The Mooch Straight Mute
The Mooch - With the same basic design as the Nicholson and the Avery, the Mooch 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 blendswell. The Mooch offers a little less brightness than the Nicholson.
This mute is named for my daughter (Mooch was her nickname as a baby) and has a chessboard pattern. Handmade from domestic and exotic hardwoods: Padauk, Peruvian Walnut, and Hard Maple The bottom resonator and middle ring are made from Cherry wood.
You have the option of regular corks (for standard bell flares) or tall corks (for larger bell flares, e.g. Van Laar or Wild Thing).
Fits Bb and C trumpets. Weight is about 3 oz (80 g).