Welcome, Guest

The International Horn Society is a global horn community. We celebrate diversity and exercise tolerance, and we are here to offer support, resources, and inspiration. Views expressed by individual members of the IHS do not necessarily reflect our values and aims of the society as a whole.

Which mute is right for me?

More
8 years 1 week ago #1585 by Ben Ryan
Hey all,

So I am in the market for a new horn mute. I recently acquired a Schmidt double horn and now I've realized that my cheap Humes and Berg straight mute doesn't cut it anymore. I want a mute that will pretty much last me a lifetime, which is the philosophy I had buying my Schmidt, so I'm looking at 3 mutes in particular. First, I need help deciding whether to buy a stop mute or a straight mute. On the one hand, I don't like my current straight mute and would like better sound but on the other, I probably play stopped more than I do with a straight mute so it would make sense to stick with my crappy straight mute and invest in a really nice stop mute. I also have a fascination with Woodstop mutes. I am a sucker for a pretty thing and the design of those really hits home. I'd probably buy a walnut straight mute or a Jarrah stop mute if I were to buy from them. I talked about it with my teacher and he said that while the Woodstops are good, they never really won him over and he recommended the Alexander stop mute, which is a comparable price to any Woodstop.

Basically I am here to gauge opinions of people with more experience than I so that I can make the right choice. Thanks to everyone in advance!

Ben

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.350 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum
× Progressive Web App | Add to Homescreen

To install this Web App in your iPhone/iPad press icon. Progressive Web App | Share Button And then Add to Home Screen.

× Install Web App
Mobile Phone
Offline - No Internet Connection