The pBone (1) was developed by Hugh Rashleigh and Warwick Music in 2011 as a lightweight and durable alternative to the traditional brass version, and being cheaper to buy, it was promoted as an ideal starter instrument. However, the quality of sound it is capable of producing compares favourably to its brass counterpart and it has achieved worldwide popularity with professional musicians. Ease of playing, a range of bright colours, and lightweight mini versions are all factors which encourage children to take up the instrument too.
The one-piece bell and gooseneck are made from injection moulded acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and the slide tube from glass-reinforced plastic. The ergonomic design of the instrument provides a comfortable and effective grip for a wide range of hand sizes and encourages good posture and the correct hand positioning.
The pTrumpet (2) is the 2016 winner of the Horner's Award for Plastics Innovation and Design. It is the worlds first all plastic trumpet with fully plastic valves and adjustable tuning slides. Like the pBone, it is made from ABS, and at 500g, is less than half the weight of a brass trumpet yet very durable. It incorporates BioCote anti-microbial technology and is also designed to accommodate hands of differing shapes and sizes.