Absolutely, pBone is made from exciting new materials but both the Jiggs pBone and pBone mini are fully functioning tenor and alto trombones in Bb and Eb respectively.

Both pBones can integrate into any band or ensemble and tune as normal. Please be aware that pBone mini is pitched in the key of Eb. This means that in first position the pBone mini plays a concert Eb as its lowest note.

The specifications of both are on this site.

Essentially Jiggs pBone is a ‘normal’ tenor trombone in Bb. It is exactly the same in use as the majority of medium bore brass trombones.

pBone mini is an Eb alto trombone. This means that is smaller and higher in pitch. It’s great for existing trombone players to explore the world of the alto trombone but we also created pBone mini as a terrific starter instrument for small children; the pBone mini mouthpiece is designed to be a good fit for smaller children, helping them get started and hit more notes more quickly.

pBone was invented and developed by Rashleigh Ltd, now part of Warwick Music Ltd.

General

Join the bell and slide sections together and secure them simply with resistance. Insert the mouthpiece gently into the mouthpiece receiver.

Before use: Pour a small amount of lukewarm water (NEVER HOT) into slide section and work the slide, rinse and drain. Run lukewarm water through the bell section. Rinse and drain.

Be very careful when using mutes as twisting the mute in the bell may damage the seam. Don’t try too hard with plunger or wah wah mutes as this will dislodge the bell from the slide!

Tuning Slide

Remove tuning slide. Apply a generous amount of tuning slide grease or petroleum jelly to each slide and spread over entire surface. Insert tuning slide completely into receivers and wipe off excess grease with a soft cloth.

Slide

Apply a small amount of slide cream to the stockings or apply oil/liquid slide lube to the inner slide top, allowing the oil/lube to run down to the stockings. Spray inner slides with water and work up and down to distribute the cream/oil/lube.

When new the slide may feel slow and scratchy. The slide will “run-in” with use as the brass stockings polish themselves and at the same time smooth down the interior of the outer slides. During this “running-in period” you will need to clean the inner slides frequently with a lint free cloth or baby-wipe. You should expect to find a dark deposit both on your cloth and in the condensation coming from the water key, this is normal and shows that the stockings are doing their job smoothing down the interior of the outer slide tubes. With use and over time this process will diminish and disappear as the slide becomes quicker, quieter and smoother to run. You may find that the slide needs less lube during the “running-in” period. If during this period, the slide slows it will almost certainly be a build up of the dark deposit so always give the slide a good clean should it slow down.

Finish

To maintain your instrument’s finish, never clean with hot water, chemical agents or harsh detergents or solvents. Use only lukewarm water for cleaning purposes. The colored parts can be cleaned with a soft cloth. The glass fibre outer slides may be cleaned with warm soapy water and then lightly dressed with vegetable oil to restore the look of the surface.

Any minor damage to the coloured plastic may be mended with superglue.

The design, development and testing team, lead by Hugh Rashleigh, were all committed brass musicians unified by a passion to widen access to brass playing and music making. At the heart of pBone is the desire to put a fun, light, robust and cost effective instrument in the hands of as many people as possible all around the world.

We don’t sell direct to the public but you can find a dealer in the UK or the contact details of our international distributors in the “how to buy” section of this website.

There is lots of information in our “care and maintenance” section.

pBone is incredibly tough compared to a brass trombone, this however does not mean that it is indestructible and you should always try to look after your pBone.

We have sold 100,000 pBones all over the world so there are as many uses for pBones as there are imaginative trombone players.

Absolutely, pBone was conceived as an educational instrument and holds European CE certification.

Yes, both Jiggs pBone and pBone mini can be used with a small shank brass mouthpiece such as a Vincent Bach 11C, 7C or 6½AL. Pbone mini will always work better with a smaller mouthpiece.

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a commonly used thermoplastic polymer that is strong and tough. All the coloured parts of the pBone family are made from this material.

Yes pBone has CE certification.

General

Join the bell and slide sections together and secure them simply with resistance. Insert the mouthpiece gently into the mouthpiece receiver.

Before use: Pour a small amount of lukewarm water (NEVER HOT) into slide section and work the slide, rinse and drain. Run lukewarm water through the bell section. Rinse and drain.

Be very careful when using mutes as twisting the mute in the bell may damage the seam. Don’t try too hard with plunger or wah wah mutes as this will dislodge the bell from the slide!

Tuning Slide

Remove tuning slide. Apply a generous amount of tuning slide grease or petroleum jelly to each slide and spread over entire surface. Insert tuning slide completely into receivers and wipe off excess grease with a soft cloth.

Slide

Apply a small amount of slide cream to the stockings or apply oil/liquid slide lube to the inner slide top, allowing the oil/lube to run down to the stockings. Spray inner slides with water and work up and down to distribute the cream/oil/lube.

