Jo Ral Bubble mute

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Rochdale UK
    Any one got any ideas of how to stop the stem falling out of a Jo-Ral bubble mute?
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bordeaux, France.
    Had this issue: I returned the mute to the seller (Thomann, Germany). They changed it after having thoroughly checked the new one. Before, even with a thick grease, the stem was falling down all the time.
  3. fuzzyhaze

    fuzzyhaze Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 22, 2009
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne UK
    Yes they are a bit on the loose side. I switched the stem for another from an old Harmon mute and it fitted better. If you don't have any old extending tubes around, you can A) put a strip of masking tape along the length of the tube and it will firm things up but you will need to change the tape on a regular basis - no big deal. B) A more permanent solution is to put the extending tube into the mute and from the large hole end of the mute, rotate the jaws from a pair of needle nose pliers around the inside of the mute where the tube goes in, to pinch it tighter, this will work for a bit longer.

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