Originally Posted by Yosemite
I feel your pain. My husband plays bass (not too bad), but he also plays sax. Do you know how loud a sax is in the house? I've stuffed towels down the bell and it still is loud! I particularly dislike anything loud - bars, TV, radio - I don't want to have to yell to be heard over all that noise.
Oh Geez..I dated a now-professional jazz saxophonist (actually, 3 of them, but one was a somewaht serious relationsship) and MY LORD THAT THING IS LOUD even when played well! He is extremely talented and I still remember getting splitting headaches.
Does he have a metal or plastic mouthpiece? Because if it's metal, I feel reeeeeally sorry for you....not only are they like 20 times louder, but they also throw the instrument waaaaaay out of tune with itself.
But then again, I own a piccolo. I use that wisely, though. Only on days when Ian is making me REALLY mad. It frightens the animals.