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Trombone players share their experiences with the Jiggs pBone trombones.
Reviews of the Jiggs plastic pBone trombones. 
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Jeff Krings I played last Carnaval, great sound ( for plastic ) ( and a nice price ) my problem is the 800 grams! i am a basstrombone player. may be there will be a bass pbone in futere. would be nice ( 2 valves and a few kg ) but after all a very nice sound!! 
 
mike C. I'm enjoying the heck out of my blue pBone. It is still a novelty so it causes me to practice more. I can play outside without worrying about dents or scratches. Quick warm-up. It could be a way to get low income kids started on an instrument. I ordered an optional orange Kelly plastic mouthpiece 6 1/2 AL for $23 which is way better than OE piece provided.
 
Frank Pedulla I've had the opportunity of playing on a Plastic trombone at Rayburn Music, near Lincoln Center in New York, months ago. Technically, I'd rate it more than 99%. Regarding Tone Quality, which along with musicians' rhythm being what many consider "the two most important musical attributes" However, I'd surely rate it Less Than 1%. Always Musically yours, Frank Pedulla, www.boneplayer.com 
 
Joe Z. Cool novelty item but not a real instrument. My feeling is not a good student horn because it is a different blow. Maybe a real young kid just to get them interested. For what it is though very interesting. 
 
Bob H. They're lightweight. They blow great. They play in tune. Not a substitute for a real horn, but pretty amazing for a $150 piece of plastic and carbon fiber. I play mine in bleachers or on the beach. 
 

Brendan Hartz  I suppose they are OK for beginner students; they are light, and the plastic slide is less likely to dent or bend. As far as sound is concerned....they sound like a plastic instrument. However, they are not surrogates for a Conn 88H, Bach 36, a well-chosen Edwards, or a King 3B!

Todd L. Hunter The inner slides are carbon fibre - somewhat different than plastic. I've owned one for about 14 months now and have given one to my son-in-law. They are not what I would consider performance grade, but they do play reasonably well, considering the body of the instrument is made of plastic. The real benefit, as I see it, is that a school district with a very tight budget could own a couple of these for students wanting to begin learning the instrument before purchasing a "real" horn. And, they are virtually dent proof so the beginner won't wreck the slide. Also, they are light weight, which makes it possible for a youngster to handle the horn more readily than a full-size brass instrument.
 
Mark T. I think that the slide is made of fibreglass and only needs lubricating with a little water 
 
Ed C. I don't know how they did it, but that pBone sounds surprisingly good and plays good to. The plastic mouthpiece is a vile hot thing, but, put your favorite metal small shank on it and it plays great. If they get the price below $100, every kid in the country will have one at home to practice on. Ingeniously, the stockings are made of brass so the slide is relatively air tight and slides nicely.
 

Mark T. I've asked myself the same question and looked up Pbones on google , there are plenty of you tube videos of pbones sounding pretty good!!


 
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