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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jason_boddie, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. jason_boddie

    jason_boddie Piano User

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    So, I made my Reunitz practice mute, it works. However, as I made it I had a blonde/ redneck/not smart moment.

    As we have all seen it calls for super glueing a part back to the mute. Well I could not get the tube of super glue to puncture. So, I did what allmen in my family do when we can't get something open. I used my teeth. Well, I am still peeling super glue out of my mouth, from behind my teeth, the roof of my mouth, inbetween my teeth, off ofmy lips. It pretty much sucks.

    I feel like the kid from "Christmas Story" that put his tongue on the frozen flag pole.

    I welcome any and all post calling me a dumb ass......
     
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  2. tunefultrumpet

    tunefultrumpet Pianissimo User

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    you're ahead of the game in my book...you made a DIY mute instead of buying one..
     
  3. edcon1981

    edcon1981 Mezzo Forte User

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    wow, that's bad... but i'll make you feel better.

    about twelve years ago (was fifteen at the time) i was using a hot glue gun to re-line my trumpet case with new fabric. well as i was sitting indian style in shorts, no socks, no shoes, i picked up the hot gun and went to apply some to the case. unfortunately i did not realize how "free flowing" hot glue can get and i accidentally dumped a silver dollar size amount of glue on the inside of my left ankle. genius me instead of using a towel or something to wipe the glue off of my blistering ankle i used what? my right hand. so as a result i wound up with a blistered ankle, blistered palm to my right hand, and a laughing family.

    i'll leave you positive rep for being in a horrible glue accident. hope that helps :D
     
  4. Markie

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    Great job Jason! I have a remutesit too!! I traded a fellow trumpeter my old RingMute for it. What he did was to basically take out the stinky stuff, put the bottom back on and instead of cork he used about a one inch piece of bicycle tire tube and slipped it round the top. I really like it because it adds another layer (or if you're a guitar player, another knob) to my sound.
     
  5. bobmiller1969

    bobmiller1969 Pianissimo User

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    How has the crazy glue in your mouth affected your playing? Sorry, but your story is really funny. That has to suck! If I had a nickel for every time I did something like that, I could buy a new Prana Anja.
     
  6. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    Keep glue and glue tubes out of mouth.
     
  7. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

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    I think you should keep your lips sealed on this one.

    (sorry, *somebody* had to make a really bad pun)
     
  8. Hoghorn

    Hoghorn Pianissimo User

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    Does the glue help you keep your corners locked down ?

    Sorry guys but I had to get that one in !

    Hoghorn
     
  9. jason_boddie

    jason_boddie Piano User

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    yea, yea, yea keep em coming. I am happy to say that there were no residual effects of the glue. However, I can't seem to get the glue out from inbetween, and behind the teeth. But, there is a positive to that.

    Even though I am a southerner I don not have to worry about my teeth falling out.....:)
     
  10. Nerf

    Nerf Piano User

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    So...if the glue doesn't effect your playing...does it help you "stick" the high notes?!
     

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