Pbone Trombone (2021 Review)

We love reviewing products that have different qualities so that no one would have to be prevented from the joy of playing an instrument. So, in this article, we will review a different trombone which is a plastic trombone manufactured by Pbone.

Pbone Trombone is a plastic trombone which makes it different from the other trombones. The plastic makes it very lightweight and easy to carry around and we found it has a great sound quality. Don’t expect to be like a brass trombone but it is a great starter trombone.

Pbone Trombone Review

About: The first instinct when one encounters a plastic trombone is to think that there is no good that will come from it. However, that’s not true since this a very serious instrument and it also has some features that makes us compare it to the other saxophones in the market.

Features: Let’s start by mentioning that you should consider everything positive that we will say in our review of Pbone Trombone with the understanding that this is a budget friendly starter trombone. There is no way you can compare it to the trombones that have a much high price tag in the market but that’s not what the manufacturer is trying to by creating this trombone.

The fact that this trombone is plastic gives it some advantages that we will talk about below. For instance, it makes this trombone very lightweight. So, you can carry this trombone everywhere you go which is not something you can do with a brass trombone.

Other than that, the fact that it is plastic makes this trombone much cheaper. That is why, this product comes around a quarter of the cost of beginner brass trombones. Plastic makes this trombone also very durable which is another important thing if you carry your trombone around a lot.

Another reason we like this trombone a lot is because it comes with a very good sound quality that is comparable to the products that are at the higher end. As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, you shouldn’t compare any feature of Pbone Trombone to the products that cost thousands of dollars but considering its price tag, we can confidently say that the sound quality is satisfying.

One thing that we don’t like about this trombone is that the mouthpiece that comes with the trombone is very small and therefore not ideal. So, we suggest buying a new mouthpiece if you intend to get the most of this trombone.

Buyer’s Guide

What to Look for In a Beginner Level Trombone?

Buying an instrument is a different experience which highly depends on your level. As a general rule, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the tenor trombones would be the best option for a beginner level trombone player.  We can also say that bass trombones are the second best since they are the ones that are commonly used.

On the other hand, you don’t have to worry much if you’re a professional trombone player since it they can play a wide range of trombones but for the beginners, there are only two different variants straight and F-attachment trombones.

Quite easy to understand, straight trombones have no attachments yet include a counterweight to balance the instrument. Whereas the F-attachments have additional tubing in the bell bow for resting on the shoulder along with a trigger for extra tubing.

The tubing helps to reach for lower notes and making it easy to get along the difficult passages further. Even though they make it playing easy for advanced players, they also come with a higher price tag and they are also harder to carry around, that is why they are not often preferred by beginners.

We can say that the straight trombone is the easiest one to play and that is also the reason why it is often suggested to the students who just started out. They often come with a reasonable price tag, they are often lightweight and easy to play.

Conclusion: Pbone Trombone (2020 Review)

Not every trombone is the same and you should always look for the trombone that matches your goals and level best. It is always good idea to buy a beginner level instrument if you’re just a starter and an advanced level instrument if you’re a professional trombone player.

That is the reason we wanted to review Pbone Trombone because it is a great starter instrument that you can play for a very long time. It comes with a very reasonable price tag, it is very lightweight which makes it very easy to carry your instrument everywhere you go and it has a decent sound quality. We hope that you liked our review of Pbone Trombone!

Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone (2021 Review)

If you’re going to play an instrument for a long time, you need to make sure that the trumpet you buy has the right materials and that will last you for long years to come up. Since we know that, we will review one of the best beginner trombones in the market which is Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone.

Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone is one of the most popular beginner trombones in the market and there are good reasons for it such as 495-inch bore, which produces a decent sound quality and it is also easy to play. It also comes with a great mouthpiece that and various other accessories which is surprising for a budget friendly instrument.

Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone is one of the most popular trombones in the market and there are a lot of good reasons for it that we will talk about below.

Features: Let’s start with the material used when creating Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone which is silver nickel finish and that makes this trombone very fascinating to look at and that also shows that the manufacturer produced this product so that it will be a great fit to beginners which we like a lot because there are not a lot of high-quality trombones made for beginners but this product is definitely that.

Other than that, we should also mention that this trombone comes with decent sound which is especially good considering the fact that this product is a great beginner trombone. It also comes with a very high-quality mouthpiece but you can still buy a new mouthpiece if you need something different.

