Dennis wick synthetic mute

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8parktoollover
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Dennis wick synthetic mute

Post by 8parktoollover » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Does anyone know if the dennis wick synthetic mute is any good?
CalgaryTbone
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Re: Dennis wick synthetic mute

Post by CalgaryTbone » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:38 pm

I'm assuming that you mean the fibre mute (black cardboard-like material?). I picked one up from a Sam Ash store when I was visiting my Mom, and forgot my practice mute for playing in the seniors condo where she lives. It plays well - a softer sound and volume than a metal mute. Good for some passages where you want less "edge" while muted. Good pitch too. Not the best choice for everyday playing - a bit of sizzle can be a good quality in a mute. It was reduced to a very low price, and was pretty soft for apartment playing - not quite a true practice mute dynamic, but the next best thing.

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Re: Dennis wick synthetic mute

Post by 8parktoollover » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:13 pm

Is it good to use as a primary straight mute? I'm a bit skeptical because it only costs 13 dollors.
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Re: Denis wick synthetic mute

Post by Kevbach33 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 pm

I'm a little curious about this mute as well. It is a Denis Wick product, so it has to at least be decent, right?

My concern is how it will fit in a not-large tenor. I've seen one but can't remember how big it is other than "larger than the H&B 151." Would this fit a Conn 6H ok? My interest is piqued, and I'd be using it in a jazz band, but my section mates all use metal straights...
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Re: Dennis wick synthetic mute

Post by CalgaryTbone » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:15 am

Not sure about the fit in a small horn. It won't match well with metal mutes - it is both softer in volume and in tone quality. Symphony players like mutes like this for very soft passages. They are also lightweight, so they can be a good choice if you've been experiencing some strain in your left hand/arm, or you need to carry a bunch of gear.
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