I got these in the mail today with some ebony minstrel bones. So far, I've been learning and practicing on the nautical style ox shin bones. These were so much easier to play at the proper tempo that I am doctoring my wrist right now, I played bones for 3 hours straight. While the ox shin and ebony bones have unique tones and a place in my collection, these hit it out of the park. Their lightness and shape aid my already practiced bone technique, and I was able to play along with bluegrass and Irish music better than I ever could with ox shin. I cannot wait to bust these out at the Irish session, the ease of playing and quieter sound will give me confidence.
A warning though, bones are still tough to play, even if they're as easy as these. I have not practiced much with my left hand yet, only having one pair until now, and these didn't enable my left hand to skip learning basic techniques.
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