PBone - The Plastic Trombone

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Peach, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    I'll search the 'spare' mouthpiece box in the Bandroom tonight, see if I can find something then.
     
  2. Basstiger

    Basstiger Member

    My blue one arrived today.....what fun!
     
  3. DeedleBone

    DeedleBone New Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyE-V5t5v48


    I just got my purple one, Check it out!


    Plays like a dream! the only bad side is that the slide is very noisy but its still very easy to move.

    It is really really light and seems very durable.
     
  4. Mallyl

    Mallyl New Member

  5. Basstiger

    Basstiger Member

    I see people are now cashing in on ebay.....someone's listed one for £150! Worth the wait though, it's a fine piece of kit for the money.
     
  6. rcalvert20

    rcalvert20 Member

    Hi there,

    Looking to buy a pbone 2nd hand excellent condition. Anyone got one they are willing to sell. It is for one of our good friends in Hungary :)

    Rach x
     
  7. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    New ones are £89 from Packers, if that's any use?
     
  8. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Noting that those are not "pBone"s, but something very similar made for Packers.
     
  9. rcalvert20

    rcalvert20 Member

    Thanks for the help guys! I have spoken to my friend in Hungary and he is looking to buy a yellow one and it has to be the pBone brand. I will look into the Packers one though. x
     
  10. DRW

    DRW New Member

    The Pbone website suggests they have them in stock in yellow.
     
  11. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    The ones in Packers look identical to the Pbone in the pictures. Not seen them in the flesh though.
     
  12. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    So Packers have seen something succesful and then produced their own version?
    Stick to the Pbone - it has the pedigree
     
  13. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    After trying several, I am must say that I do not share in the enthusiasm for this product.
     
  14. Ianroberts

    Ianroberts Well-Known Member

    On the very rare occasion that we have a nice summer, do they go soft ?
     
  15. bobbyp

    bobbyp Member

    I've noticed Hayes Music are selling these Tromba ones too, has anyone tried this one against the pBone?
     
  16. its_jon

    its_jon Member

    Just want to add my review.

    I tried a Pbone recently and like most people was very surprised at its playability and 'trombonyness'

    Trombone is not my first instrument but I can appreciate the difference between plastic and brass.
    No doubt a brass trombone is superior, however, at the lower and of the market a Pbone is a near match.
    Its perfectly priced, just right.

    In the hands of a good player you could easily win a slow melody contest on one of these !
    Compare brass to plastic side by side though and the brass is more complex in tone.

    Will be a fine choice for soul bands when miked up.

    GREAT for kids. Ideal choice for junior banding !
     
  17. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    I can't stop chuckling at this post - it's been a long day and this made me smile. Thank you Mr Roberts!
     
  18. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    what's good for the slides?
    Info on the pBone website talks about letting them bed in and the scratchiness wearing off with use, but is there anything apart from water that will help it along?
     
  19. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I wonder if silicon spray would do?
     
  20. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    I bought one for my 6year old and can testify to their robustness as he has thrown it in anger a couple of times and it still works as new.
     

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