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      An amazing plastic trombone for advanced players.

      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 handslide to keep the slide moving freely. The handslide 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.

      Features

      • Key: Bb
      • Bore: .500-inch
      • Leadpipe: Standard
      • Leadpipe Material: Plastic
      • Bell: 8-inch
      • Bell Material: Plastic
      • Handslide: Standard Construction
      • Handslide Material: Fiberglass with Brass Inner Stockings
      • Handslide Crook Material: Plastic
      • F Attachment Wrap: N/A
      • F Attachment Valve: N/A
      • Features: Fiberglass Handslide; Ergonomic Lightweight Design
      • Case: Carrying Bag
      • Mouthpiece: Plastic

      Solid construction and fantastic sound! Order now.

       
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      JiggspBone Plastic Trombone
       
      4.5

      (based on 24 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (14)
      • Easy tone production (8)
      • Responsive (7)
      • Consistent (3)
      • Vibrant sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School bands (6)
        • Accompaniment (3)
        • Jazz clubs (3)
        • Small venues (3)
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          • Experienced (13)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        pBone review

        For what it is...a plastic trombone, I'm very happy!
        Just got my new pBone a few hours ago! I'm 53 and have been playing for more than 40 years,...Read complete review

        For what it is...a plastic trombone, I'm very happy!
        Just got my new pBone a few hours ago! I'm 53 and have been playing for more than 40 years, and I feel like a kid with a new toy! It is what it is...a plastic trombone, but that being said, I'm very happy with it! Can't beat the price...it's cheap! I wouldn't throw away my Edwards for legit stuff, and don't count on blending well with the section, but I can definitely see myself doing some jazz & rock gigs with it.
        Anybody else have problems with their shoulder and neck after long practice sessions? This will definitely give you a little more face time. It's extremely light...And it's CHEAP!!
        You won't have to worry aboyt dents and dings. The plastic is very durable. The instrument is very ergonomic (fits well in the hand). Mine is bright yellow.
        The mouthpiece isn't too shabby either. I like it better than any mouthpiece that has come with my other instruments. I'm a stainless steel guy, but I'll actually USE this plastic mouthpiece.
        What can you loose (did I mention, IT"S CHEAP)? It won't break your budget, and you'll get a kick out of it!
        Face it. How many people adore Bill Watrous for his amazing tone (love ya Bill)? No, he just smokes the riffs! You can do that with this horn. Pedal tones are a bit tedious, but who cares...It's CHEAP!!
        It is what it is...a plastic trombone. But it assembles hassle-free (just push the hand slide into the goose neck). It fits the hand better than anything I have. It feels surprizingly sturdy. It looks good. It's light weight. The mouthpiece is acceptable. The gig-bag is very funtional, and cased, is quite compact. Ever tried to carry a trombone on a motorcycle? Now you totally can.
        Yup, it's well worth the price you'll pay for it! Might even get myself a spare.

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        Birth defect

        The black Pbone plays nice, but it has a little bubble inside the outer slide receptacle, which makes a clicking sound and feeling. Too bad they don't look these things over before they...Read complete review

        The black Pbone plays nice, but it has a little bubble inside the outer slide receptacle, which makes a clicking sound and feeling. Too bad they don't look these things over before they ship. The bubble is hard, so it will be tough to get rid of it. I'll see if the repair guy can fix it before I decide to return it. It looks really understated, as it is almost flat black. The high D really doesn't want to play, and is flat.
        The horn sounds really nice, though. I have a blue one that sounds really good, too.

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        5.0

        PBone

        By Chris

        from Sonoma County, Ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Hold
        • Easy Tone Production
        • Fun To Play
        • Light Weight
        • Responsive
        • Vibrant Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Teaching

          Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

          I'm really glad I got this instrument. It's lightness and balance makes it easy to hold and play. It's great for teaching in small studios. Good sound but the slide it a little noisy but they say that the noise will go away with playing the instrument. All in all, a good buy. Very well worth it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good for what it is.

          By Truthsez

          from Maryland, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

            I bought this to play in a 70s band with a clip-on mic. I liked the idea of it being lightweight so as to be easier on my back, standing for hours in platform shoes! For this purpose it is good. It definitely plays better with my usual metal mouthpiece. It doesn't project like a brass instrument, so using a mic is quite useful. The water key is leaky, causing drops all over the place. It took a few weeks to break-in the slide, but I am happy with that now. It sometimes plays with a lot of back-pressure, and other times feels like it has an air leak. Plays better in mid and upper registers, lower notes can be tricky.

