Avoiding Mute Dents

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    ... integrated from 0 to infinity (and beyond!)
     
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Oh man I hate that Crown straight. :-)

    H&B's straights have, as I mentioned, the rubber around the tip. A Denis Wick has felt around the tip.

    One of those might be worth a look.

    Tom
     
  3. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    It was a free straight mute, my band director's from college, so I couldn't say no. Better then those crappy Bach plastic ones. Talk about impossible to tune....

    I will definitely have to look into a Denis Wick one, and maybe invest in a newer cup-mute considering I haven't paid for a mute yet. (too many trumpet players around here...they give out mutes like free candy on halloween). Now the only thing is my harmon mute...how do I solve that one?
     
  4. VetPsychWars

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    Recork it! Or buy an H&B Wah-Wah Du-All.

    Actually, I have too many mutes. PM me and we can do a deal that'll make us both happy.

    Tom
     
  5. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    I was thinking of getting the cup mute recorked but it looks like its been mauled by a bear, or an oboe player jealous of how in-tune it is, so it might be worth investing in a new one. But the harmon was my grandfather's when he actually played, its an insanely heavy harmon, plays closer in tune then most I've tried....Would putting a little bit of felt on the top opening affect the sound a lot? I know it would effect the tuning, but its a harmon, it doesn't like tuning lol.
     
  6. Dupac

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    The best solution : always have TWO identical trumpets, with TWO identical mouthpieces, one open and the other one with the mute. If necessary buy THREE trumpets, or FOUR… :roll:
     
  7. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    It was hard enough convincing my parents to buy me my Bach. If I asked them to buy me a second horn they'd faint. And my savings are dedicated towards saving up for a blackburn lead pipe (my lead pipe has red rot starting on it..boo..)...soo.
     
  8. Dupac

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    Or do like Antoine Curé :

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  9. Dupac

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    How to manage two mutes :

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  10. RHSbigbluemarchingband

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    How the hell....
     

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