Jo Ral Bubble mute

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

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Any one got any ideas of how to stop the stem falling out of a Jo-Ral bubble mute?
     
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    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

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    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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