QUOTE(JonRich @ Mar 2 2009, 10:01 PM)
Hi I'm considering buying a practice mute and was considering the Yamaha silent brass system. Is there any recommendations or is a denis wick practice mute better and quieter.
I'm not a personal fan of the Silent Brass system, although I know that some people are. It has quite a lot of resistance, which causes back pressure on the enmbouchure. The Dennis Wick isn't great either, for the same reason (and intonation tends to go awry). The best practice mute I've come across is the Bremner Sssshhhh Mute, which is far cheaper than Silent Brass. You can get it from Packers. I use it all the time at home.