R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back? Bookmark and Share

The bulk of the musical talk

R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby Roger Lewis » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:46 pm

I'm looking at resurrecting this brand and was wondering if there is any interest from the tuba/euphonium community in bringing them back for everyone. It will take a little time but I think they were very good products. Let me know.

Roger
"The music business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." Hunter S Thompson
User avatar
Roger Lewis
pro musician
pro musician
 
Posts: 1098
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:48 am

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby wagtuba23 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:50 pm

tuba mouthpiece YES!
wagtuba23
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:31 am
Location: Miami Florida

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby TubaDude » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:56 pm

Yes on the tuba mouthpieces.
User avatar
TubaDude
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:03 am
Location: Northwest Arkansas

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby Heavy_Metal » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:52 pm

Definitely.

Whatever happened to the original R&S operation?
Frank
Old Alexander BBb proto-163
1976 Sonora (B&S 101) 4-rotor BBb
1964 Conn 20J/21J BBb (one body, both bells)
1965 Mahillon 390 BBb
1970s Marzan Slant-rotor BBb
~1904 York 3-piston BBb Helicon
Heavy_Metal
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1282
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby Roger Lewis » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:46 pm

When Musician's Friend took over WWBW the declared that "we sell instruments and accessories, we aren't in manufacturing."

Roger
"The music business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." Hunter S Thompson
User avatar
Roger Lewis
pro musician
pro musician
 
Posts: 1098
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:48 am

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby bloke » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Well heck, as their plan - obviously - was to ashcan most of the employees (as well as their brick-and-mortar location), they certainly wouldn't have wanted any employees in particular to be particularly important to them, would they?
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 37916
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby humBell » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 pm

I'll chime in that i like the R & S mouthpiece i used quite bit.

Not yet well versed in mutes of any sort.
Ol' et sock & tuba
humBell
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Location: North Eastern U.S.

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby the elephant » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:49 pm

I never used the mute but was interested in trying one of them. Anyone have any comments based on actual experience? Might help Roger make a decision on resurrecting the mute versus the mouthpiece. It seems like there is some support for the mouthpiece, but no one has commented on the mutes either way. Something definite is more helpful than nothing at all. So, has anyone used one of these?
In the multiverse there is a TubeNet where we talk about how we greased our cat with toothpaste and hot sauce so it would fly better in the rain. Even then someone would ask whether the cat was lacquered or silver plated.
User avatar
the elephant
Papa Legba
Papa Legba
 
Posts: 12643
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:38 pm
Location: 404 Not Found

Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby TubaGuy1982 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:01 pm

If you bring back the mouthpiece i would love to be put on the waiting list for one...
i sold mine sometime ago as i had a financial issue to deal with and miss it terribly
TubaGuy1982
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:37 pm
Location: Martin Michigan


Return to TubeNet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], pjv and 21 guests