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    Cleartone mute

    I have been looking for a solotone mute with no luck. I have seen cleartone mutes are they the same?


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    Re: Cleartone mute

    Hi Pat,

    Very similar I think. I have one of each, and I think they are great. I had ordered one for a musical I played, but it was on backorder. Found an old Cleartone mute, bought it and forgot to cancel the other. Oops. Amazon seems to list some on hand, so I would think you would be safe with the Humes and Berg Cleartone. If you cannot find one I would be willing to part with the extra one I have.

    Good luck,

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    Re: Cleartone mute

    Yep, the Humes & Berg Clear-Tone is a (an?) ubiquitous model of what is generally known as a solo-tone mute. Solo-tone has become a generic term sort of like the word "kleenex" vs. the brand-name "Kleenex" -- I think the original authentic solo-tone was from Shastock - I've never seen one myself.

    Check out this thread in TrumpetMaster and it will give you more info: (clear-tone mute / solo-tone mute)

    I like the H&B Clear-Tone, but be ready to pull out your slide a good bit, even more than some bubble mutes.
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    Re: Cleartone mute

    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the info

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    Re: Cleartone mute

    I would give this a try! Very in tune, in opposite to the H & B..

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    Re: Cleartone mute

    A solotone mute is only a solotone mute. It is used a lot in the musical "42nd street."

    I ordered mine and received it two weeks late. I had to borrow one.

    If any of you are expecting to play professionally or in community theater productions you will need a solotone.

    You can find them on the internet.
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    Re: Cleartone mute

    I had to get one when I was doing Chicago years ago. By luck one of our local shops had a 1 clearance bin with a Humes and Berg cleartone mute in it so I bought it and its been used a lot since.

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