#1March 4th, 2011 · 02:27 PM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,383 posts
United Kingdom
Vibes Whisper Mutes
I purchased my first Tenor Sax about a month ago and have become extremely passionate about learning the instrument, so much so that my family told me yesterday it's extremely difficult for them to hear the TV when I'm practicing. I've been practicing almost every night.

Well my heart sunk after they told me. I thought then I'll have to regulate my practicing, effecting the rate I would improve. 

Well I googled to see if there was some kind of mute and came across this
http://www.sax.co.uk/acatalog/Vibes_Whisper_Mutes_for_Tenor_Sax.html



Having read some forums and such like this devise really works, but it comes at a price the cheapest I've seen in the UK is 315.00, I only paid 126.00 for the sax, however I have since purchased a couple of mouthpieces costing me around 100.00. I've spent quite a bit of money doing the house recently not to mention the Sax, I'm really tempted to buy this devise, I made some inquiries to see if I can purchase it from China where it's made, hoping I can get it cheaper. The item is only a plastic case with some basic electronics, it seems a lot of money for what it is, but It's the only way forward I think.

Are there any blowers that have experienced the same?
#2March 4th, 2011 · 06:33 PM
171 threads / 24 songs
2,327 posts
United Kingdom
practice noise
hi denis ........

i got a yamaha silent brass mute, years ago....

just need to use it!!!

had a noodle on the web and saw this .....

http://www.karacha.com/Saxmute-Alto-Saxophone-Practice-Mute/?tab=brand
http://www.sax.co.uk/acatalog/Sax_mutes.html
http://www.justflutes.com/pages/product-detail54218.htm

seems a tad less expensive....

hope that helps

john
#3March 5th, 2011 · 08:15 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,383 posts
United Kingdom
re: practice noise
swordfish wrote…
hi denis ........

i got a yamaha silent brass mute, years ago....

just need to use it!!!

had a noodle on the web and saw this .....

http://www.karacha.com/Saxmute-Alto-Saxophone-Practice-Mute/?tab=brand
http://www.sax.co.uk/acatalog/Sax_mutes.html
http://www.justflutes.com/pages/product-detail54218.htm

seems a tad less expensive....

hope that helps

john

Yep I saw those, read reviews on them - many said it's a toy...lol,  plus I don't think it will reduce the noise enough.

Cheers HOOTER
#4March 25th, 2011 · 05:31 PM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,383 posts
United Kingdom
I was seriously considering installing a sound proof log cabin in my back garden, did extensive research, found a cabin I liked and a soundproofing company to supply all the materials and one of my neighbors to help me build a timber base. It was going to cost about 6000 with an additional deck to the front of it, BUT I've put put it on ice. I would have paid off my mortgage on my house by the end of 2013 and it's also it will be our 25th wedding anniversary, going to renew vows and have a big party.

So after that I'm gonna save up  and do it. It's a Dream and not far off reality.

In the meantime, I received today a Vibes Tenor Sax whisper mute. It does what it says thank god, I can practice and my family can watch TV, they say they can still hear is a little, but not a problem. It's a lot money for what it is, but I don't care, I can now start practicing daily again. I can also connect to my PC audio out and play along to backing tracks, or even practice parts on my own songs in the future. I'd recommend it to any Sax player, the mute is very effective, I would say the volume is muted down to the same level of an acoustic guitar played at medium volume. It came with a good quality harness, the tenor being quite heavy on it's own made wearing the harness easier to bear the wait inc the vibes mute case.

HAPPY DAYS



 
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