Stop mutes for trombones?

Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by The Wherryman, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    I just noticed this on Ebay and was wondering if stop mutes are made for trombones? :rolleyes:
  2. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Just Google "Stop Mute def" and see what it suggests :biggrin:
  3. DocFox

    DocFox Supporting Member

    Sorry to say, stop mutes are for FRENCH HORNS. You see, a french horns are very difficult to play in tune. Generally the horn is tuned a tad sharp in the open position. The player puts his/her had in and the horn is now in tune.

    But many notes, especially on a single horn (Bb or F) are way out of tune. Hence, good horn players learn to cup and turn their hand inward and the pitch will lower. Pulling the hand out some will raise the pitch.

    A stop mute allows the horn to play muted and still (mostly) in tune.

    Something similar for the trombone, but will not change the pitch much is something like the Lyric mute by TrumCor:


  4. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    Hi, Jim - you missed the rolling eyes ;)
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Are you implying that trombones are always out of tune? Surely not! :wink:
  6. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    Not at all. They can be a bit like a watch that doesn't work - it's right twice a day. As a trombone is just one big tuning slide, it is going to be in tune with something, at some time :biggrin:

    No, my attraction to the advert was the word "STOP" :rolleyes:

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