Yamaha - SB1X - Silent Brass Pickup Mute and Personal Studio for Tuba (with Brass Resonance Modeling)
You want to play when and as you like, without being confined to time or placeâ€¦ Yamahaâ€™s next generation SILENT Brassâ„¢ makes it happen. The new SILENT Brassâ„¢ consists of a smaller, lighter, freer blowing Pickup Muteâ„¢, and the Personal Studioâ„¢, which features Yamahaâ€™s exclusive Brass Resonance Modelingâ„¢. 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.
Please refer to table below for specs
1. PICKUP MUTE
The Pickup Mute combines a high-performance mute with an internal microphone to pickup sound.
Lightweight and compact
The new SILENT Brass Pickup Mute is designed to be significantly smaller and lighter than previous models to improve the balance when playing, yet it offers approximately the same muting efficiency along with stable pitch over a wide range and unrestricted breath flow.
Adjustable pitch and playing feel
An adjustable rod allows the position of the mute head to be raised or lowered inside the bell while playing. This gives you the ability to customize the feel and the pitch to find the perfect fit for your own instrument and playing style. In addition, this allows the mute to be adjusted for a wide range of bell sizes.
Disassemble to compact size
The disassembled mute body halves can be stacked for compact storage.
*Do not stand the instrument on its bell when the mute is installed.
2. BRASS RESONANCE MODELING
The SILENT Brass features this unique Yamaha technology which uses the modeling of non-muted brass instruments to correct your instrumentâ€™s tone when the Pickup Mute is in place. The resulting sound is so realistic, itâ€™s hard to tell whether or not the instrument is muted.
3. EXTERNAL DEVICE INPUT FOR ENJOYABLE, EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
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.
*Stereo mini-to-mini cable sold separately.
PM1X (for Tuba)
335 x 695mm (13-3/16" x 27-3/8")
1800g (3 lbs. 15 oz.)
Mini phone jack
Brass Resonance Modeling
70 x 20 x 98mm
71g (2.5 oz) without batteries
Jacks and terminals
MUTE IN, AUX IN, PHONES
VOL. (volume), Reverb type, Power ON/OFF
Brass Resonance Modeling
Yes (It behaves correctly only when compatible Pickup Muteâ„¢ is connected to Personal Studioâ„¢.)
AA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 2 (3V DC)
Cable, Stereo Earphones, Ownerâ€™s Manual
In some cases, the Pickup Muteâ„¢ may not fit instruments that have significantly different bell diameters and/or shapes. Please check before purchasing.
The Pickup Muteâ„¢ is not compatible with Marching Mellophones, Marching French Horns, Alto (Tenor) Horns, or Baritones.
The SILENT Brassâ„¢ mute for Trombone (SB5X) and the Pickup Muteâ„¢ (PM5X) are not compatible with Alto Trombones or Bass Trombones.
The SILENT Brassâ„¢ mutes for Flugelhorn (SB6X) and the Pickup Mute (PM6X) protrudes 3-4 cm from the bell.
The Pickup Muteâ„¢ cannot be stored in the cases of French Horns with detachable bells.
For information on compatibility with Yamaha brass instruments and cases please refer to the "Compatibility Table".
Always remove the Pickup Muteâ„¢ from the instrument if the instrument is to be stored for an extended period of time.
The PHONES jack on the Personal Studioâ„¢ STX is for stereo output (do not use it for mono output).
Do not connect an earphone with microphone headset or similar device that has a 4-contact plug to the Personal Studioâ„¢. The use of such a device can result in severely degraded balance and sound.
Do not connect the PHONE jack to a microphone input jack (or combined mic/line input) on a computer, etc., that also supplies power to the connected device (plug-in power).
If you want to use the jack as an external output, do not connect anything to the AUX IN jack.
Please note that Brass Resonance Modelingâ„¢ is only available when the STX Personal Studioâ„¢ is combined with a PM3X/5X/6X/7X Pickup Muteâ„¢. It is not available with any other Personal Studioâ„¢ or Pickup Muteâ„¢ models.
AA batteries are not supplied. Please purchase separately.
SILENT Brassâ„¢, Personal Studioâ„¢, Pickup Muteâ„¢, Brass Resonance Modelingâ„¢, and SILENT Brassâ„¢ logo are all trademarks owned by the Yamaha Corporation.
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