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Postby bloke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Thank-you so much for hooking me up, today, with this
nutty thing that I've been seeking for several years,
and that Humes & Berg is currently unwilling to manufacture.

(Stonelined Bb [recording] Bass Horn Mute)

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Postby Mark Finley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Now you have to make a recording of it in action!
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby bloke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Dan Schultz actually shipped me some BRASS bits and pieces that
I could possibly have used to make one of these, but -
though the stuff he sent (plus what I have here) probably would have done it -
I decided to hold out for the genuine p.o.s.
I believe I should contact Dan and offer to return his items...
Dan...??
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby bloke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 pm

off to this place, now..??

http://joshuawagnermusic.com/mute-restorations.html

(actually, a pretty interesting webpage!)
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby The Big Ben » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Don't you need a special license from the DEA, ATF, FBI and the CIA to own something like that? It looks dangerous.
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby tofu » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:35 am

bloke wrote:off to this place, now..??

http://joshuawagnermusic.com/mute-restorations.html

(actually, a pretty interesting webpage!)


Wow - a guy who restores mutes - that's great - and it is an interesting web page.

A recording bass mute - I've never seen one before - I'd really like to see it in action - where you have to do a quick in and out and back in! Please post the video when you do that and the TNFJ will judge your efforts on style, speed, fluidity, level of audience distraction and comedic effect. :P

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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby pete edwards » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:16 am

i'm not sure how they could call that a straight mute

now you need the cup, bucket, harmon, buzz-wow, solotone, whispa, and mega mutes to complete the set!
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby humBell » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:06 pm

pete edwards wrote:i'm not sure how they could call that a straight mute

now you need the cup, bucket, harmon, buzz-wow, solotone, whispa, and mega mutes to complete the set!


7 other mutes?

But that would make this one mute eight...

(Darwin would be proud)

Thanks for sharing the successful conclusion of the quest!

I too look forward to seeing/hearing it in action.
Thanks for playing!
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Postby WC8KCY » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:14 pm

The Big Ben wrote:Don't you need a special license from the DEA, ATF, FBI and the CIA to own something like that? It looks dangerous.


I think some kind of waiver from the TSA would be required in order to bring it aboard a commercial aircraft...
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby hrender » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:30 am

Saw this when it came up for auction. Glad someone got it who could really use it!
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Re: sincere thanks to the TubeNet Freak Jury

Postby bloke » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:01 am

I'll start playing the ancient Besson compensating Eb (on the boat) with it's RECORDING bell once again, and use that thing as (mostly) a sight-gag (if nothing else). i.e. Folks will come up to the bandstand while we're packing up, and ask, "...so what is that big red-and-white thing you stuck in your bell a couple of times...??"

Sonically, I'll probably use it (again, with the cruise ship jazz band) when someone in the "front line" decides to play a solo chorus with their straight mute. The drummer (rather than a typical beat) can choke his cymbal on 2-and-4, and I can offer very brittle (Stonelined-muted) bass notes on 1-and-3. #MoreVariety
"More variety" = "more of the passengers paying attention to us, instead of chatting", and "paying more attention to us" = "higher ratings of us on passengers' review cards at the ends of their cruises", and "higher ratings for us" = "more job security"...
...The job only pays a few thousand a year...but (well...) it's a good little gig, it beats working, and (as my friend, a fine trombonist, Ken Spain, is often quoted as saying,
Kenny Spain wrote:Even a bad gig is better than a good job.


Guys-driving-golf-carts take us from our parked cars down that spiral steel ramp to the River-stage-adjustable boat dock...but this mute won't be any extra trouble to schlep down there...I'll just stick it into the bell of the tuba.

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