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pBone PBONE1B Jiggs Plastic Trombone, Blue
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- 8-inch Bell
- Weighs 1.8 pounds
- Bag included
- Lockable slide
- Pitched in Bb
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Jiggs pBone - Blue
- Lightweight – only 1.8 Lbs
- Ergonomic Design
- Fabric Carry Bag
- Matching Mouthpiece
- Pitched in Bb
- Durable ABS Plastic
- Glass-fibre Lockable Slide
Introducing the award-winning pBone – almost 200,000 sold worldwide
Lightweight, versatile and brightly-coloured, the pBone is an ideal way to add brass-playing to anyone’s skillset. The pioneering design has received international acclaim from professional musicians, beginners, teachers and students alike.
Designed by a team of British musicians the ergonomic design is less than half the weight of a traditional instrument making it comfortable to hold for a variety of hand shapes and sizes. Virtually indestructible the one-piece bell is extremely strong and the glass fibre slide is a joy to use – the slide on a traditional trombone is usually extremely vulnerable to knocks and dents whereas pBone is remarkably tough. It can take knocks and bumps in its stride.
pBone is remarkably tough. It can take knocks and bumps in its stride. The pBone is therefore perfect to allow beginners to explore the trombone without any fear of damage.
At less than half the weight of a brass trombone the pBone is ideal for the younger player and for all those who may have difficulty with the weight and balance of a metal trombone.
The composite slide tubes lap in over time so the slide gets better and better with use. The unique strength of the glass fibre material means that 'dings and dents' in your slide are a thing of the past!
We have designed a mouthpiece especially for the pBone. It has a small shank that matches standard medium bore trombones so any regular small shank metal mouthpiece will fit.
Amongst the many unique design features we thought long and hard about pBone has its own unique water key design.
pBone has a lockable slide that features a graphic to ensure the locking process is clear and simple to all.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this Horn out of curiosity (i.e. You Tube}... Needless to say, this horn is fun to play.Published 2 months ago by J. Wigginton
I expected too much. It seemed to be of poor quality and I had to return it. I wanted to use it for practice since it is very lite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by wally wortendyke
Great tone good for practing and small jam sessions but slide takes some getting used to.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Horn plays very well and is superior to some other plastic trombones I've tried, with better tone and sturdier.Published 4 months ago by P. M. Culpepper Jr.
Great product. I bought this as a gift for my son who plays the trombone and he absolutely loves it. He likes the color, the light weight feel, and the ease of playing the pBone. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diona Bailey