The general idea of ERGObrass supports is based on a simple fact that all brass instruments are heavy to hold. We all know that relaxation is very important in brass playing. However, holding the instrument in playing position inevitably produces a static tension in hands, arms, shoulders, upper body and throat.
Most players can play with this tension, of course – but the tension is always there and it does never anything good for playing even if you are used to it….
By using an ERGObrass support every brass player can stay totally relaxed while playing. The support rod will take all the weight away from the players hands and arms and transmit it to the chair or through a special belt pocket to the legs of the player. And in addition to the better efficiency, it is also very comfortable!