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Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby KTurner » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:01 pm

I am looking for the best and quietest practice mute. Does anyone own the newest Yamaha Silent Brass for tuba? - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/brass-in ... ctads-adid" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank^156717928496-device^c-plaid^144148140282-sku^J47293000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA#productDetail
Any info. would be appreciated.
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Re: Silent Brass? or other good practice mute

Postby eeflattuba » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:01 pm

I have one. Been using it for a while now up here in western Canada. I have played just about every practice mute on the market.The Yamaha works the best. You are going to have to get a really good set of headphones as the ear buds that come with the mute do no not work very well.
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Re: Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby Sebastian Torjusen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm

eeflattuba wrote:I have played just about every practice mute on the market.The Yamaha works the best. You are going to have to get a really good set of headphones as the ear buds that come with the mute do no not work very well.


How would you (if you have tried it) compare it to the Schlipf practice mute?
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Re: Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:16 pm

I have both Denis Wick and a Schlipf practice mutes. They are both good at reducing the volume and don't affect pitch enough to drive you nuts. Of the two, the Schlipf wins hands down for size and portability. (If painted orange, it could also be used to divert traffic.)
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Re: Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby Sebastian Torjusen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:04 pm

Have you had the chance to compare it to the new Yamaha Silent Brass System, Mark?
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Re: Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:15 pm

Sebastian Torjusen wrote:Have you had the chance to compare it to the new Yamaha Silent Brass System, Mark?


No.
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Re: Yamaha Silent Brass, or other practice mute.

Postby eeflattuba » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:15 am

Just to clarify, I own the newest version of yamaha's silent brass for tuba and I have compared it both to the schlipf and denis wick tuba practice mutes on my ee flat besson 981 and my bb flat Yamaha neo.What I really like about the Yamaha is that it has an adjustable tuning stick on top of the mute that you can move so it is designed to fit any key of tuba.The schipf do not and as a result I ran into some serious tuning difficulties, particularly on my bb flat.One drawback on the Yamaha mute is that it is not very portable like the schlipf or denis wick.This is not a problem for me as I use the Yamaha mute only in my condo when I do not feel like driving to my practice space where I can play open.The electronics on the Yamaha are really good but the ear buds are useless. I ended up buying a really good set of headphones. While I could not live without my silent brass tuba mute, I really had to think twice about buying it as it was HUGELY expensive.
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