Practical Advice Wanted Please?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Mesmerist, May 7, 2007.

  1. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    The cork has come off my practice mute and disappeared (my 2 year old is smiling) what can I do to improvise a repair?
  2. Di

    Di Active Member

    Use your two year old as a mute? :tongue:;)

    Just kidding ... no children are harmed in the making of this forum. ;)

    Are you in immediate need of it today? I managed to by replacement corks for an ordinary mute from Trevada music. I don't know if they sell them for practice mutes (that goes all the way round doesn't it? ).

    How about a DIY shop, cork notice board and a bit of double sided sticky tape for a temporary solution?
  3. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

  4. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Wine cork cut to size and superglued on. With the added bonus that you have to drink a bottle of wine first!:biggrin:
  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Cut some sheet polystyrene to size and wrap it round mute to seal. This should be enough to sort the practice mute!
  6. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Or theres the old alternative to make a different one...

    Get a harmon mute, take the tube out...

    Get a wine bottle cork, and bore a hole through it (smaller = quieter), and put it in the harmon where the tube goes....

    Et Voila (sp?)...
    Works nicely, I find...