Bb Bass Clarinet is supplied with high quality case with hard cased interior and a canvas outer covering. The case includes a good sized compartment for reeds and other small accessories. The case is supplied with a comfortable shoulder strap for easy transport.

All JP Instruments are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note this does not cover aesthetic or finish faults. For full terms & conditions visit the JP Musical Instruments website.​



  • Key: Bb
  • Body: Ebonite
  • Keywork: Silver plated keywork
  • Finishes: Matt
  • Additional features: Playing spike
  • Supplied with: Lightweight case, JP mouthpiece, Mouthpiece cap, Ligature, Playing spike, Reed

Additional information

Weight8 kg


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