anyone seen these before?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by sparkling_quavers, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

  2. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    looks like some kind of doctors medical instrument :shock:
  3. JohnnyEuph

    JohnnyEuph Member

    That Looks totally ****!

    Edited: (RT)
  4. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    just to add my forpenneth to the considered opinion above . . . .

    I think there is too much made of these devices giving no resistance - I think they shoud have resistance which woud mean that if you can play a piece with the device in you bell it becomes much easierto play with it out.
  5. cornetshell

    cornetshell Member

    Looks like a very scarey, pre- technology version of the silent brass.....

    reminds me too much of doctors.....and those odd toys and gadgets they use...they say they are making you better.... :?

  6. bladder

    bladder Member

    What a pile of ****! (self-edit)
    What's wrong with a DW practice mute? A good bit of resistance to push diaphragm against, tremendous stuff. If it's too loud, blu-tack one of the whole, like what my brother does, nutter!
  7. CRat63

    CRat63 Member

    With 'surgical quality headphones', you could always use the mute bit for listening to random orifices after a curry. Just a thought. Buy a silent brass instead.

  8. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    i could make one of them myself!!

    what a waste of money!!
  9. frisp

    frisp Member

    It's got to be a pish-take with a line like :-

    "A prominant college professor writes:"

    Silent Brass is awful enough to use but at least it's a proper gadget!
  10. DaveK

    DaveK New Member

    I thought it was the genuine article until I saw the "surgical quality" headphones......

    I sincerely hope someone is at it because that's the worst business Idea I've ever seen!
  11. On the Horn

    On the Horn Member

    MUHAHAHA - I have to have one! For those who cannot afford silent brass.
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I don't need one -- i seldom practice ... unless my conductor is looking on this forum!
  13. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    whats wrong with learning to play quiet?
  14. On the Horn

    On the Horn Member

    Its a fashion accessiory.
  15. Tuba Girl

    Tuba Girl Member

    That has to be a joke. How could anybody insert a peacemaker into anybody using that device. Oh, I meant a pacemaker.

    Only Joking :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    That is very ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Despot

    Despot Member

    No, it's for real.

    I've seen them or at least something very similar for sale in a few music shops.

    Never tried it though, already have practise mutes and silent brass, I've enough gadgets without getting anymore! :)
  17. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Amazingly this is not a spoof. They do actually exist and I had a go on one a while back. The mute itself is well made and robust and very effective. Its quieter than a denis wick practice mute and offers about the same or a little less resistance. Unfortunately the person who owned it didnt have the stethoscope bit with them so I can't comment on how good the whole ensembe is.
    If I needed a cornet practice mute I might be tempted to order one. They are quite cheap after all.
  18. JohnnyEuph

    JohnnyEuph Member

    Not wanting to detract from the actual functionality of the thing... It might be very useful.

    Doesn't stop it looking like a cheap bit of tat does it? :p

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