Tone Bars

Samantha Fish and Albert Castiglia and their signature slides

Choosing the Right Tone Bar

Rocky Mountain Rail Rocket

   Standard Cut

   Single Cut - One End is Tapered
   Double Cut - Both Ends are Tapered
Ouray Astro Dog
   One Tapered End + a Bullet Nosed End
Rocky Mountain Rail Rock-It Tone Bar

This is a more traditional palm slide – or Tone Bar if you like – but still has the RMS Mojo on it! Nice weight and balance and will give tones like nothing else! It's as solid as the Rocky Mountains that this clay comes from!

If you want a little special sauce with your tone bar, we offer the Rail Rock-It in Standard Cut, Single Cut and Double Cut.

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Poncha Bullet Tone Bar

Here for the first time, RMS has combined two styles into one unique Ceramic Palm Slide. This one gives the options of a bullet-end with the comfort of a rail style tone bar.

Great for fast pull offs and is the only ceramic palm slide on the market that delivers those RMS Tones!! ...Bar None!

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The Hot Spike Tone Bar

This is our most straightforward tone bar that we offer. Simply, it’s a solid rounded bar of our clay composite material, with the ends slightly rounded as well. Then each tone bar is hand dipped half way in glaze.

By glazing only the playing surface, the raw clay side gives you better grip and better control. And the raw side goes through a final wheel polishing that leaves the clay with a beautiful “pewter” finish. Like the Rail Rock-Its, these too are available in three lengths.

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Chapita (Cha-Pete-Ta) Tone Bar

These are a smaller version of our popular Hot Spike tone bars (designed for old classic 1920's Oahu steels). These are a very simple rounded bar made from our ceramic composite material, unique to RMSC. The combination of these clays and our custom glazes creates a very versatile bar that can deliver a wider tonal pallet than the traditional "steel on steel" voicing.

The diameter or hand profile on these is almost 22mm (7/8") compared to the Hot Spike at about 29mm (1-1/16").

RMSC is the first to explore the world of possibilities that a ceramic tone bar can offer and are pleased to see others trying to offer something similar – that truly is the greatest form of flattery!!

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