When new the slide may feel slow and scratchy. The slide will “run-in” with use as the brass stockings polish themselves and at the same time smooth down the interior of the outer slides. During this “running-in period” you will need to clean the inner slides frequently with a lint free cloth or baby-wipe. You should expect to find a dark deposit both on your cloth and in the condensation coming from the water key, this is normal and shows that the stockings are doing their job smoothing down the interior of the outer slide tubes. With use and over time this process will diminish and disappear as the slide becomes quicker, quieter and smoother to run. You may find that the slide needs less lube during the “running-in” period. If during this period, the slide slows it will almost certainly be a build up of the dark deposit so always give the slide a good clean should it slow down.

Finish

To maintain your instrument’s finish, never clean with hot water, chemical agents or harsh detergents or solvents. Use only lukewarm water for cleaning purposes. The colored parts can be cleaned with a soft cloth. The glass fibre outer slides may be cleaned with warm soapy water and then lightly dressed with vegetable oil to restore the look of the surface.

Any minor damage to the coloured plastic may be mended with superglue.

Absolutely, pBone is made from exciting new materials but both the Jiggs pBone and pBone mini are fully functioning tenor and alto trombones in Bb and Eb respectively.

Both pBones can integrate into any band or ensemble and tune as normal. Please be aware that pBone mini is pitched in the key of Eb. This means that in first position the pBone mini plays a concert Eb as its lowest note.

The specifications of both are on this site.

Essentially Jiggs pBone is a ‘normal’ tenor trombone in Bb. It is exactly the same in use as the majority of medium bore brass trombones.

pBone mini is an Eb alto trombone. This means that is smaller and higher in pitch. It’s great for existing trombone players to explore the world of the alto trombone but we also created pBone mini as a terrific starter instrument for small children; the pBone mini mouthpiece is designed to be a good fit for smaller children, helping them get started and hit more notes more quickly.

pBone was invented and developed by Rashleigh Ltd, now part of Warwick Music Ltd.

The design, development and testing team, lead by Hugh Rashleigh, were all committed brass musicians unified by a passion to widen access to brass playing and music making. At the heart of pBone is the desire to put a fun, light, robust and cost effective instrument in the hands of as many people as possible all around the world.

We don’t sell direct to the public but you can find a dealer in the UK or the contact details of our international distributors in the “how to buy” section of this website.

There is lots of information in our “care and maintenance” section.

pBone is incredibly tough compared to a brass trombone, this however does not mean that it is indestructible and you should always try to look after your pBone.

We have sold 100,000 pBones all over the world so there are as many uses for pBones as there are imaginative trombone players.

Absolutely, pBone was conceived as an educational instrument and holds European CE certification.

Yes, both Jiggs pBone and pBone mini can be used with a small shank brass mouthpiece such as a Vincent Bach 11C, 7C or 6½AL. Pbone mini will always work better with a smaller mouthpiece.

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a commonly used thermoplastic polymer that is strong and tough. All the coloured parts of the pBone family are made from this material.

Yes pBone has CE certification.

Absolutely, pBone is made from exciting new materials but both the Jiggs pBone and pBone mini are fully functioning tenor and alto trombones in Bb and Eb respectively.

Both pBones can integrate into any band or ensemble and tune as normal. Please be aware that pBone mini is pitched in the key of Eb. This means that in first position the pBone mini plays a concert Eb as its lowest note.

The specifications of both are on this site.

Essentially Jiggs pBone is a ‘normal’ tenor trombone in Bb. It is exactly the same in use as the majority of medium bore brass trombones.

pBone mini is an Eb alto trombone. This means that is smaller and higher in pitch. It’s great for existing trombone players to explore the world of the alto trombone but we also created pBone mini as a terrific starter instrument for small children; the pBone mini mouthpiece is designed to be a good fit for smaller children, helping them get started and hit more notes more quickly.

pBone was invented and developed by Rashleigh Ltd, now part of Warwick Music Ltd.

The design, development and testing team, lead by Hugh Rashleigh, were all committed brass musicians unified by a passion to widen access to brass playing and music making. At the heart of pBone is the desire to put a fun, light, robust and cost effective instrument in the hands of as many people as possible all around the world.

We don’t sell direct to the public but you can find a dealer in the UK or the contact details of our international distributors in the “how to buy” section of this website.

There is lots of information in our “care and maintenance” section.

pBone is incredibly tough compared to a brass trombone, this however does not mean that it is indestructible and you should always try to look after your pBone.

We have sold 100,000 pBones all over the world so there are as many uses for pBones as there are imaginative trombone players.

Absolutely, pBone was conceived as an educational instrument and holds European CE certification.

Yes, both Jiggs pBone and pBone mini can be used with a small shank brass mouthpiece such as a Vincent Bach 11C, 7C or 6½AL. Pbone mini will always work better with a smaller mouthpiece.

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a commonly used thermoplastic polymer that is strong and tough. All the coloured parts of the pBone family are made from this material.

Yes pBone has CE certification.