The Jiggs pBone has revolutionized trombone accessibility providing an immensely affordable way to obtain a trombone. This trombone may be made of plastic, but it sounds remarkably like a brass instrument. With immense versatility, the pBone can play everything from sultry jazz tunes to classic orchestral favorites. It can even produce a wide range of comical musical effects. Beyond its musicality, it is fun, coming in colors like blue, red, green, and yellow.
This modified instrument was initially introduced in classrooms as a way for students to learn the basics of trombone playing. Teachers and schools can more easily afford these plastic models to teach students about proper intonation, embouchure, and pitch before moving on to a true trombone. However, the superior tone and quality of the pBone has made it a favorite among professional trombonists. Many musicians have added this instrument to their collection for various purposes.
The pBone has a .500” bore and an 8” bell. It features a fiberglass hand slide with brass slide stockings on the inner hand slide. This easy moving device requires no slide lubrication. It is also lightweight at 1.8 pounds and features an ergonomic design which is perfect for beginning trombonists.
Endorsed by Jiggs Whigam, the pBone’s reputation has quickly grown among music professionals. Whigam is a professional musician who has been playing since he was 17 years old. An American, Jiggs Whigam resides primarily in Europe where he is the conductor of the BBC Big Band and artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Orchestra. Whigam also serves as a visiting tutor and artist at the infamous Guildhall School of Music.
The Jiggs pBone is the perfect trombone for students, beginners, or professional musicians who want a fun plastic instrument in their repertoire. Choose from among the fun colors available and begin sounding away on this creative trombone.
Inspired by the phenomenal success of the pBone, Jiggs has designed and produced a miniature version of it called the Jiggs pBone Mini. It is a medium bore Eb Alto trombone constructed of ABS plastic with a full seven positions and a well-intonated first octave.