Information about John Packer Eb Alto Sax (Panther - Silver Plated) - Model JP045S
JP 045 Alto Saxophone Eb. High quality student instrument beautifully finished. Supplied with novice friendly mouthpiece and back pack case. Fully set up in the John Packer workshops.
Although capable of a very high standard of play, these instruments are priced to be attractive in the starter player market. The mouthpiece that is supplied is fine to get a novice started, but an upgrade mouthpiece will allow the instrument to reach it's full potential. The Yamaha range of mouthpieces are a cost effective option and will offer a good improvement. A mid range or professional mouthpiece will lift the performance to the highest levels.
What the Experts Say
I road tested the instrument in two big bands and a theatre pit in the West End. It did everything required of it so efficiently and beautifully that my fellow saxophone players on the gigs thought I was playing some new Custom instrument worth at least ten times the price. These new Chinese hooters are re-defining how we go to work. Never before has it been possible to play to a full professional level on anything other than a professional standard instrument. This is a professional standard instrument. Pete Long. Has worked with Jools Holland R & B Orchestra, Stereophonics, Dizzy Gillespie, BBC Big Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, Chick Corea and Paul McCartney to name just a few.
Frankly I'm stunned. It plays better than most saxes that cost ten times as much and outclasses anything else in a similar price range. I'll be using it tonight in The Drowsy Chaperone show in the west end. Tomorrow I'm recording some music for the new Dreamworks film called Bee Movie and on Sunday I'm playing in the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. I shall be using the JP 045 on each job and am looking forward to it - it's great! Jamie Talbot. Career includes work with Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Oasis and Dave Brubeck.
I am tremendously pleased with the 045 Alto I bought from you a few months ago. I've been playing an early Selmer super action 80, for the last fifteen years - Pasadena Roof Orchestra, RNT, RSC, West end, sessions, bar mitzfas weddings and funerals, and am now using the JP horn. I tried one on a gig I was doing with James Mainwaring , and went home and ordered one the same night. I've been using it ever since and now prefer it to the Selmer. I've got a lovely 1958 Mk 6 tenor but am anxious to compare your horn, these days every time you have to fly with instruments it gets nerve-racking and precarious. Your Tenor will have to be good to rival mine , but if it's anything like the Alto I will be very Happy! Dai Pritchard. Professional musician
Please note that, as is common practice, Pete, Jamie and Dai all use their own choice of mouthpiece, ligature and reed on this saxophone.
* Quotes provided courtesy of John Packer Ltd.
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