hey hey, I am going on tour as many of you know with my wind band in a few weeks. I have a song with flugel, and it is going to be a big hassle to check out a school flugel for the tour and everything (insurance ppaers, etc...). so my director told me to figure something out. My prof said use a felt mute. He let me borrow one, but I have an old felt hat and figured I would make one myself. The way his is made is different than I have seen. The ones I am used to are the um, Crown something Wiskey felt bags that you tighten over the bell. His is just a bowl shaped piece of felt. but there is a slit on the edge, and you just put the bell rim in the cut. so, which is better? I can cut the slits just as easy as I could sew a seam kind of thing and put in a string. thanks a bunch.