[Trombone-l] Bucket mutes
rayhorton at insightbb.com
Sun Nov 6 09:23:34 CST 2005
H & B: I've seen too many of these that get to be a few years old in
which the clips pop right off. One was still in stock in a music
store. (Hasn't anyone else witnessed bucket clip fatigue?)
Ira Nepus Soft Tone-- These are amazingly versitile. Put it all the
way over your bell for a great warm up mute - this takes a minute. For
a bucket - only drape it part way over the bell (I disagree with Denny -
this can be done pretty quickly, I find). And I use it to put on the
floor under my straight mute so I don't make noise on quick changes,
too! I've also crumpled it my hand and used it when I forgot a plunger
- not bad at all.
Jo-Ral: unique sound, weighs a ton.
Denny Seifried wrote:
> I am speaking only as a bass trombonist, concerning the bucket mute
> H & B---great sound but impossible to get on quickly, especially on a
> bass trombone, in a rapid passage. I remember playing the A Chorus
> Line tour and there was one, quick change and I sweat bullets every
> night on that passage. Also had my H & B fall off during a rehearsal
> for a R. Clooney gig and hit bari players new bari---he wasn't real
> thrilled either!
> Ira Nepus Soft Tone--I like it as a back-up and warm-up mute---mine
> still takes quite a bit of time to get it onto the bell correctly for
> bucket mute effects---nice back-up, if I forget my bucket.
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