TromboneSpineSaver™
Performance Stand

Relieve Trombone Pain

Ease Spinal Stress

Relieve Left Hand & Shoulder Stress

Correct Seating and Standing Posture

"It saved my trombone career and my own well-being"
AA, Phoenix AZ

TromboneSpineSaver™ Performance Stand - Alleviate Trombone Pain

Excellent for trombone pain relief, the TromboneSpineSaver™ Performance Stand (Patent No. 7473833) relieves 100% of back, left hand and wrist stress commonly associated with trombone performance. It is fully maneuverable, taking into account three stress vectors: vertical, lateral and posterior/anterior.

Each vector has its own unique adjustment operated by quick-release set screw knobs for rapid, smooth and accurate adjustment, allowing the performer to achieve the exact mouthpiece angle desired. The newest model fits all makes of trombone, whether small bore, large bore tenor with F attachment or bass trombone with F and D valves.

Vertical adjustments are made secure with a set screw knob that will hold the heaviest of instruments without slippage.

Accessories include a belt clip attachment that clips to an ordinary key ring clip on any belt, allowing the player to go directly from seated to standing performance while remaining fully adjustable to the needs of the player.

The TromboneSpineSaver™ Performance Stand was invented out of a need to relieve the back stress accumulated after twenty years of trombone performance. Mr. Holtfreter had completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music at the University of Michigan School of Music and was in his ninth year performing with The Galliard Brass Ensemble, a brass quintet based in Ann Arbor, Michigan when he discovered that he was experiencing rotation in the 5th lumbar vertebrae, stressing an adjacent vertebral disc. He consulted a doctor and, with the evidence of spinal x-rays, found that the 3rd cervical vertebrae and the 6th thoracic vertebrae were rotated as well. He underwent spinal adjustments to correct the problem, but the adjustments did not change the condition. It became apparent that holding the trombone for two or more hours a day was the source of the stress.

Reviews

I purchased the Trombone SpineSaver Performance Stand for my husband, who is a professional musician. He was found to have...

GB

Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-05T23:59:18+00:00

GB

I purchased the Trombone SpineSaver Performance Stand for my husband, who is a professional musician. He was found to have bone cancer and a resection of his left upper arm was necessary, and later a tumor in his neck caused him to have lack of strength with both arms and hands. The SpineSaver has enabled him to be able to continue practicing while undergoing treatment, as he is unable to lift his horn nor maintain it's position. There is difficulty in trying to remember where the placement of the brackets attach, as the online photos did not quite match his horn. He has enjoyed playing again, now that he can use the stand to support the horn and keep it balanced. Thanks,

Hello, I have long been an advocate of products to help with the difficulties of playing a wind instrument caused...

James J Ww.
Belton, TX

Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-06T00:01:37+00:00

James J Ww.
Belton, TX

Hello, I have long been an advocate of products to help with the difficulties of playing a wind instrument caused by everything from muscle strain to physical handicaps. In my particular case, my bass trombone was causing a strain in my right shoulder and neck. I had experimented in the past with several means of supporting the instrument. None of them seemed to really fit the bill. Recently I came across an advertisement for the "Trombone Spinesaver". I have found it to be the answer for my situation. I am not having to support the instrument, other than the normal balancing with the left hand. This frees up my "smallish" left hand to more effectively operate the double triggers. It also has corrected my tendency to put weight on my slide arm. It absolutely makes playing this rather heavy horn fun again. My first test was a 2 hour jazz ensemble rehearsal. I came away feeling no stress, no pain, and really enjoying my newfound trombone spinesaver. The care that Jonathan Holtfreter took to make sure the spinesaver was set up for my playing was outstanding. We had a couple of phone conversations, emails, and he even requested pictures of me holding my instrument to insure that his tweaking was accurate. I was most impressed. It is an excellent product and worth every penny!

I was impressed with how much of a difference I felt after using the Trombone SpineSaver for just the first...
Michael D.
Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-06T00:02:01+00:00
Michael D.
I was impressed with how much of a difference I felt after using the Trombone SpineSaver for just the first time. The first thing I noticed was that I wasn’t holding up the trombone anymore, instead, all I had to do was balance it. This was a great help for when I was doing any type of long practicing because of the complete elimination of any stress on my hand and back. But it also helped to correct any problems in my posture while playing. The SpineSaver can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit your posture, and then be locked into that position. Because you have to constantly keep your body at that specific height you eventually gain the feeling for a correct posture to the point of where in a performance you can snap right into the perfect playing position. I have been using the Trombone SpineSaver Performance Stand for the past few months and have yet to encounter any issues with it. I would definitely recommend this to a trombonist of any skill level and age.

It is my belief that, when used properly, the TromboneSpinesaver™ performance stand greatly reduces the amount of stress on the...
Quinton H.
Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-06T00:02:26+00:00
Quinton H.
It is my belief that, when used properly, the TromboneSpinesaver™ performance stand greatly reduces the amount of stress on the hand from playing. Using the TromboneSpinesaver™ really makes the long practice sessions feel more comfortable and I most certainly would have not been able to make it through those sessions without it. But of course, one must remember to take adequate rest during practice sessions to reduce the buildup of stress. For me, using only the clamp that attaches before the first slide brace worked best for me. (No hooks or straps). That way I can still get a little bit of flexibility for face shifts. As someone who suffers from tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, I would definitely recommend this to anybody who spends a substantial amount of time practicing trombone.

When I started playing trombone in 5th grade, they issued us a type of trombone known as the Tenor Trombone....

John B.
Ann Arbor, MI

Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-06T00:02:50+00:00

John B.
Ann Arbor, MI

When I started playing trombone in 5th grade, they issued us a type of trombone known as the Tenor Trombone. Because we were fifth graders, the large instrument’s weight was too much for us, and pulled our heads towards the instrument; making us lean our head far to the left. We were further hindered by the “counterweight” that only enhanced the problem. Not only does leaning your head to the side look silly, but it restricts your airflow and makes you sound airy. Later, I started taking lessons with Mr. Holtfreter. He’s helped improved my playing a lot, and he also noticed my head problem. That’s when he gave me the demo TromboneSpineSaver™. The TromboneSpineSaver™ eliminated all the weight that was pulling my head down, and all the weight necessary to hold it. Seriously, I could hold it with one finger with no trouble. This made it easier to concentrate on holding my head straight and still play the music well. I noticed dramatic improvement because my airflow was no longer being restricted. They should issue all the 5th graders these stands so they have good posture from the get-go. I recommend this to all trombone players. -John B. Student of Mr. Holtfreter and a member of his trombone choir 2011
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