The manufacturer also considered the young people when manufacturing this instrument and that is why they produced a trombone that is very light weight at 11.15 pounds and that makes this trombone easy to carry around and hold for long hours.

It is also worth mentioning that this product produces an easy tone production and projection since it has a .495” bore which we also believe that is a great choice because the sound quality might be the most important to look at in an instrument and Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone is a great option in that sense. We also want to say this trombone comes with a weighted balanced which helps keeping the instrument in balance which can also be very important.

We also like the fact that the manufacturer created this product so that it can endure any drops or other damages. This was done with the beginner students in mind because beginners are less likely to take care of their trombone carefully.

However, we should mention that there are some things about this instrument that we don’t particularly like such as the lack of accessories. This product only comes with a case but one expects more than that.

What to Look for In a Beginner Level Trombone?

Buying your first instrument of buying an instrument if you’re not an advanced level trombone player can be a little tricky since the chance that you might your decision later is not low because the experience you have with regards to buying a trombone is not too much which is also the reason why the chance that you might make a mistake and buy the right instrument is not high.

That is why we always suggest knowing what you’re looking for in a trombone before you make your purchase including your expectations from it. The main reason for that is that if you don’t find the ideal instrument for your level, there is a good chance that you will not be satisfied with what the product delivers.

For instance, if you’re a beginner, you should know that the most suitable trombone for beginners is often tenor trombone, while bass trombones can be considered as the second-best option for beginners.

Your options increase if you’re an advanced level trombone player since you can buy different kinds of trombones but if you’re a beginner, you only have two different options such as straight and F attachment trombone.

Whereas the F-attachments have additional tubing in the bell bow for resting on the shoulder along with a trigger for extra tubing which makes it possible to reach for the lower notes and that is also the reason beginners prefer F-attachment trombones sometimes. However, keep in mind that F-attachment trombones can weight a little bit more which makes them harder to carry around and that can be a deciding factor if you’re in a marching band since the chance that you will move the product around is very high.

Another thing that is worth mentioning about this issue is that you should look for a trombone that comes with various accessories which makes maintaining and cleaning the instrument very easy since taking care of an instrument is important as buying an instrument since what is an instrument good for if you don’t take care of it properly.

As for the price range, we should mention that you can buy a beginner level trombone for a price that is between 100$-500$ which became possible after it became much easier to produce an instrument.

Conclusion: Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone (2020 Review)

Who would think that buying a high-quality beginner level instrument is possible for a price that will not discourage you or hurt your budget but it is possible today because there are some instrument that manages to do that such as Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone.

That is also the reason we wanted to review Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone because we believe a lot of beginner level musical students can benefit from this high-quality beginner instrument. Keep in mind that it is not the highest quality product in the market, so, keep your expectations accordingly.

Mendini Euphonium (2021 Review)

If you’re a beginner euphonium player who is looking for a budget friendly and trustworthy euphonium, you’re in the right place because in this article, we will review the euphonium made by Mendini which is a great beginner instrument.

Mendini Euphonium is an amazing beginner instrument which made by Mendini which is not surprising since they make very good beginner instruments and this instrument is not an exception. This product is lightweight, well built, produces a decent sound and comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Mendini Euphonium (2020 Review)

About: Mendini is a very trustworthy instrument manufacturer and they are very popular among musical students since they make very high-quality products and they don’t put ridiculous price tags on them.

Features: Let’s start our review by saying something honest. You take all the positive things that we will say below with the consideration that this product has a very reasonable price tag and it delivers everything that a beginner musical student needs from an instrument. However, if you’re looking for an advanced level euphonium, this is not the product that you’re looking for.

Let’s start by mentioning that this euphonium comes in two different versions which are nickel and lacquered yellow brass. Keep in mind that the choice of the material won’t make a difference in the sound quality or anything, so, you can get the one that whichever you think looks better. Keep in mind that the choice that the students make is often gold.

As for the sound quality, we should mention that, considering its price tag, this euphonium has a clean voice, accurate tone, bright and penetrating sound. It is also worth mentioning that you can play all the registers with no problem but some students reported that it takes a little bit of concentrated air to play some notes.

