The new Quantum MKII Marching Brass instruments have evolved with the marching arts activity by addressing sound, intonation, response, weight, balance and playability. Developed with the ensemble in mind, the QMKII brings the sound of the artform into a new era that boasts present and balanced overtones throughout the ensemble.
Sound – Designed with the ensemble in mind, each instrument produces a characteristic sound that features balanced overtones with enhanced projection. The sound of the ensemble has a solid core and projects to the press box!
Intonation – All tuning slide lengths are designed to enable the instruments to play with the most accurate intonation. Tuning mechanisms throughout the line make tuning individual notes quick and easy.
Response – Slotting is effortless with the newly designed nickel-silver mouthpiece receiver. The thinner and uniform bell aids in focused projection, maintaining the Quantum MKII sound.
Weight – All of the new QMkII instruments are lighter, most notably the JTU1101M marching tuba is 5 lbs lighter than its predecessor!
Balance – Lighter and uniform describes the new bell design that helps make the instruments feel comfortable and easy to hold due to the well-balanced design.
Playability – Baritone boasts interchangeable mouthpiece receivers allowing the standard small shank receiver to be substituted with the included large shank receiver, giving players even more flexibility. The Euphonium features a first valve thumb trigger allowing for easy intonation changes as well as a balanced design to aid in long practices and performances. The Mellophone features a squared-off main tuning slide to assist with slotting and to help obtain the perfect pitch. Along with the standard Mellophone mouthpiece, the QMkII Mellophone includes a hybrid mouthpiece with a Mellophone shank and a French horn cup. The Tuba includes a smooth, easy to operate trigger mechanism and a long and short tuning slide for aiding in intonation no matter what climate you are in. The enhanced shoulder balancing system and line of sight through the left side of the instrument make the QMkII even more functional during performances.