The sound and feel of a traditional brass trombone, in a super lightweight design. Easy to maintain, the tough ABS construction can stand up to the rigours of the classroom and beyond.
pBone is the affordable trombone played by beginner musicians around the world.
Learn the pBone Way
pBone is a Bb trombone that packs all of the sound and playability of a brass instrument into a design that weighs just 800g (1.8 lbs). Despite the lightweight construction, pBone is durable and easier to maintain and repair than a brass trombone.
Pick Your Colour
With 9 bright colours to choose from, there's a pBone for everyone. Keeping your pBone looking great is easy too...you can even wash the mouthpieces in the dishwasher! The antimicrobial technology even helps to stop nasty bacteria from getting in the way of trombone practice.
Everything You Need
pBone comes complete with a sustainable, fabric carry bag for players on the move. 6.5AL and 11C small shank plastic mouthpieces are included, along with a two-year warranty. There are also stacks of free resources, to give trombone beginners everything they need to get started.
pBone was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2019. There have been other accolades, including NAMM Best in Show in 2012.
See and hear pBone!
Rich trombone sound. 9 colours to choose from. The 21st-century trombone.
Hear pBone in action!
A comparison between brass and plastic trombones.
An introduction to pBone from Matthew Gee.
pBone receives the Queen's Award for Innovation.
How to Buy pBone
Find pBone wherever you shop for instruments.
pBone YOUTUBE REVIEWS
$2,500 Trombone vs $150 pBone
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"Super durable, waterproof, they can get wet, they can get cold, they can get hot...it's not gonna mess up the plastic."
Cus Campbell - Trombonist
The pBone: Sounds Great, Real Tough
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"I really like this horn and think it's super cool because it's so light and durable...and my kids can pick it up and not completely break it!"
Jen Krupa - Trombonist, educator and composer
Comparing pBone (plastic trombone) with a Brass Trombone
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"For a plastic trombone, it's only about $150, it's pretty amazing. It does a good job and what I love about it is it's 3 lbs so you can take it anywhere you want!"
Paul Nowell aka Paul The Trombonist - Trombonist, music producer and songwriter.
A carbon-neutral trombone
The lightweight design of pBone doesn't just make it an ideal fit for beginner brass players: it's part of what makes it sustainable too.
Like all of our pInstruments, pBone is carbon-neutral and easily recyclable, and a lighter instrument means a smaller carbon footprint than traditional trombones. Our ABS design also requires fewer emissions than manufacturing brass instruments, and we are committed to offsetting our additional carbon.
Highlights from the Durham Brass Festival in 2017.
The lowdown on pBone
Is pBone difficult to maintain?
Traditional brass trombones demand a lot of TLC. Regular maintenance is needed, while repairs and replacement parts can soon get very expensive. pBone takes away this hassle, which is why it is a popular choice for educators. pBone is so easy to clean that it can even be washed in the bathtub, while replacement parts are available!
Does pBone sound like a brass trombone?
The best way to find out is by listening to the many videos available that show pBone played alongside a brass trombone. Our innovative design has seen pBones played around the globe, at festivals and concerts, along with a multitude of marching bands, gigs galore and of course lots of educational settings. Listen for yourself!
How do beginners get started with pBone?
If pBone is your first trombone experience, we have lots of free resources that are designed to give beginners everything they need to get started. We have videos about taking care of your instrument, guides to creating your first buzz, and lots of fun tunes to get stuck into!
Whether you're new to the trombone world or looking for more information about how to progress, we've got you covered.