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Pearl AshTone Wood Block  Natural Large

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This attractive wood block is made of very hard ash wood, so it produces a lot of volume at a low pitch. The AshTone percussion block also comes with...Click To Read More About This Product

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For those who prefer the natural tone of wood in their blocks.

This attractive wood block is made of very hard ash wood, so it produces a lot of volume at a low pitch. The AshTone percussion block also comes with a mounting clamp for mounting on any 3/8" post.


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PearlAshTone Wood Block
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Huge tone (5)
  • Sensitive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • School bands (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than agogo, wood block, jam block

I have been searching for years for a block sound that is dry, responsive, natural (woody), and pitched in a way that it won't be masked by other elements. Pearl got it...Read complete review

I have been searching for years for a block sound that is dry, responsive, natural (woody), and pitched in a way that it won't be masked by other elements. Pearl got it right with this series, and offer it in three pitches, voiced similarly to agogo bells so that these can be used as part of a clave accompaniment.

It is a shame that most vendors don't give accurate information on this series. Several responses below incorrectly identify this as the large block (PAB-100). This is in fact the PAB-50 medium block. I had to go to another vendor to order the PAB-20 small block, which just arrived and now gives me a nice agogo pair with the PAB-50 that I bought on this site last year. The PAB-100 is much lower pitched and wouldn't fit into as many contexts.

Although I am using these as wooden agogo bells, I think their main intent is to be used as a more organic and warm alternative to those plastic jam blocks that have become so popular.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

revised review... small sweet spot

I was all excited to get my wood block...and got a terrible sound from it but after futher review...I found you can produce a decent sound... but the sweet...Read complete review

I was all excited to get my wood block...and got a terrible sound from it but after futher review...I found you can produce a decent sound... but the sweet spot is small...a 2 to 3 inch radius in the center of block... out by the edge...best sounds produced by hitting it with the side of the stick on edge of block...I still like one piece blocks better...but I wanted to give this product more of a fair review...and I use it today.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than agogo, wood block, jam block

By Mark Schmieder

from Concord CA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

    I have been searching for years for a block sound that is dry, responsive, natural (woody), and pitched in a way that it won't be masked by other elements. Pearl got it right with this series, and offer it in three pitches, voiced similarly to agogo bells so that these can be used as part of a clave accompaniment.

    It is a shame that most vendors don't give accurate information on this series. Several responses below incorrectly identify this as the large block (PAB-100). This is in fact the PAB-50 medium block. I had to go to another vendor to order the PAB-20 small block, which just arrived and now gives me a nice agogo pair with the PAB-50 that I bought on this site last year. The PAB-100 is much lower pitched and wouldn't fit into as many contexts.

    Although I am using these as wooden agogo bells, I think their main intent is to be used as a more organic and warm alternative to those plastic jam blocks that have become so popular.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    percussion add on

    By v wall

    from bird rock, ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

      ....this is a great sounding block. well made, well priced. get all three sizes for your kit...MF should show all 3...the PAB 50 is the middle one....

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice sound

      By SEA201

      from Seat

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

      Pretty good sound from this block. Nice loud "TOK." Wish the opening on the clamp was larger to fit larger mounts (won't fit on a Mapex tom arm, for example). Other than that, it's a well-made block.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Wood Block

      By Monday317

      from Pittsburgh, PA

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      Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

      I really like this one. Used to be they had a large and small, looks like Big P settled on just the large. Anyway, you can whack it a dozen different ways, and get a dozen different sounds from it. I know there are a lot of decent plastic blocks out there, and many who swear by them. This is just a really nice block I personally think is worth having, if you are going to use a woodblock on your kit. Built nice, looks nice, priced nice.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome block

      By Kin

      from Macon, GA

      Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

      I mounted this on my Djembe for accents... awesome, I have had so many complements at gig's because of the projection and sound of this block.I am using the Lo version, I don't have the other two, but am considering ordering them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      revised review... small sweet spot

      By carvinbassman

      from Durango, Colorado

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

      I was all excited to get my wood block...and got a terrible sound from it but after futher review...I found you can produce a decent sound... but the sweet spot is small...a 2 to 3 inch radius in the center of block... out by the edge...best sounds produced by hitting it with the side of the stick on edge of block...I still like one piece blocks better...but I wanted to give this product more of a fair review...and I use it today.

       
      5.0

      Very nice

      By n/a

      from Florida

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

        I like the size (large enough to be solid but not too large to fit comfortably among other accessories), nice clear solid sound and seems well built. Overall I really feel like this was a great purchase.

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Bert

        from N.J.

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

          Better than any plastic jam block, two tones, tip of the stick and Side of the stick.

           
          5.0

          Aggressive sound

          By SPIDER

          from Ellensburg, WA.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Large venues
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

            I was kind of skeptical at first because I am NOT a fan of things made by pearl...But, I have to admit this wood block cuts through the whole band and is small enough I had no problem mounting it on my set. It is aggressive while it can be sensitive. Adds a great accent to the music.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Mislabeled Product

            By Bard

            from Seattle

            About Me Experienced

            Comments about Pearl AshTone Wood Block:

            Despite the description saying this is a large, low tone block, it is actually the PAB50 medium sized middle tone block of the set. I purchased this thinking this was the low tone block and now I have a useless second PAB50. Not really worth returning after costs for shipping it back. Just a disappointment in a box.

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