Yamaha SB2X Silent Brass System For Euphonium

Revolutionary Practice System For Euphonium

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SB2X Silent Brass System For Euphonium
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Why we love it…

As fantastic as they sound, there are times when playing a euphonium at normal volume just won't go down well with housemates or neighbours. Practice mutes can reduce the audible volume dramatically - but just as dramatically, they can rob the sound of character, expression and nuance.

Our Silent Brass system is the perfect solution. Comprising the STX-2 pocket-sized Personal Studio unit and a Silent Brass Mute for Euphonium, Silent Brass brings down the external volume of your brass instrument - and then, through earphones, restores it to full volume and full tone, complete with accurate response, dynamics and all the nuances you need to practice and to enjoy playing.


You want to play when and as you like, without being confined to time or place... Our next generation Silent Brass technology makes it happen. The new Silent Brass System consists of a smaller, lighter, freer blowing Pickup Mute, and the Personal Studio, which features our 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.


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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.

Brass Resonance Modeling

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.

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.


Pickup Mute™

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)210 x 395 mm (8-1/4" x 15-9/16")
Weight750 g (1 lbs. 10 oz.)
Internal MicrophoneElectric condenser microphone
Pickup Output JackMini phone jack
Nominal Level-25dB~-35dB
Brass Resonance Modeling™Yes

Personal Studio™

Dimensions (W x D x H)70 x 20 x 98mm
Weight71g (2.5 oz) without batteries
Jacks and TerminalsMUTE IN, AUX IN, PHONES
ControlVOL. (volume), Reverb type, Power ON/OFF
Brass Resonance Modeling™Yes (It behaves correctly only when compatible Pickup Mute™ is connected to Personal Studio™.)
Power SupplyAA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 2 (3V DC)


Included AccessoriesCable, Stereo Earphones, Owner’s Manual, belt

Please Note

  • In some cases, the Pickup Mute may not fit instruments that have significantly different bell diameters and/or shapes. Please check before purchasing.
  • The Pickup Mute is not compatible with Marching Mellophones, Marching French Horns, Alto (Tenor) Horns, or Baritones.
  • The SILENT Brass mute for Trombone (SB5X) and the Pickup Mute (PM5X) are not compatible with Alto Trombones or Bass Trombones.
  • The SILENT Brass mute for Euphonum(SB2X) and the Pickup Mute (PM2X) cannot be used with alto horn (tenor horn) and baritone.
  • The SILENT Brass mutes for Flugelhorn (SB6X) and the Pickup Mute (PM6X) protrudes 3-4 cm from the bell.
  • For information on compatibility with Yamaha brass instruments and cases please refer to the "Compatibility Table".
  • Always remove the Pickup Mute from the instrument if the instrument is to be stored for an extended period of time.
  • 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).
  • Please note that Brass Resonance Modeling is only available when the STX-2 Personal Studio is combined with a PM1X/2X/3X/5X/6X/7X Pickup Mute. It is not available with any other Personal Studio or Pickup Mute models. 
  • SILENT Brass™, Personal Studio™, Pickup Mute™, Brass Resonance Modeling™, and SILENT Brass™ logo are all trademarks owned by the Yamaha Corporation.
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Our Silent Brass systems for both euphonium & tuba are designed to be adjustable for different instrument models so the SB-2X would fit your euphonium.