Mute corks

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by picju96, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. picju96

    picju96 Member


    My mute doesn't have much cork left on it. Does anyone know where I could get some more to repair it please? I've tried Hobbycraft, homebase, b&q and places like that, all they have is cork floor tiles. Would these be ok, or a bit hard?

  2. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I have used cork tiles in the past - they seem to work fine.
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Just make sure you use strong glue...!!
  4. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    How true

    Wish some manufacturers did the same
  5. Owen S

    Owen S Member

    Last time I found I had a problem, having years before filed down the corks on my cup mute because they were too thick when I bought it, I scrounged a couple of wine corks, cut them into strips with a sharp kitchen knife and then glued them on top of the old corks. As long as you do it carefully, scoring the cork before cutting, you should be fine.
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Go to and do a search for "Mute Cork".

    They sell corks pre-cut to size, as well as sheets of cork in various grades, sizes and thicknesses, both natural and synthetic.

    Should be able to find what you need.
  7. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Ah great, thanks!
  8. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Mute corks? I didn't know they could speak!;)
  9. Crazysop

    Crazysop Member

    How about cork or something for a sop harmon? It originally had black foam stuff but that fell off and I've tried alsorts since including b&Q best draught excluder rubber stuff which is ok but falls off inconveniently after each mute change. Any suggestions for a decent fix?? Not sure if cork tiles would be bendy enough although I've not tried them.
  10. RonBarnes

    RonBarnes Member

    I bought some sheet cork, good quality stuff, from
    Company name is Fred Aldous
  11. RonBarnes

    RonBarnes Member

    Sorry, the email address above is incorrect. Go to and look up 'cork sheet'. £3.39 for a sheet large enough to replace all your mute corks for ever!

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