Practice mute making trombone out of balance

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mickael57280
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Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by mickael57280 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:20 am

Hi I have a Bremner practice mute, it's very good but because it stick out of the bell the balance is very front heavy.

Are the best brass jr better in this regard?
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by harrisonreed » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:54 am

Best brass = the best ... Until you play above F4
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by mickael57280 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:06 am

What's wrong above F4?
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by paulyg » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:59 pm

For me, the best brass pushes everything flat until I get to F4, like Harrison said. Almost like you are playing two different instruments.

Oddly enough, the bass version does not present this issue for me...
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by baileyman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:46 pm

Try making an extension cone for the best brass so it sits out further. Prolly be in tune then.
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by mickael57280 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 am

Anyone tried the okura mute?
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by timothy42b » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 am

All mutes make my horn nose heavy. The answer is a counterweight, or a cantilever.
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by tbonesullivan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 pm

The Bremmer is one of the best. I would just learn to deal with it, or get a counter weight of some type to wrap around the back of the horn.
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Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

Post by BGuttman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:31 pm

tbonesullivan wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 pm
The Bremmer is one of the best. I would just learn to deal with it, or get a counter weight of some type to wrap around the back of the horn.
Quick and dirty counterweight: tape a D battery to the tuning slide brace (if you have one) or the tubing (if you have no tuning slide brace). If one D is not enough, try 2. Use some kind of tape that comes clean like good quality masking tape. Don't use a sticky adhesive like Duct Tape (Duck is a brand of this type of tape).
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