- Berkshire, UK
Milandro.......as ever............ I page the oracle. Thank youYes, I know them well and they don’t really work.
The reasons are multiple but let’s put it this way, the small reduction in sound is normally compensated by the player who plays harder to hear himself.
The only mute that has any remote chance to work are the E-sax and the Sax Partner used with the headphones!
The downside are price and the fact that they weigh a ton and can give you (the e-sax in my case) some serious neck problems. There is a floor stand for this but make the whole thing even more cumbersome.
One very inexpensive way to silence oneself is really, as said many times, playing with the horn inside a closet and between a hanging coats.
You will look stupid but you will sound very quite, especially if you learn to play very quietly.
The other possibility is to build or buy a sound proof cabin.
well, New York has pretty hard winters and hot summers. Maybe not as much rain as London.
However playing in the comfort of your home is, I think, for most, the real divider. If you own a car and want to be deaf in a short while, you can hop in there and, uncomfortably, play in there. It will be too hot and it will be too cold.
No I meant to get out the car. But thinking about a solution for your problem if you move to another flat, is a campervan I don't have problems with the neighbours, but if I did I would use my camper, it's basically a white van that I converted.
I think a cheaper alternative to the camper is a very large dog to welcome anyone complaining