The Avery Straight Mute
The Avery - With the same basic design as the Nicholson and the Mooch, the Avery plays superbly in-tune with minimal resistance. It facilitates easy articulation in the upper-register. It is especially perfect for soft passages, but is a good all-around straight mute that blends well. The Avery is a bit more bright than the Mooch.
This mute is named for my son who is also a trumpet player, and has a segmented design, handmade from exotic hardwoods: Padauk, Purpleheart, African Mahogany, Yellowheart, and Peruvian Walnut. Although it may be difficult to see in the photograph, the middle band on the bottom section is Yellowheart. The bottom resonator and middle ring are made out of Walnut.
You have the option of (1) regular corks (for standard bell throats - e.g., Bach, Yamaha); or (2) tall corks (for larger bell throats - e.g. Adams A4, Schilke X3, Wild Thing).
Fits Bb and C trumpets.Weight is about 3 oz (80 g).