Silent Brass reistance harmful or not

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jdostie, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Schilke player

    Schilke player New Friend

    Mar 26, 2008
    Brentwood, TN
    I’ve had one of these (SB’s) for 6 months or so.
    Pros- is fairly quiet.
    Can hear yourself in noisy environments with the earpieces or whatever you use.

    Cons- restrictive in the upper register so best used for softer, low to mid range stuff.
    (If you are trying to do range-building exercises-say for instance Claude Gordon etc., would be better to use a more open, less restrictive mute or play open (best)
    The amplified sound is similar to an amplified straight mute. (After all it’s still a mute)
    It picks up sounds from the valves.
    I’ve had a “Whispa mute†for many years. I think the next practice mute I will try will be a Trumcor “Lyric stealth†model.

    I dont think the SB resistance would be "harmful" as such but its not a realistic playing environment so I would use it only whan I had to.

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