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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000726.txt from 2000/04

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Silent clarinet (was Laying Off)
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 01:43:30 -0400

At 09:49 PM 4/17/2000 -0400, Bryan Cholfin wrote:
>>From: Kenneth Wolman <kwolman@-----.com>
>> Now, a Silent Clarinet...hmmm, yes, it might just work
>> if you can find a place to plug in the headphones. Maybe where the
>> mouthpiece is supposed to fit the barrel?:-)
>>
>Brass players can get special silent mutes that do the same thing. One
>wonders if such a thing could be adapted to the clarinet. It would be great
>for those of us having to practice in apartments with thin walls!
>
Unfortunately, acoustically, the system does not work so well for
woodwinds. Too many holes for the sound to escape from. I have seen a
muting device for saxophone that is, in effect, a gig bag with holes in it
into which you can insert your hands and a hole for the neck to stick out
the top. They advertise a 70% reduction in sound.

Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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