Whole Sun-Bleached Ox Rib Bones
You can't go wrong with natural whole uncut sun-bleached ox bones. After all, folks have been making musical bones with this stuff for thousands of years. The premium ribs below are specially graded for bone-making - and guaranteed to produce the best sounding natural musical bones you ever did rattle.
The ribs graded 'Scrawny Regular' are the most plentiful and might work better than you think.
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|Why So Many Choices?|
Even if you can find a shop that sells this product, there's no telling what you will see when you open the box. That's what sets Bone Dry Music apart from the rest. We do our best to avoid surprises when you open the box. That's why we offer you so many choices...so you have more control over what you get.
Here's what we want you to say when you open the box, "Yep, that's pretty much what I was expecting."
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What Makes These the Best Darned Musical Rib Bones this Side of the Rocky Mountains?
Once each year during the spring I get a shipment of whole, uncut, naturally sun-bleached ox ribs from an itinerant ranch hand out
Every autumn Jim travels across the Rockies to work on a cattle ranch. While there he scours the range for old bones. He identifies each bone by species, then soaks them in water "until there is no meat left on them." Next he scrubs them up clean and lays them out in the sun to dry. Finally, after the bones are looking their best and the winter snows thaw, he crates them up and ships the entire lot to me here in Saint Louis. And in case you were wondering, Jim uses no bleach, no chemicals, and no heat in the cleaning process. "Yes, it is all natural," he assures me.
Full Resonant Sound
Bones from animals that died from old age are heavier and harder than bones from young slaughtered animals. "They died naturally of old age on a cattle ranch in Wyoming," says Jim. Bones from animals that died of old age have large open pores in the marrow. Such bones are highly regarded for the full-bodied, vibrant, echoing tone they produce.
Heavy and Clunky
Bones from old critters are heavy and clunky. They might be too awkward for a novice. But these fine quality instruments are a must for any serious bone player. Grip Tip: You might prefer a two-finger grip with old animal bones.
Naturally Bleached By the Sun
The bones in this collection have aged under the sun for a good stretch of time. Jim reports that "the bones I find in the field are maybe one or two years old." So if you are looking to get your hands on genuine, bone-afide, bone-dry products, then you have come to the right place.
|Bone Crafter |
|You must be absolutely delighted with the finished musical instruments created from these Whole Sun-Bleached Ox Bones. If you are not happy with the finished musical bones you craft from these bones for any reason - or for no reason - then just give me a holler and I will send your choice of an immediate full refund or free replacement bones absolutely free. And the shipping is on me. So if the bones you make don't turn out how you like them, then just keep 'em and try again.|