            So all-in-all, it's okay. Nice price, fun to play, and gets lots of comments. Saves my back, looks sharp and works fine with a mic. But I won't be selling my brass bones. They are far superior for big band and jazz work, IMO.

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            4.0

            Great light weight instrument

            By Carol

            from Garland, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Tone Production
            • Fun To Play
            • Light Weight Alternative
            • Responsive
            • Vibrant Sound

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

              I thought my trombone playing days were over because I had difficulty loading my King 3B trombone into my car and dragging it up stairs for band practice and performances. The pBone is light weight and easy to carry without a cart. The tone quality is good but it requires more precision of the slide position and lip tension to keep from cracking on some of the tones. The slide is fair but is getting better as I paly the Pbone more. I am nearly 85 years old and hope to be able to play my pBone for another couple of years or so.

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              4.0

              Surprisingly good tone!

              By T-Bone 1

              from Van Buren, AR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Light Weight And Portable

              Cons

              • Slide A Little Rough

              Best Uses

              • Great For Practice

              Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

              My son and I are first and second generation trombonists. We are both impressed with the sound. It is fun and functional!

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              5.0

              FANTASTIC!!!

              By TromboneMom

              from New Haven, CT

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Colorful
              • Fun To Play
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                  We gave this instrument to my 5th Grade son for his birthday and he loves it! He can't wait to show it to his fellow music students at school. I already let his music teacher try it out, and she loved it, too!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Plastic Swag!

                  By Bossboy

                  from Edinburg, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy Tone Production
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Responsive
                  • Vibrant Sound

                  Cons

                  • Menacing Mouthpiece
                  • Mouthpiece

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Jazz Clubs

                  Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                  For a plastic product I'm really impressed with the sound and feeling! It's light, comfortable and sounds great! But I would recommend using a metal mouthpiece instead of the included plastic one. I played with my red mouthpiece for a week and when I tried playing in my regular metal mouthpiece I no longer had the wide range I used to have.

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                  5.0

                  Bought a P-Bone for my 12 year old son

                  By Bigmatt

                  from Cornwall, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Super Light
                  • Utterly Kid Proof

                  Cons

                  • Not Quite Brass

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                    My kid loved it. He played one at his school band, and is so happy to have his own. The trombone players I have talk to are split on the P-Bone, but all agree it's a perfect choice for a kid! Won't bend or dent, and if you get the warranty, it gets replaced no matter what. Great value and got it quick. Thanks Musician's Friend

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                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Horn

                    By Rockstar123

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy Tone Production
                    • Fun To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Marching Band
                      • Pep band
                      • Practice
                      • School Bands

                      Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                      Really good horn; fun to play, good tone, and great design. I would recommend buying a new mouthpiece for the pBone, as the one it comes with is not the best and may be uncomfortable to people new to the trombone. It is really good for high school marching and pep band, because all the brass trombones will get dented and scratched easily. Great value.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It's like meeting an old friend

                      By GJMark

                      from Grand Junction, CO

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Tone Production
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                          I loved playing the trombone for so many years, then a more lucrative college major took me away from my instrument. Trying to pick the old insrument up again (after 40 years) with its bigger bore made it hard and frustrating to improve. I thought this smaller bore horn might be the trick...and it did! After a short time of sounding like a wounded moose, my lip memory started returning and I could play some scales...no high register yet, but it will come soon. If you are like me and want to get back to playing, this is an excellent and inexpensive way to do it. I still have my good horn and will be able to play it well again someday primarily because the Pbone made it a little easier to get going again!

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                          5.0

                          My favorite toy

                          By RedhawkBone17

                          from Oxford, Ohio

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Curiosity Piece
                            • Recreational
                            • School Bands

                            Comments about Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone:

                            This is a plastic trombone. Those wanting a serious instrument with excellent tone should look elsewhere. However, for those who are looking for an inexpensive trombone to play for fun, you couldn't do better. Easy to play, won't kill your wallet, and you can personalize it just about any way you want. I bought it to match my school colors. The included mouthpiece has an incredibly shallow cup which promotes high register and ease of partial changes with the downside of limited low register. For the sake of tone, I generally just use my metal mouthpiece. My one gripe is that when using a plunger or holding music to the bell, the top half of the instrument can come off due to it being held in place by friction. Bottom line: I would not recommend this as a first instrument or as a primary instrument because you'll never be taken seriously. This horn will never be on par with it's brass counterparts, but it was never meant to be. For less than the cost of most student-level horns, you can have a trombone that requires no maintenance, and is genuinely fun to play. For small high school marching bands, this is also an excellent choice for your bone section during football games because it can match your school colors, is inexpensive, and isn't affected by heat/cold nearly as much as brass.

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