Never lose your grip again!
Give your bones a rub
Inspired by Percy Danforth
If you saw How to Play the Bones with Percy Danforth, the definitive how-to-play-the-bones video, then you might recall watching Percy demonstrate how to keep musical bones from slipping. He rubbed each edge of the bone with a small cake of beeswax combined with rosin, just like the Traditional BoneGrip for sale here.
Do-it-yourself or get it here
You can find a small cake of beeswax in the plumbing section of your neighborhood hardware store for around five bucks or so. And with a little luck you can find a half-ounce container of violin rosin powder on eBay for six bucks. Odds are though, you will not find 100% pure hand-pulverized rosin anywhere, yet alone for six bucks. We also offer two other varieties of rosin powder you might like, also at a budget price.
Yes, you get a complete Percy Danforth inspired beeswax and rosin Traditional BoneGrip kit for half the cost of doing it yourself. Not only that—you also get a handy screw-top container to store your BoneGrip neatly in your bones bag. You even get full-color instructions! What's more, you can choose from our line of five—count 'em, five—classy varieties of BoneGrip products displayed below.
How it works
Just rub the edges of your musical bones along the side of the BoneGrip wheel. Three or four quick strokes is all it takes. This leaves a sticky residue of beeswax and rosin on your bones. The residue keeps your bones from slipping—even at high speed. Even better, some residue transfers from the bones to your hands. This is great when you change instruments in the middle of a set and still need a non-slip grip.
Pure beeswax and rosin gives you a great grip
Your BoneGrip wheel is made from 100% pure beeswax plus rosin. The product is particularly effective during cold weather when dehydrated conditions make grasping musical instruments with dry hands difficult.
Hand-crafted in small batches for serious musicians
You won't find BoneGrip products in stores. The only place you can get them is here. That's because BoneGrip products are crafted by hand in batches too small for wholesale distribution. The products are manufactured exclusively by the Bone Dry Musical
Instrument Co. for serious bone players and percussionists. Try BoneGrip on any musical instrument that needs a
secure no-nonsense grip.
Lasts a Long Time Too
- Musical bones
- Bodhran tippers
- All hand-held percussion implements
After nearly five years of continuous use, my personal beeswax and rosin wheel (pictured below) has barely shrunk at all.
1. Just rub the edges of your music bones (or drum sticks or spoons) along the side of the BoneGrip wheel. Three or four quick strokes should be enough. That's all there is to it. Now you've got a great grip.
2. Reapply as needed.
These are experimental products so quantities are limited.
If item sells out, expect 6 to 8 week wait for new batch.
Scroll down for details about all the classy BoneGrip products...