The Nicholson Straight Mute
The Nicholson - With the same basic design as the Mooch and the Avery the Nicholson plays superbly in-tune, with minimal resistance. It facilitiates 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 Nicholson is the brightest of the 3 Clary straight mutes.
This mute is named for my wife's family and has a segmented pattern. It is made with domestic and exotic hardwood: Padauk, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Walnut, and Honduran Mahogany. The middle ring and bottom resonator are made from Spanish Cedar.
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).