When Terry introduced the original P.E.T.E. a few years ago, I ordered one immediately. It worked so well that I started referring to it as a "gig on a stick." On days I am actually unable to play my horn, when properly used, the P.E.T.E. works out my chops as much as a standard 4 hour engagement would. Because of the smaller diameter of the new P.E.T.E. PRO, working out with this version is even more challenging and beneficial. I refer to the new P.E.T.E. PRO as "2 gigs on a stick."
"I have been using the regular P.E.T.E. ever since Terry introduced me to it years ago. It has become one of my “Don’t leave home without it” tools. In the years of using it, I've found that I have to be careful not to overuse it as it really gives the muscles surrounding the lips a workout. Then came the new “P.E.T.E. PRO.” This new P.E.T.E. has a smaller disc that concentrates the workout spot on your embouchure without over taxing the orbicularis oris (muscles around lips).
I highly recommend the P.E.T.E. PRO. It will help maintain your endurance on the days off, and it will help you build strength and power with your daily practice."
The P.E.T.E. PRO is a lifesaver when it comes to keeping your chops in shape. The smaller disc on the pro helps to work the muscles that are used when playing in the extreme upper register. I like to use it with the regular Pete alternating between the two in my daily practice routine. It has really helped me to train my chops to really lock in on the slots above high c. It is also great to keep in shape when traveling. Sometimes while on tour, I have travel days which prevent me from getting a lot of playing in and the P.E.T.E. keeps everything in shape. The Pete pro is key for upper register development and consistency. Thanks Warburton team!