Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other Discuss Jo ral copper bubble mute in the Equipment forums; Hey fellow trumpeters! This is my first post here so I salute you all! And now my problem. I have ...
  1. #1
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2

    Question Jo ral copper bubble mute



    Hey fellow trumpeters! This is my first post here so I salute you all!

    And now my problem. I have a Jo ral copper bubble mute for my trumpet and the small I inside pipe has no resistance and just falls off.

    How can I fix that? Is it easy?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Mezzo Forte User amzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    977

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    It's actually unlikely you'll ever use the stem, so this isn't a really big problem. Some of the guys I play with don't even have their stem any more. Anyway, you can put thick slide grease on the stem and that will hold it in. You can also slightly bend end of the tube inside the mute--just a tiny bit will do it. A third possibility is to slightly egg shape the stem to hold it in place.
    Recording Olds Trumpet (64) and Cornet (60)
    Bb MLV Strad (69) C ML Strad 236 (65)
    Couesnon Flugelhorn and Piccolo Trumpet
    Bach Strad Bass Trumpet and Olds Custom Crafted Eb/D (c.75)

  3. #3
    Piano User craigph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    474

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    I didn't know anyone actually used it with the stem in. I love the sound of my Jo-Ral bubble without the stem.

    Ars longa, vita brevis

  4. #4
    Forte User bumblebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Great Southern Land
    Posts
    2,227

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Quote Originally Posted by craigph View Post
    I didn't know anyone actually used it with the stem in. I love the sound of my Jo-Ral bubble without the stem.
    I get a nice "rattling wah-wah" sound with mine using my hand, but I too mainly use it without the stem.

    --bumblebee

  5. #5
    Forte User Kujo20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,095

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Don't quote me on this, but I've heard that putting some scotch tape around the stem will help it stay in the mute...I don't ever use my stem (and it doesn't fall out)...but I've heard that doing that can help.

    Good luck,
    Kujo
    ​Kody W.
    1924 Holton Cornet
    1922 Conn 84A Victor
    Custom Rotary Flugelhorn (someday hopefully soon)

  6. #6
    New Friend flugeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    25

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Don't toss that stem - you never know when you'll get a request for "Sugar Blues" - I suppose you could use your solotone in a pinch.

    I must be older than I thought...
    flugeler

    Yamaha YFH 731
    Schilke X3
    Bach 43*/43
    Yamaha YTR 751
    Courtois Arbuckle Cornet

  7. #7
    Pianissimo User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    149

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Come on TMers, there are so many different tones and effect you can get with that little stem in, tight or extended and with you hand over the end. I use mine just about the same amount with the stem in and out. Slide grease works for me.
    I might have listened, but did I hear

  8. #8
    Forte User nordlandstrompet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    1,793

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Just go into the mute from "the back" and give the "hole" a small dent.
    That will prevent the stem from falling out.

    @ flugeler: the solo tone mute works great for "Sugar Blues"....
    If you can not stand up as a good role model, please sit down!

    nordlandstrompet

    BrassNor

    Taylor
    Chicago Lite
    Chicago Custom X-Lead
    Custom Gansch Style
    Phat Boy
    CarolBrass
    CCR-9990-RSM-SLB
    CCR-6882T-PSM
    CPT-3000-GSS
    CTP-3330-YLS

  9. #9
    Utimate User tobylou8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    11,620

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    Don't throw it out. Soon as you do, you'll need/want it. As has been suggested, tape is the best idea. Any type of grease will be messy at best. Altering the shape of the mute will also alter the sound.
    Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis

    The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8

    Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson

    Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.

    By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!

  10. #10
    Piano User craigph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    474

    Re: Jo ral copper bubble mute

    I don't use the stem in my Jo-ral bubble, but it is very tight. No grease or tape needed. You haven't bent it have you?

    Ars longa, vita brevis

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. pulled trigger on copper bubble mute
    By HistoricBach in forum Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-29-2010, 06:39 PM
  2. pulled trigger on copper bubble mute
    By HistoricBach in forum Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 10:17 AM
  3. WTS: $50 Jo-Ral Trumpet Bubble Mute
    By O_DiBella_Music in forum Accessories and Music
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2009, 12:28 PM
  4. WTS: $69 Jo-Ral Flugelhorn Bubble Wah Mute
    By O_DiBella_Music in forum Accessories and Music
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2009, 12:10 PM
  5. Jo-Ral Bubble Mute
    By natetpt in forum Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-23-2008, 12:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26