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Aaron Plunkett Plastic Blue Bones, stout
Aaron Plunkett Stout Plastic Blue Bones
Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper. Low Pitch.

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  • Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper
  • Spiritually enriched
  • Vegan sensitive
  • Cast from actual rib bone
  • Relatively lower pitch
  • Short and stout: Great for small, regular and large hands
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Each pair is now tethered by a leather thong (not pictured).
Why shop here?
Only $24.97 pair

Quantity in Stock:1

Product Code: 108-3-2

Description Technical Specs
Aaron Plunkett's Stout Plastic Blue Bones
Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper
Short and stout, relatively lower pitch

Handcast from Genuine Irish Musical Rib Bones
Aaron Plunkett's Blue Bones are handcast from selected ribs in Aaron's personal collection of authentic hand-crafted Irish bones. That's why Blue Bones resemble real goat bones.

Each pair is molded from specially formulated urethane resin - or, "ancient dinosaur-goo," as Aaron likes to describe it. The resin compound is bolstered by an infusion of stone and metal particles plus pure clean air in a suspension that permeates the entire bone structure. This combination of advanced casting techniques, hi-tech (vegan sensitive) materials and natural rib design results in a balanced ergo-dynamic shape that gives you superior command of the instrument.

The outcome is a durable pair of remarkably quiet bones that are fun and easy to rattle.

Low-cost Alternate to Natural Goat Rib Musical Bones
You can buy natural goat rib musical bones online for around one-hundred dollars a pair. But why shell out those big bucks when you can grab these handcrafted Blue Bones at a fraction of the cost?

What's more, "Blue Bones are virtually indestructible," Aaron tells me. "They travel exceptionally well," he adds. "And you can even eat with em'," he claims. "Besides," he says solemnly, "nothing that I'm aware of is killed in order to make or produce Blue Bones."

Blue Bones have been in the works for years, and best of all, you can get them at a bargain price.

Delivers Extremely Quiet Tone
Blue Bones deliver an extraordinarily quiet tone. As one customer puts it, "These puppies are audible, but just barely." I found they were perfect in a session where the sound of bones rattling was a welcome addition to the tune, but I did not want to overpower my band mates.

Oh, and by the way...parents of young new players will absolutely love the soft tone too.

Not Too Heavy, Not too Light
The Stout version are substantially thicker and generate a lower tone. By comparison, the Slim version are lightweight and deliver a relatively bright tone.

Which is Best: Slim or Stout?
Slim Blue Bones deliver a relatively higher pitch. The Stout version delivers a relatively lower pitch. But I prefer to mix and match the Slim with the Stout. Specifically, I prefer the Slim bone in the striker position (closest to the pinky), and the Stout bone in the fixed position (closest to the thumb). But that's just my own personal preference.

Ideal for All Hand Sizes...Especially Small Hands
You will like the feel and grip of Slim and Stout Blue Bones no matter what size your hands are. But the thin Slim version and short Stout version make them especially attractive for players with smaller hands.

"My lady players say they love the way the petite bones feel in their hands," says Aaron, adding, "they are easy to hold and easy to play."

"The balance and weight combined with the natural shape of your Blue Bones really helps me understand the exact pendulum action needed to learn and play the bones with ease."

Amy K., Professor of Music
California Institute of the Arts

Who Should Get Blue Bones?
If you want a durable pair of environmentally friendly musical instruments that produce a soft mellow tone that won't overpower your band mates, then these Blue Bones are for you.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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5 of 5 feels good :) February 8, 2012
Reviewer: Pulu from Oulu, Finland  
I wanted a quieter, duller sound so that I could practice late while the rest of the house is asleep. These bones are ideal for that. But even better, the bones feel totally great - a real pleasure to play.

I also noticed that they don't bounce off each other quite so immediately as other materials do, which makes them feel again different. These bones are great, I'm already wanting a second pair :)

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5 of 5 Blue Bones October 18, 2010
Reviewer: rob from Massa-who-setts  
I will admit that there are many times that i feel, or get scolded for, wood or bone bones being too loud.   These bones remove that issue!
At first look they look like they will be toys, but then when you get your hands on them they are quite comfortable.  
The material that they are made out of takes a few minutes to get used to, the rebound might be different than your normal experience, but when you get that hit these bones turn out a quick snap.

You might not expect to get a good tone out of them but they provide a good clean "knock" that is not harsh in any sort of the word.

Get two sets, one of each size!

I would suggest these for quieter situations, car use (hey its not texting!), and for those who might like the experience of joining in a seisun but not wanting to be overpowering (albeit by their own rhythmical prowess or comfort level).
YMMV: I would consider myself an advanced beginner/intermediate player, with a quiver of wood and bone bones.

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4 of 5 Stout Blue Bones September 21, 2010
Reviewer: Michael Sakarias from Juneau, AK United States  
This pair are a bit over 6" long, a hair over an inch wide, about 5/16" thick in the middle, weight 94 grams and are tied together by a 3" long leather cord

The Stout Blue Bones are slightly flexible, not noticeable unless you try to flex them.

Thought the heft of these are similar to bone bones, the tone it not. These are pretty quiet. The sharp sound of wood or bones bones striking each other is subdued. (Comparing the sound of Stout Blue Bones with Slim Blue Bones, the Stout have a sharper sound.)

How loud, exactly? Playing a pair of wood bones and then the Plunkett Blue Bones in front of a sound level meter set to display in the dBA scale, playing fast, vigorous, continuous triplets at as close to the same effort as I could. Using Danforth Pine Bones as a standard, I measured 90-92 dBA. With the Plunkett Stout Blue bones, 76-78 dBA.

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4 of 5 Blue bones September 10, 2010
Reviewer: Susi Youngs from Visalia, CA United States  
I originally purchased a pair of slim blue bones, which also included a free stout pair.  They were just awful.  When I shared my disappointment, Bone Dry Music notified me that I had received a defective pair and would send a replacement.  The replacement set arrived today and is just great!   Feels better, looks better and plays better.  A nice, slightly quieter bones than those made of wood.  I am enjoying this set.  I think I like the slim pair best.  It has a little higher pitch and feels right in my hands.   A big thanks to Bone Dry Music for making things good for me even when I hadn’t even asked them to do so.  Quality people with a quality product.

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