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Old 03-24-2012, 12:55 AM
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Default Jam Block or Cowbell?

I play all kinds of rock including punk, alternative etc. I can't decide whether to purchase a jam block or not.
Can anyone please help me decide with pros and cons.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:31 AM
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Default Re: Jam Block or Cowbell?

I use a jam block over my hi hats and a cow bell off my cymbal stand in front of the snare. The jam block is great for high volume rim knock effects in rock and it is a must for country. It is great for solos too.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Jam Block or Cowbell?

The blue JAM BLOCK can be a useable cross stick sound, by using it this way you'll really get your monies worth out of it.

Other than that JAM BLOCKS are pretty much percussive type flavors used here and there and not nearly everywhere, not like through the whole song as a main component to the groove like a cross stick sound.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Jam Block or Cowbell?

Thanks for replying, I think I'll go for it because I like the cross stick method and that it's great for solos.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:40 PM
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The blue JAM BLOCK can be a useable cross stick sound, by using it this way you'll really get your monies worth out of it.

Other than that JAM BLOCKS are pretty much percussive type flavors used here and there and not nearly everywhere, not like through the whole song as a main component to the groove like a cross stick sound.
I agree, after trying a few of them I bought the blue LP as well because the sound of it seemed to be more versatile which allowed me to use it in a wider variety of songs.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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What kind of songs are the Jam Block used in, just as examples?
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What kind of songs are the Jam Block used in, just as examples?
Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRqnNEOpe0
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:24 PM
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Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRqnNEOpe0
Sounds like the click track...yuck.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:43 AM
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Default Re: Jam Block or Cowbell?

Is that the Jam Block on tracks like Mud on the Tires by Brad Paisley, or One of those Lives by Brad Paisley in the verses, or Baby Girl by Sugarland in the first verse?

I play country music, so just trying to find some examples of it in newer country music.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:34 PM
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Steve Judd uses a jam block in this groove, and it sounds great.
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