The New Yamaha Silent Brass Reviewed

We Tested the Yamaha Silent Brass for Trumpet…

As a loud, abrasive and sometimes obnoxious instrument, it is easy to see what draws people to the trumpet. There is no doubt that the trumpet (or some variation) has a long history with actions such as breaking down walls, warding off evil spirits, announcing royalty, sending troops in to battle, opening a funeral march, facilitating the birth of jazz, and many others “sho-far” (trumpet pun). I could wax poetic about the pure awesomeness that is the trumpet and it’s aural distinction forever, but instead I will stay “silent” on the subject.

When I first saw the newest version of the Yamaha Silent Brass, my first impression was… okay, another practice mute… I’ve got half a dozen… that I don’t use… But when I tried it, I could not have been more wrong. Measuring at 5 1/2″ long and 3 1/2″ wide at the base, it is definitely one of the smaller practice mutes out there. One of the biggest differences between the previous version of the Silent Brass Mute and the current version is the back-pressure. There is a significant reduction in back-pressure in this current model! Couple that with the new “Brass Resonance Modeling” in the “Personal Studio STX” pack included, and you have a complete “keep-me-from-getting-evicted-while-I-practice-repetitive-lead-charts” package!

Here’s What Yamaha Says About The Silent Brass…

“Yamaha’s next generation SILENT Brass delivers greater playing enjoyment, anytime, anywhere.
The new SILENT Brass consists of a smaller, lighter, free 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.”

Here is a video without the brass resonance

Here is a video with the brass resonance

“Connect the output from an audio player, smartphone, etc. to the AUX IN jack on the Personal Studio and enjoy playing along with your favorite recordings or “minus one” practice aids. The PHONES jack can also be used as an output jack for recording what you play. *Do not use the AUX IN jack when using the PHONES jack as an output jack”


Here is another video about the Silent Brass System for trumpet:



Purchase the Silent Brass SB7X for Trumpet and Cornet by visiting one of our locations.

Trombone Players! We didn’t forget about you! Here is a video of the Silent Brass System for trombone:



Purchase the Silent Brass SB5XC for Trombone by visiting one of our locations.

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