We should mention that this product doesn’t have a compensating valve which is expected considering the fact that it comes with a very reasonable price tag. Pedal register is present in Mendini Euphonium which is another good thing about this instrument. So, we can say that this is a fairly good instrument for a fairly low price.

Another thing that is worth saying about this euphonium is that it comes with a .566” bore and a 12” upright bell and four stainless steel smooth top action pistons all of these features makes it very easy to play which is essential in a beginner level instrument.

We also like the fact that this product comes with various accessories such as a mouthpiece, a hard case, a cloth, and a pair of gloves which are the things that you definitely need sooner or later.

You don’t need to worth about the potential manufacturer defects that might happen on some instruments since Mendini Euphonium comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Should You Buy a New or a Used Euphonium?

Should you buy a new or a used euphonium? Our take on this issue is the following: it is not a good idea to buy a used instrument it is your only option. Because there is a chance that the euphonium you buy will come with defects that you don’t understand in the first glance.

So, it is always a better idea to buy a new instrument if you have the budget for it. However, buying a used instrument might make sense if you’re not sure whether you’re going to play that instrument for a long period of time. In that case, renting also might be a good idea.

As a general rule, it is fine to buy a used instrument if you’re an advanced level player since you’re more likely to understand the defects on the product. We should also mention that regardless of your level, you should always get a mouthpiece with the instrument you buy to avoid any potential problems in hygiene.

Conclusion: Mendini Euphonium (2021 Review)

Starting to play euphonium is a great thing but you should be careful about your first instrument if you want to stick your habit because if you don’t like the instrument you buy, the chance that you’re going to play that instrument for a long time will decrease a lot.

We like Mendini Euphonium a lot in that sense because it is one of the highest quality beginner instruments in the market that comes with a price tag is very reasonable compared to the other euphoniums in the market and that is the reason we wanted to review this instrument. We hope that our review was helpful to you when you’re making your decision!

Eastar Trombone (2021 Review)

If you’re one of our regular readers, then you probably know that we love reviewing a wide range of instruments in our articles and in this article, we will review the Eastar Trombone which is a great beginner trombone. It is very exciting for us because it is not common to see a high-quality product like this with a price tag like this.

Before we get to our detailed review let’s mention that Eastar Trombone is an ideal option for beginner trumpet players who are looking for a trombone that they can play for a very long time. We like this product in that sense because even though it is not a professional trombone, it is a solid and high-quality trombone.

Eastar Trombone Review

About: This is a well-built trombone that has a robust design, it has a decent sound quality and it comes with very reasonable price tag. There is not much more you can expect from a beginner instrument, really. Eastar Trombone can also be a great back-up trombone because of its lightweight.

Features: When we take a look at Eastar Trombone the first thing that catches our attention is the fact that this product is very lightweight at 9.28 pounds. That is why, this trombone can be held for long hours with no problem even by kids and that is why you might consider this one if you’re looking for an instrument for your kid.

This product comes with a clean voice, accurate tone, bright and penetrating sound that you can only find in the trombones that have a much more expensive price tag. It features a stunning yellow brass body construction which is also nice because sound is not the only important thing in an instrument.

It also comes with a small bore which makes it ideal for different types and styles of musicians and genres. It is also designed to provide a better and more accurate tone, than many other trombones, on the market.

Considering its price tag, it is very nice of the manufacturer to include various accessories with the product such as hard carrying case, a pocketbook for trombone, gloves, soft cleaning cloth, and oil for the slide. Hard carrying case is not something that one often encounters in budget friendly instruments.

As for the durability, we should mention that it is very good. However, it is not built like a tank, so, always be careful about the dings and other damages that might happen to the product.  

We also like the fact that Eastar Trombone comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is nice considering that you never know what you will encounter after you buy an instrument. Keep in mind that this doesn’t cover the damaged made by you.

Buyer’s Guide

What to Look for In a Beginner Level Trombone

As with any other thing that you buy, there are different trombones that are at different levels in the market. So, the best thing you can do is to buy a trombone that matches your level and your needs because otherwise you might encounter some problems.

It doesn’t make sense to buy a beginner level instrument if you’re a professional trombone player since the chance that it is going to disappoint you is very high. On the other hand, we also don’t suggest buying an advanced level trombone if you’re a beginner for a couple of reasons.

