Renuzit mute...it really works

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  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    I went on a 5 day vacation with my family and remembered everything...except my practice mute!! I realized it as soon as I unpacked my pocket trumpet, and promptly had an anxiety attack. We were a few hours away from home, so I had no choice but to make something myself.

    There's a YouTube video with instructions for a Renuzit mute, but I didn't have all of the supplies, so I improvised with duct tape. I'll have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it. There was a bit more back pressure than I'm used to, but overall it did a great job allowing me to practice without disturbing/waking up my family.

    Just wanted to share..
     
  2. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

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    That is super cool.
     
  3. Bucaneer61

    Bucaneer61 Pianissimo User

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    I've used one for quite a while now in hotels. I modified the mute slightly by forgetting the insert like the instructions say, just the shell. I also use a piece of bicycle tube for the seal (cork) instead of weatherstripping. Works great and I have never had an angry call from management.

    Michael
     
  4. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Yeah, I didn't have any weatherstripping, and I wasn't going to buy a whole roll just to make the mute, so I used duct tape.

    I'm going to make another one and leave it in my wife's car so I'll be sure to have one whenever we travel...
     
  5. erichmiller

    erichmiller New Friend

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