Wah wah

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  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Hi s the plunger mute the same effect as hand over the bell?
     
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    Much better and allows more control. Aside, I've never seen a hand wide enough to give a good effect.
     
  3. misty.sj

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    But wah-wah mutes are not plungers either. They are Harmon style.

    Also some of us can't reach to put our hands over the bell...
     
  4. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Hi everyone just to clarify, where it states hand over bell +......0 is it better or aceptable to use the plunger mute? or is the composer looking for a certain sound by using your hand. PS i find hand very hard to coordinate hand over bell as opposed to plunger.
     
  5. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    If it says hand over bell, you should use your hand. It has not quite as much of an effect as it is by using a plunger or plunger mute, but sometimes the section or song might not need such extreme effects.
     
  6. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Hand over bell means hand over bell.

    I must say, I do love the effect you can get with the plunger when placed in the Harmon. I only use it sparingly, but particularly like it when I back up a Chick Singer. After one of her more "sexy" phrases, I sass her back with same wha, wha riffs, then she sasses me right back. A whole entirely different conversation ensues. We have much fun with this and the crowed loves it. You can almost speak words if you use this wha wha feature effectively.
     
  7. bumblebee

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    Use one of these perhaps?
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    --bumblebee
     
  8. Dupac

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    Hem… It's easier with a pocket trumpet …
     
  9. misty.sj

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    That would be handy.


    Get it?

    Handy.
     
  10. Conntribution

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    I use a 6 inch red rubber toilet plunger, just like my buddies Jon-Erik Kellso, Mike Ponella, Tony G, et, al... Great for Ellington, King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson charts. Wonderful effect from quiet to loud..."you have to be there" as they say. A hand over the bell is ok, but cannot duplicate a full plunger effect.
     

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