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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.

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

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

tuba mouthpiece YES!
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Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

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

Yes on the tuba mouthpieces.
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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?
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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."

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

Postby joshealejo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 am

Is there any chance to have the haevy weight mouthpieces in Stainless Steel?
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Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby rsanbornmorgan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:25 pm

I would be interested in the mouthpiece(s), and was sad that they were discontinued several years ago. At the right price point, I would have my students buy them. However, I was underwhelmed by the mute, and would not be interested in recommending them to students.
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Re: R &S mutes and mouthpieces. Want them back?

Postby dgpretzel » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:11 pm

I am not familiar with R&S mutes, but, based on researching tubenet, I would be interested in one for my 621 F.

Alternatively, I guess the H&B 208 will work.

I want altered tone color, not reduced volume, from a mute.

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

Postby bloke » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:34 pm

Roger's smaller mute was/is every bit as good as the 206, but looked/s much more cool.

As far as a large mute is concerned, something that was a slightly larger version of the Wick SHAPE, yet with a slightly smaller opening at the bottom might (finally) be a really great 5/4 - 6/4 mute.
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