The first reason is a very obvious one which is the price tag. We never advise our readers to spend hundreds of dollars for an instrument if they are new at playing that instrument since it can be hard to stick with any habit for a variety of reasons and that also goes for playing musical instrument. Therefore, you will regret your decision if you decide to stop playing and that is why it is a better to buy an instrument that won’t make you go broke.

The main reason for that is that the market of musical instrument has changed a lot in the recent years. It is possible to find a very high-quality instrument for a price tag that might surprise you like between 150$-$300$ Dollars. On the hand, it makes sense to pay a lot for a trombone such as more than 500$ if you’re an advanced trombone player.

Conclusion: Eastar Trombone (2021 Review)

Buying a budget friendly instrument for a much more reasonable price tag is much easier today thanks to the high technology. So, you don’t have to break bank to be able to have a new habit like playing trombone.

To be able to do that, you need a great instrument that will help you when you’re starting your journey and there are not a lot of trombones in the market that will do that for you other than Eastar Trombone which we wanted to review exactly for that reason. We hope that our review was helpful to you!

Mendini Trombone (2021 Review) ​

We like the instruments made by Mendini so much that we reviewed their clarinet and trumpet before and this article, we want to review the trombone made by them since we believe it can last long years for musical students.

Mendini Trombone is a great student or a beginner trombone that comes with a durable material, it has a clear, powerful and bright sound. It is also affordable and it makes it possible for musical students to play trombone without breaking the bank which is very important.

Keep reading our review if you want to learn more about Mendini Trombone which we believe have some features that you will like a lot instantly.

Mendini Trombone Review

About: As mentioned in the beginning of our review, Mendini Trombone is a great fit for beginners since it manages to provides almost all the things that other trombones but it doesn’t have a crazy price tag that might make you hesitant to spend so much on an instrument that you may or may not continue playing the long term.

Features: We will talk about this trombone in a very detailed way but let’s start with the material of this product with is gold lacquer finish. We can confidently say that it is very high-quality considering the fact that it comes with a very reasonable price tag.

We like the fact that you can play various genres with this trombone but it is especially the best for playing jazz since it comes with a small bore. As for the sound quality, we should say that Mendini Trombone has a decent sound quality that is bright, clear and powerful which is something you often see in products that are at the higher end at the price range.

It is also worth mentioning that this product this product is made of a very durable material that will last you for a very long time. So, you can get this trombone and you don’t have to get a new one until you become an advanced level trombone player which in that case it might be a better idea to buy a trombone that has a higher price tag. Therefore, we can say that this Mendini Trombone is great for a beginner who wants play the same instrument but not looking for a professional level instrument.

Even though this product comes with a great design, there is something that we don’t particularly like which is the fact that it can be a little hard for kids to reach the water key since they have small hands.

Buyer’s Guide

What to Look for in a Beginner Level Trombone

It is very important to get the right product for your level which is especially true if you’re a beginner. We can say that as a general rule, the best type of trombone to buy is tenor trombone if you’re a beginner but you can also buy a bass trombone which is also considered as second-best trombone for a beginner.

There are also two different variants of which are straight and F attachment trombones. F attachment trombone has an additional tubing in the bell bow for resting on the shoulder along with a trigger for extra tubing which helps playing the lower notes but they can be heavier and harder to carry.

Not surprisingly, you have better options when you’re an advanced trombone player but if you’re a beginner it is better to go with a straight trombone and f attachment trombone. F attachment trombones can be a little bit easier to play but they are also very hard to carry around and that is why you need to make your choice according to your needs which will be very important. Getting a straight trombone makes sense because they cost lower which can a deciding factor for student who just started playing the trombone.

As for the price tag, we should mention that in today’s world, like everything, buying a high-quality instrument for a reasonable price tag is much easier. It is possible to find a great budget friendly trombone for a price between 150$-400$. However, if you’re looking for a professional trombone, you should be willing to pay much more.

Conclusion: Mendini Trombone (2021 Review)

Buying your first instrument is important considering that it is the product that will give a start to your journey of playing a musical instrument. Since we know that, we do our best to bring the best products to you so that you don’t buy a product that you will regret later.

In this review, we took a look at the Mendini Trombone which is a great trombone that is ideal for beginners. We hope that you liked our review and found it helpful when you’re making a decision!