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The Nicholson Straight Mute

The Nicholson Straight Mute

SKU: 004
  • 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 (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).

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