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    Which model /make of silencer for trumpet would people recommend for practicing the trumpet at home and still keep in with the neighbors?

    Have seen the yamaha silent brass but didnt like it much thought there might be something better out there.
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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    I use a Mannie Klein practice mute made by Humes and Berg occasionally. It works well.


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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    I have a Best Brass Warm up mute that is great. I used to use a Silent brass until I found this. I find this mute superior in every way... plus it fits inside the bell for easy storage.
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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    I've been using the Wick practice mute with pretty good success.
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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    You can not beat the Denis Wick mute

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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    It may not be quiet enough for your needs (or neighbors), but there are a couple of things I use:

    1. Humes & Berg cup mute with Joral Cup mute felts/pads
    2. EZ bucket mute
    3. Tom Crown Practice Mute
    4. Brass Spa practice mute

    In addition to the mutes, I might put a towel or crown royal bag over the mute/bell. Or, point my bell in a clothes-filled closet. I generally prefer things that silence the sound AFTER the bell rather than IN the bell.

    None are perfect solutions. Sometimes using ear plugs while using these mutes help to keep from overblowing.

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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    The two best methods I've ever found (and yes, I used to own a Silent Brass system) were:

    - a practice mute (or harmon mute)

    - practice facing into a closet full of clothes (even better if you live in a warm climate and have the windows shut and an air conditioner on

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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    I just use a Wick cup mute. My teacher advised me to avoid the practice mute except in emergencies
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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtiny View Post
    The two best methods I've ever found (and yes, I used to own a Silent Brass system) were:

    - a practice mute (or harmon mute)

    - practice facing into a closet full of clothes (even better if you live in a warm climate and have the windows shut and an air conditioner on

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    I too, use these methods - I use the Harmon in my pocket trumpet when travelling and in hotel rooms, and at home I stand in front of the wardrobe playing, generally, into the clothes - not too close. I make a point of going out for a reality check occasionally and playing in the local church hall - all on my own - just so I have a concept of everything 'unclothed' (hmmm - could have been better expressed I suspect). I like to run through a few tunes in the bathroom on the odd occasion too - for the sound effects, you understand.
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    Re: Which Silencer for trumpet practice at home

    Quote Originally Posted by ManGo View Post
    I just use a Wick cup mute. My teacher advised me to avoid the practice mute except in emergencies
    I assume he said that because the cup mute generally presents less back pressure than a practice mute and has more sound. Cup mutes are fine, but they WILL be louder than a practice or harmon mute...

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