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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    marsuleu,
    Yes, a practice mute is much softer than a straight mute. I don't use the Dennis Wick. I use a practice mute that is part of the "Silent Brass" system, I just don't use the electonics. It's the softest practice mute I've used that doesn't restrict the air-flow too much. I also sometimes use the Trumcor practice mute. It's not as soft, but is pretty free-blowing. Unfortunately, all the practice mutes are pretty pricey.
    By the way, just as an aside—Sometimes non brass playing composers think that if they want a softer sound they must specify "mute" in the part, thinking that it simply dampens the vibration/sound like a string instrument mute (sordino). It doesn't. It actually makes the sound more piercing or louder. Maybe this is where you got confused? Good practicing.

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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    Quote Originally Posted by Tootsall View Post
    Try this:

    Renuzit Mute

    It should fit your budget!
    That's very similar to the $30 Brass Spa trumpet mute that I recently bought.

    Here's a youtube video showing you exactly how to make this type of mute. I'm going to try this soon for the trumpet I keep at work:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avYx6X8cK_s]YouTube - How to make a trumpet mute out of a renuzit air freshener[/ame]
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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    If you're interested in a Silent Brass without the practice amp, you want the model PM-7 "pickup mute". It still has the microphone in it, but it's a lot cheaper without the amp.
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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    Best Brass mutes are awesome, very quiet and adds very little resistance to the horn,
    Trumpet Practice Mutes at Thompson Music Online

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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    really quiet with Renuzit ... that's what I'm looking for, but I don't find Renuzit products in Romania ( only Glade & Co. ) :(
    a friend of mine went in Belgium/Holland . I asked him to buy me a Renuzit if he finds one. if not, I need to buy a practice mute, so , what do you recomand : Denis Wick or BrassSpa ? which one is quieter , and which one aids less resistance ?!? ( I preffer less resistance and quiet together :) )
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    Quote Originally Posted by marsuleu View Post
    what do you recomand : Denis Wick or BrassSpa ? which one is quieter , and which one aids less resistance ?!? ( I preffer less resistance and quiet together :) )
    still waiting for your answers... I'm forced to buy this mutes over the internet so I can't test them...that's why I need an advise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsuleu View Post
    still waiting for your answers... I'm forced to buy this mutes over the internet so I can't test them...that's why I need an advise...
    Get the Best Brass . We are on page seven, why are you waiting for an answer? There is plenty of info on this thread. Buy one, use it, be happy.
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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    My practice - music room is directly above, but connected to a "great room" with kitchen and TV. I use the Yamaha Silent Brass. It is an electronic mute. Very little sound out - but it has a pick up - you listen through your headphones - and it sounds very natural. It has been very successfuly in our househould.

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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    Quote Originally Posted by John Heckathorn View Post
    Hi. I am currently at college and I am looking for a practice mute so I can practice in my dormroom ad cut down the volume. What's the best practice mute on the market? I need one that drastically reduces the volume. I don't have the money for a silent brass so thats not an option. Thanks.

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    Hands down the Tom Crown Practice Mute.

    Check it out at: Tom Crown Mutes | Mutes | Practice

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    Re: Best Practice Mute

    What do you mean you can't test them. Go to a store, try them out.

    I still like my "practice" mute which is a harmon mute with a cork stuck where the stem usually goes with a hole drilled in the cork. This is cheap and practical for people who need a Harmon mute anyhow.

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