Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Blocks

$26.95$36.95

Ascend wood blocks by Ron Vaughn are reliably tuned to an even scale. Players adding more blocks over time, or simply purchasing Ascend blocks as a set can rely on well tuned, scaled pitched blocks throughout the collection, just like the…
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Product Model Price Quantity
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #0.5 Piccolo RVP-AB.5 $26.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #1 Piccolo RVP-AB1 $26.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #2 Piccolo RVP-AB2 $27.95 Notify Me
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #2.5 Poquito RVP-AB2.5 $28.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #3 Picano RVP-AB3 $29.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #4 Small RVP-AB4 $32.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #5 Medium RVP-AB5 $34.95
Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Block - #6 Large RVP-AB6 $36.95

Ron Vaughn Ascend Wood Blocks - Product Information

Ascend wood blocks by Ron Vaughn are reliably tuned to an even scale. Players adding more blocks over time, or simply purchasing Ascend blocks as a set can rely on well tuned, scaled pitched blocks throughout the collection, just like they always have with Ron's signature fine tuned blocks.

Ron has been designing and building wood blocks for his company, and for many other major percussion companies since the 1960s. The Ascend series is a collection of 6 rock maple wood blocks ranging from brilliant high pitched Brazilian Piccolo block styles, to large, full bodied models. These designs are in the great tradition of Ron's world famous full bodied, single slot design found in most all wood block designs today. Ron set this standard decades ago with what was then a radical departure from previous wood block designs. Today, Ron's now classic designs are considered the way wood blocks are made, whether manufactured from natural materials or synthetic polymers and plastics.

Ron's “Ascend” collection makes available high quality, well tuned and good sounding natural wood blocks to players everywhere who need a value priced alternative to either Ron's classic signature blocks, or to the unrealistically priced imitations of his blocks sold by others, who are often not the manufacturers of the very products they sell.

Ron Vaughn Ascend wood blocks are made of Rock Maple and are made in the USA. Tuning is approximate, to be used as a reference point only.

Sizes

  • The Ascend AB.5 Brazilian Piccolo Wood Block measures 1 ¾″ × 1 ⅞″ × 4 ¾″ and is tuned to approximately D natural.
  • The Ascend AB1 Brazilian Piccolo Wood Block measures 1 ¾″ × 1 ⅞″ × 5″ and is tuned to approximately C#.
  • The Ascend AB2 Brazilian Piccolo Wood Block measures 1 ¾″ × 1 ⅞″ × 5 ½″ and is tuned to approximately B natural.
  • The Ascend AB2.5 Brazilian Poquito Wood Block measures 2 ⅜″ × 2 ⅜″ × 6″ and is tuned to approximately A natural.
  • The Ascend AB3 Picano Wood Block measures 2 ⅜″ × 2 ⅜″ × 6″ and is tuned to approximately F sharp.
  • The Ascend AB4 Picano Wood Block measures 2 ⅜″ × 2 ⅜″ × 7″ and is tuned to approximately E natural.
  • The Ascend AB5 Picano Wood Block measures 2 ¾″ × 2 ¾″ × 9″ and is tuned to approximately C sharp.
  • The Ascend AB6 Picano Wood Block measures 2 ¾″ × 2 ¾″ × 10″ and is tuned to approximately B natural.

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Comments:

I needed to replace a woodblock recently, and this works great for all-purpose band and orchestra. I bought the #5 Medium, though I would've liked to have heard sound samples of all the woodblocks. I suspect #6 or might be a bit better for my tastes, but #5 works well. In a perfect world I can buy one a year; I prefer the sound of the #5 woodblock to the sound of our comparable granite temple block. All in all a good woodblock on its own

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