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 blends well. The Mooch offers a medium amount of brightness compared to the Avery and 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 (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).