[Trombone-l] Bucket mutes
Mikel K. Smith
tbone at brassquintet.net
Sat Nov 5 10:05:37 CST 2005
I'm mute shopping, and curious as to other's opinions on the various buckets
out there - I've yet to be happy with anything I've tried. FWIW it's worth,
my opinions on what I've used:
Humes and Berg: Plus: Sounds good, well made. Negative: takes somewhere
between 16 measures and a week to get on your bell, and you need a different
one for every size bell you use.
JoRal: Plus: Indestructible, fits a range of bell sizes. Negative: Sounds
stuffy, takes up a lot of room in the gig bag.
EZ Bucket: Plus: Sounds good, easy to use. Negative: Plastic that breaks
easily, especially the bell clips, and only fits one bell size.
Softone: . Plus: Indestructible, easy to put on/take off, will fit a
narrow range of bell sizes. Negative: Sounds like you have a sock in your
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