Choosing the right practice mute can be a tricky decision. Weighing up characteristics such as volume, resistance, sound and of course price, with so many mutes currently available is a minefield. We aim to guide you through it!
Over the years, the Denis Wick practice mutes have been the most popular, offering great value for money, good intonation and a high level of resistance, perfect for opening out the throat especially in the low register.
Our current best selling mutes are the Don Maslet range. They are really good all-rounders providing an even response across the range and options to change the level of resistance and volume.
Relatively new to the UK market are the Bremner sshh Mutes. They are incredibly lightweight and pretty much dentproof with their moulded plastic design. They give good intonation, medium resistance and are great for a pre-gig warm up.
Yamaha’s Silent Brass system has been around for over 20 years and has had numerous improvements and additions over the years, the most recent of which are the new Euphonium and Tuba systems. The high quality pickup, amp and effects give as close to a ‘natural’ sound as is possible. They are also great for playing along with CDs, mp3 players, iPods etc.
In store and online, we also offer mutes from Jo-ral, Humes & Berg, Vincent Bach and Tom Crown.