Yamaha SB7X-2 SILENT Brass System for Trumpet w/ Pickup Mute and Personal Studio

Item # BA395SB7X2
| Mfg # SB7X2
| UPC # 889025108720
Our Price: $163.99
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You want to play when and as you like, without being confined to time or place… Yamaha’s next generation SILENT Brass makes it happen. The new SILENT Brass consists of a smaller, lighter, freer blowing Pickup Mute, and the Personal Studio, which features Yamaha’s exclusive Brass Resonance Modeling. Used together, the two deliver the natural acoustic tone you hear when playing without a mute, making it feel as though you are playing mute free.

Features:
  • The Pickup Mute combines a high-performance mute with an internal microphone to pickup sound. Significantly smaller and lighter than previous versions, the mute offers superior muting performance, delivers excellent intonation over a wide pitch range, and natural playability. A new compact design now lets you put your instrument in its case with the mute in the bell.
  • The SILENT Brass features this unique Yamaha technology which uses the modeling of non-muted brass instruments to correct your instrument’s tone when the Pickup Mute is in place. The resulting sound is so realistic, it’s hard to tell whether or not the instrument is muted.
  • By connecting to portable audio players or smart phones with audio playback capability, you can play along with your favorite tunes or practice with popular "minus-one" backing tracks.

Specifications:
  • Pickup Mute
  • Model: PM7X
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 82 x 139mm (3-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Weight: 70g (2.5 oz.)
  • Internal Microphone: Electric condenser microphone
  • Pickup Output Jack: Mini phone jack
  • Nominal Level: -25dB~-35dB
  • Brass Resonance Modeling: Yes
  • Personal Studio
  • Model: STX-2
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 20 x 98mm
  • Weight: 71g (2.5 oz) without batteries
  • Jacks and Terminals: MUTE IN, AUX IN, PHONES
  • Control: VOL. (volume), Reverb type, Power ON/OFF
  • Brass Resonance Modeling: Yes (It behaves correctly only when compatible Pickup Mute is connected to Personal Studio.)
  • Power Supply: AA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 2 (3V DC)
  • Included Accessories: Cable, Stereo Earphones, Owner’s Manual
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  • *****
  • Excellent
  • January 07, 2017
  • By: Nathan

This is the best practice tool out there. It sounds like I'm right in front of the bell of my own horn! The concert hall settings sound excellent. It's light and easy to use; sometimes I just use the practice mute without the system if I don't feel like wearing ear buds.

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  • *****
  • To be used SPARINGLY -- works just like a mute
  • January 08, 2019
  • By: Laurence

There is NO substitute for practicing under normal conditions with natural acoustics. With that said, this device plays and sounds like a mute, because it is one. So it has the resistance and similar sound quality that you get from a mute alone. The device itself amplifies the "muted" sound and synthesizes it into a "hall-like" result -- not the worst, but also not like that of an unfettered horn. For anyone who is listening to you play, the sound for them (ie, the sound emanating from the horn itself) is virtually the same as listening to someone play with a mute. They definitely can hear it within a range of about 10 ft, but it is much, MUCH quieter than normal volume – and you won’t wake the neighbors or the person in the next room. Therefore, you can play at night or when you need to keep the volume as low as possible. Also, the resistance is the same as a mute and NOT the same as a free-blowing horn. Therefore, it does not fully substitute for the normal, free-blowing practice that is essential for proper development and performance. Because I would not consistently practice with a mute ONLY on a regular basis, the same is true about this device. As a musician, you must hear the horn as naturally as possible for the majority of your practice. But in a pinch, it is good for limited use -- when you want, or need, to practice in order to maintain your chops, etc. -- but cannot play "naturally." In short, it is better than nothing and not being able to play at all. The sound you hear is generally good -- I use the "hall" setting. But the intonation can be off (similar to the effect if you have a mute inserted quite tightly). I found that the low C is considerably out-of-tune -- almost a half tone sharp (same is true as you migrate down to the low G / F sharp). It can adversely impact, not only what you hear, but also the quality of your practice -- something to be used sparingly. SUMMARY -- If you NEED to practice (in a pinch) and do NOT want to disturb others, then this device will work fairly well (aside from some intonation problems). My rating drops to a 3 for the reasons / problems stated above. I use it in a pinch, and sparingly. Also, I would not pay more than the $150 listed.

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