saxophone mutes

by Terry Jones
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)

I am about to move into an apartment and am looking for a saxophone mute. ca anyone offer me some advice as to what i should be looking at.

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Jun 10, 2009
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mutes
by: Cosmo, USA

Sup TJ, Your gonna sh*t laughin'. I played in a Coffee House in Southern MD. USA some years ago and the management complained I was too loud. I put a dry washclothe in the bell and it reduced me by 50% and maintained my relative pitch but not all of the tone quality. Cosmo. Or... Take a heavy athletic sock and stretch it over the bell.

Dec 08, 2009
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Sax mute
by: Anonymous

Yes, I have used the " rag in the bell " mute myself. Careful not to stuff it too far down, you wont be able to play the low B or B flat.
There are some mutes for sale on e-Bay, I just bought a couple for tenor and alto, as I also live in an apartment. Just look under the saxophone auctions for the mutes. They come from China, so the shipping is probably more than the mute, but the price is still reasonable and service is fast.
Good luck!

Jan 30, 2010
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saxophone mutes
by: Anonymous

wrap a copper wire around a wool sock and make it into a circle/donut that will fit into your bell. try it at different levels inside the bell until you are satisfied with the sound.

Aug 18, 2010
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Is it real or is it Memormute
by: Anonymous

Dear all, I think I have the solution to the ever-menacing demon spawn that we all have come to know as the NOISE COMPLAINT. One thing that I have come to realize in the past 30 years of playing is that horn players and apartments go together about as well as peanut butter and watermelon pizza washed down with diet beer. Besides moving to the deaf community in your area, the best way to go especially if you're on a budget is to get out of the inner city and move to the outstretches of town where the rent is cheaper and the area is not so compact. Here's how. Hook up with a real estate firm that can find you a trailer, preferably a double wide on a corner lot in a regular neighborhood. Not in a trailer park unless you get the one on the end. Make sure it has 2 or 3 small rooms and 2 bathrooms. The more walls in this place the better because they will block the sound pretty well from the outside world and the acoustics will bounce off the walls enough to resemble the sound you get through a microphone on stage. In most areas, you can get a pretty good-size place for about half the price of a studio or a one-bedroom in town and guess what? Forever absent the need for a mute, you still get to play your horn without someone banging on your door and telling you to put a sock in it.

Nov 20, 2010
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esax mute system
by: Saul

I´ve been reading about the esax mute system practice alto or tenor sax. You must check it in the web, I really haven´t tried it but loooks interesting.

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