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    Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    Is there a significant difference between the JoRal Bubble mutes and Harmon Mutes, or are they basically different takes on the same idea?
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    The Harmon mute sounds like a Harmon, and the bubble mute doesn't. The bubble plays easier/better than a Harmon, though.
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    In our band,we need the same sound, so we all use Harmon mutes.
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    Concur with all the above. If you want that true Harmon sound...the bubble mute will disappoint you.
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    Hmm, any way to describe the difference? I have an unbranded vintage harmon style mute that came with my 1940 King Master cornet. I like the sound just fine, but I have seen a copper bubble mute or two on ebay that have caught my interest.
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    bubble dents easier too!

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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    Aluminium bubble mutes produce an edgier, more cutting sound. They're quite common in my neck of the woods, but I rarely play in a band in which all the harmon-type mutes match. I myself am a hold-out -- I prefer the response I get from my Tom Crown copper harmon.

    There are frequently a few copper bubbles in the sections I play with, as well. Those things are *massive,* and they make your horn quite nose-heavy.
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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    Quote Originally Posted by BurningHills View Post
    Hmm, any way to describe the difference? I have an unbranded vintage harmon style mute that came with my 1940 King Master cornet. I like the sound just fine, but I have seen a copper bubble mute or two on ebay that have caught my interest.
    Go ahead and grab one.

    If you ever work in a small combo or do solo stuff the copper bubble might be what you're looking for. I picked one up in the forum a while back and I really like the sound (particularly when i throw a few cotton balls in it).

    I also have a regular Harmon that I use when playing with big bands so I can blend better (like Chuck).

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    Re: Bubble Mute vs. Harmon Mute

    The new Humes and Berg Bubble sounds massive! I use it in big band also and it works fine. Also it costs much less than the ridiculously overpriced Jo Ral equivalent.

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