Jupiter 584L C tuba
Written by Colin Murray   
Monday, 22 October 2007

Jupiter is slowly but surely showing the world they're capable of producing professional-level instruments. For many years Jupiter instruments were regarded with suspicion, (if not outright hostility), but today they're enjoying a much-improved reputation for quality combined with reasonable prices, thanks to their sizeable investment in new design and production facilities.One of the more significant changes at Jupiter in the USA has been the hiring of a great many ex-UMI staff, including current v.p. of development Tabor Stamper, who previously was sales manager for UMI (now Conn-Selmer,etc.) (There are so many ex-UMI people at Jupiter they should change the name to JMI...). Rick DeJonge, in charge of artist management, has been able to woo a number of endorsers like the Boston Brass, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Rolling Stones trombonist Michael Davis.

Another coup was the input of tuba stars Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian on the design of the new Jupiter C tuba, the 584L, which was introduced at last winter's NAMM show. Here's the official description:

The Jupiter 584L / 584S Tribune Concert Series CC Tuba offers the best value in a quality CC tuba. The 584 Tribune Series features a .732-inch graduated bore with 4 piston valves and a flat whole step 5th rotary valve designed for outstanding tone and response. The 584 Series also features a 17.4-inch upright bell with superior projection and resonance. The Jupiter 584L / 584S Tribune Concert Series CC Tuba includes an ABS case and mouthpiece and is available in lacquer (584L) or silver (584S) finish.

And here are a couple of photos (one is the official, the other is from a store in Toronto):

The Jupiter 584L has a suggested retail price of $7885 US. For more information click here: Jupiter 584L C tuba

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