Warburton P.E.T.E. Embouchure Trainer Si

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Embouchure Trainer

  • For brass wind instruments
  • To build up the lip muscles
  • Silvered brass
available since September 2009
Item number 236302
sales unit 1 piece(s)
£31
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Useful, in small doses
SB1 14.04.2014
The P.E.T.E. is a handy little tool, designed to strengthen the muscles of the embouchure. There are two exercises that the item is designed for, but no doubt others will be developed.

The item itself is very well manufactured; the silver plate is flawless, and it's very comfortable to use. It's also very easy to overdo the exercises, and Warburton do make this point themselves on their instructional videos. A little definitely goes a long way with this product.

I find this to be a very valuable tool for keeping the muscles of the embouchure strong when I have an enforced absence from the horn, such as on long business trips. However, it's not a substitute for practice, and I prefer not to use it as a supplement to practice either, as it's so easy to overdo. This is user error, however, and not a design flaw.
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Warburton's PETE
JoanL 02.08.2014
Excellent servcie from Thomann's as usual. Very quick despatch and packaging. I would certainly recommend them with hesitation. The PETE itself hasn't really worked for me. I find there is not enough guidance on its use so I think when I started to use it I maybe overdid it. Some exercises progressive use to build the embouchure would have been most helpful. I have returned to playing my cornet after 30 years and am now on the wrong side of 60 so my embouchure muscles are not great. I was a bit disappointed to be honest as the PETE received such rave reviews. Maybe the sensible thing would be to contact Warburton's for advice.
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I'm in love!
Anonymous 27.04.2015
This is a great product! Before i bought it I was a bit sceptical, but I decided to try it out and send it back if I wouldn't like it. WOW! I will never send it back! As a trombone player I cannot always practice where or when I want to, but with my P.E.T.E. I can at least keep my chops fresh if I can't practise sometime.
I always keep it in my pocket, and since it doesn't make any sound and is quite discrete, I can use it almost whereever I want.
It's also so small that you can always bring it with you without any problems.
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Great lip-workout tool
TK--- 24.09.2014
Having read about the P.E.T.E and the effects others felt with it, I felt compelled to give it a go.

The quality is excellent and its comfortable to hold, comes with clear instructions on the different methods that can be used....

... but the big question is, does it work?

In short - Yes, with certain proviso's.

1) This is not a substitute for regular practice.
2) It's possible to over-use it and leave your lip muscles feeling overly stiff the following day (with undesirable effects on your playing) - there's a fine line between doing good and over-doing it.
3) It's not a good idea to use before practice. In the evening (in front of the TV, for example) when it's not going to impact on your days playing, however, does yield some positive effects.

There's no substitute for proper practice, but these exercizes compliment it nicely.
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