Hand-stopping can be a difficult proposition, especially in the low register or fff. Tuning can be uncertain and the player is restricted to the F horn.Some player's hands are just too small or large to stop effectively.
The Powerstopf mute addresses these problems. It has a sound very close to hand stopping but plays loud and works in the low register. It works both on the F and Bb sides of the horn and intonation and response are even and predictable. (You do still have to transpose down a half-step.) Three different color wrist cords are included.
"Got your mute the other day. FABULOUS! Plays in tune all over the horn and on the Bb horn. It's actually BETTER in tune on the Bb horn than the F horn and, of course, more accurate. I even tried stopping a high c,d,e on my high f horn and it worked! I don't know how you did it but congratulations on the best stop mute out there!"
(Marty Hackleman, former member of the National Symphony and the Canadian Brass)
|Country of Origin||Netherlands|