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Aaron Plunkett Plastic Blue Bones, slim
Aaron Plunkett Slim Plastic Blue Bones
Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper. High Pitch.

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  • Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper
  • Spiritually enriched
  • Vegan sensitive
  • Cast from actual rib bone
  • Relatively higher pitch
  • Long and thin: 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).
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Only $24.97 pair

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Product Code: 108-3-1

Description Technical Specs
Aaron Plunkett's Slim Plastic Blue Bones
Extraordinarily Quiet...almost a whisper
Long and thin, relatively higher 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 Slim version are lightweight and deliver a relatively bright tone. By comparison, the Stout version are substantially thicker and generate a lower tone.

Thin and Pliable
Some of the Slim bones curve a bit more than 28 degrees. (28 degrees is the traditional arc for musical bones.) Curvy bones are harder to play backwards, which is important to some players. So curvature might be an issue if you like playing the bones backwards. However, Slim bones do bend fairly easily. In fact, if you bend Slim Blue Bones too much they will snap and break. But since they are fairly pliable (at least in warm weather), you might be able to adjust the arc to meet your own preferences. Slim Blue Bones might be the only musical bones with an adjustable arc, which is either an advantage or disadvantage depending on your outlook.

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 Blue Bones October 18, 2010
Reviewer: rob from Massa-who-setts United States  
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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3 of 5 Slim Blue Bones September 21, 2010
Reviewer: Michael Sakarias from Juneau, AK United States  
The slim pair about 6 3/4", about 1/2" shorter than my Danforth bones. The pair weighs 82 grams. (A Danforth Pine pair weighed 41 grams.)

These are about are an inch wide at the upper end and  1 3/16" wide at the bottom, and 3/16" thick at the thickest part of one slim bone and 1/4" at the thickest part of the second. They are tied together at the end with a 3" leather cord.

They are noticeably flexible and quiet to play. The sharp sound of hard wood bones or carnivore bones is gone. Also, I can feel the flexibility as an extra little vibration when playing them.

Testing these with a sound level meter set to the dBA scale, I played fast, continuous triplets. The Slim Blue Bones measured around 74-75 dB while Danforth pine bones measured about 90-92 dBA.

If you are used to loud bones sounds, these will be heard as subdued, almost dull. (Comparing the sound of Slim Blue Bones with Stout Blue Bones, the Slim have a generally duller sound.)

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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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5 of 5 I like my blue bones! September 10, 2010
Reviewer: Frederick Crouse from Baltimore, MD United States  
These bones have a lot of "features". The designer managed to give me a few welcome surprises:
-These boneshave a rough finish, unlike most plastic prodcts. They intentionally have an unfinished surface feel, which eliminates any gripping issues.
-Not symmetrical. Each bone is different, and they emulate natural bones.
-The plastic used gives them a bit of flex. They can be muted easily, making them handy for sessions where quiet clacking is better. They can deliver a good crack, tho.
-In a mold, there must be an "end" where plastic is pushed into the mold. It often shows as a blemish. Here, the "end" is in the  spot one would drill through the bone to attach a lanyard, to keep them together. The "end" is a pre-drill spot for this. Nice touch.
I found these bones a welcome addition to my pouch, and will use them as I progress as a musician. For what it is worth, I would advise other bone players to do the same.

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