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pBone PBONE1B Jiggs Plastic Trombone, Blue

4.6 out of 5 stars 212 customer reviews
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Blue
  • 8-inch Bell
  • Weighs 1.8 pounds
  • Bag included
  • Lockable slide
  • Pitched in Bb
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Product Description

Color: Blue

The Jiggs Whigham pBone brings a fun and intriguing twist to the traditional trombone. With its plastic construction, this lightweight instrument sounds remarkably like typical brass trombones. The pBone features a .500-inch bore design with an ergonomic grip for comfort and an overall weight of only 1.8 pounds. The pBone features a fiberglass slide with brass slide stockings on the inner hand slide to keep the slide moving freely. The hand slide with feel smoother the more you play the instrument, and you can even play the instrument without the need for slide lubrication. The Jiggs pBone includes a plastic mouthpiece and carrying bag and is available in various colors.

Product Information

Color:Blue
Item Weight 3 pounds
Product Dimensions 38 x 11 x 14 inches
Shipping Weight 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B005WS0Z8M
Item model number PBONE1B
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4.6 out of 5 stars 212 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,940 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#12 in Musical Instruments > Band & Orchestra > Brass > Trombones
Date first available at Amazon.com September 24, 2011

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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
The instrument is a real instrument. It plays as well as you do, and has good tone over the entire range of the trombone. There are a few quirks (the slide takes some getting used to, being made of fiberglass with brass stocks), but the company insists that any playability quirks get worked out with use.

The mouthpiece that it comes with is a piece of junk. I love plastic mouthpieces and own six Kelly mouthpieces for my own use, but those are actually built to real mouthpiece specs. The mouthpiece that comes with the pBone is a cheap piece of junk with visible seams on the inside. It plays like a Dixie cup. Use it for a Christmas ornament or give it to your dog, but bring your favorite Bach or Kelly or Schilke over from the instrument you'd normally use and you'll be happy. Then pack that instrument away somewhere and enjoy having something colorful that sounds just as good, plays about as well, and weighs less than a clarinet.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I gave this 5 stars with a "but". It 5 stars isn't because its the best trombone in the world. It is just better than anyone would expect from a plastic and fiberglass trombone; especially from china.

Its light, the slide moves very freely. No sticking at all, even for its light weight. Rest the slide on the ground and yank the trombone up as fast as you can and the slide won't leave the ground. Lose your grip and it'll go flying. Best thing, when you pick up your just dropped slide, it still slides perfectly.

Its super light. I thought it would be a bit heavier. Feels a little fragile and I'm sure it is. But if you're used to treating your brass horn nicely, it shouldn't be a problem.

Ok, sound:
It sounds like its made of plastic. That is, the brass it doesn't have, doesn't ring. It sounds a little muted. You can still blare but it plays quietly. (i've been on a big bore horn for a while, it may be my imagination). I can play this quieter than any other brass instrument in my house (several). It sounds a bit more like a baritone/euphonium than a trombone. That's fine for around the house though.
The slide is noticeably loud. Its raw fiberglass (not gel coat) against brass and you can hear it. We'll see if that gets better over time. I'm getting some black "sludge" off the slide, and the brass ends are showing polishing, so it may be getting better.
Mouthpiece is a very small cup size. Not what I'm used to, but it seems to make the horn very playable.

I haven't had any trouble with any octave range like one reviewer said somewhere. Plays very easily. Very responsive. Maybe its the tiny mouthpiece more than the horn.
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Color: Yellow
I am a music student, and this is the first product of its kind that I can full-heatedly endorse.

At my first glance I thought it was a poor-quality joke item, like many other products that try to appeal to mothers shopping for their child. Boy, was I wrong. I also strongly recommend checking out some pBone reviews on YouTube, which will give a stronger representation of how great this seemingly cheaply-made horn is really an astounding product.

Sure, while the pBone may not compare to professional model horns, but to the untrained ear, it sounds just like a typical trombone. Though, it doesn't have quite the same timbre as a traditional trombone, it definitely produces a great trombone sound. I highly suggest purchasing a traditional mouthpiece instead of sticking with the plastic one.
(Though clear plastic mouthpieces are interesting for analyzing embouchure of players)

It plays and feels (weight aside) just like a traditional trombone. The slide moves freely without any lubrication and plays just like any other trombone.

I wouldn't show up to an audition or performance, or even rehearsal with one, but it's a really cool thing just to have around the house to practice or mess around on.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to pick up or continue playing trombone as a hobby but can't afford an intermediate or professional model horn. But if you plan on playing in any sort of professional or community setting, you'll get some weird looks and shakes of the head showing up with this.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Anybody that complains about the tone just needs to practice. Any search on Youtube will show pros like Jiggs himself playing like a champ on the pBone. So the tone is fine. It is not quite as bright as a brass horn, but a smooth dark sound is also quite pleasing.

Mine arrived quite filthy. Seemed everybody had handled the horn before putting it in the sealed plastic bag. Pledge multi-surface worked well to make it shine. However, the paint is not very glossy. The all black model looks a LOT better in the photo than the actual product which is more like a dark grey than a true black.

The pBone sticker on the side of the bell is upside down when holding the horn normally. It also has "made im China" in bold large letters near the tuning slide. I intend to paint over them.

The horn is indeed plastic, but none of the photos show the SEAM. There is a seam running down the bell.

The outer slide is flat black, not semi-gloss like the rest of the horn. Even on horns of other colors, the outer slide is flat black like the inner slide.

The slide is super sticky. Sure you can use water as a lubricant, but wow is this slide loud. Evidently the slide gets better as the brass slide rings inside the outer slide wears on the PVC inner slide. Again, if you are worried about speed, watch some of the videos of pros working this instrument. Even dry and brand new 16th notes are not an issue. After an hour of use it is indeed getting faster and quieter. Keep cleaning the brass slide contacts and it gets quiet pretty quick.

The mouthpiece is not horrible, but seems to work better in the alto range than on low bass notes. Still, it does permit one to work the whole typical range of a trombone. It works even better with a metal mouthpiece.
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