ERGObone

Trombone / Bass Trombone support

Why the ERGObone?

Well, the reason for using it is actually very simple and obvious. The trombone weighs about 1,3 to 2,8 kilos (3,0 to 6,1 lb). Your left arm weighs about 4 to 5 kg (9 to 11 lb) and you keep both of them up at the same time. All the time when you play.

Of course, you can keep the trombone and the left arm up in a playing position, with continually tensed muscles. However, if you can avoid this, the important question is, is there really any sense in keep on doing it? Would the playing be better in the long run if your upper body could stay more relaxed?

The ERGObone helps you to keep a good posture and breathe more freely and efficiently. Would it not be better to lean, or even hang, your left arm on the trombone rather than keep it continually tensed up?

Yes, I’m trying to open your eyes…

If you really focus on the normal playing position, you will realize that it is really not sensible to stay for hours and hours in a static tensed position like this. I mean, really, if you could play without the static tension, why not do it?

Health issues have become important

The way the trombone is played was developed about 500 years ago. They did not understand anything about the ergonomics back then.

Today we do understand the ergonomic challenges involved in this. Furthermore, many present models have become a lot heavier; therefore that old irrational tradition of holding your instrument with the everlasting static tension should be questioned.

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Comfort after short adjusting time

You need some time to readjust your perception about trombone playing. You need a moment to get used to the different feeling of the nearly weightless instrument. You also need to practise how to handle the horn, everything cannot obviously be done exactly the same way as before, but the new way is not any worse, just slightly different. After that period, you will enjoy playing with less tension.

Only after you have learned to play with it you can say whether it is good or not. But like always, it is a lot easier to condemn something new without even trying it out!

That is why we have the 30 days money back guarantee, an easy and safe way to give this new and better way of playing the trombone a chance.  Just click the Order button and get your ERGObone, the new playing comfort will surprise you!

Technical details

In the ERGObone kit you will find the following parts:

  1. The black harness, with genuine leather covered shoulder paddings
  2. A chest part, made of clear acrylic plate and black plastic counter part
  3. The support rod with a spring mechanism and height adjustment
  4. The support tube made of aluminium

 

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A plastic fastener is attached near the centre of gravity of the trombone and it joins either in a monopod tube standing on the chair, or in a plastic counterpart hanging in a comfortable harness – similar to other wind instrument harnesses.

The spring mechanism enables a smooth playing experience. The trombone floats freely on top of the spring. You can adjust the horn to stay in desired height and fix that with the disc lock.

“It’s everything I had hoped and more. I can sit erect and therefore get better breath which, in turn, produces a better sound. I can also play longer without a breath. My upper range even seems better. It doesn’t get any better than that. The ability the support give you to move is great.”

– Larry Hutchins

Watch our tutorial videos, customer interviews and more!

YOUNG PLAYERS

The problem for children as every teacher knows is the slow collapse of the upper body under the stress of trombone weight.

FAQ

Check out frequently asked questions here!

SPECIAL TROMBONES

Read more about ergonomic solutions for special trombones.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us!

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