Silent Brass reistance harmful or not

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

  1. Schilke player

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    Mar 26, 2008
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    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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