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Aluminum mute for Willson 3100/3050

Postby Jess Haney » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:14 pm

Hey tubadom,

What mutes have you tried with your Willson contrabass horns that are aluminum that have been able to fit in your bell? I realize I will probably be corking them a lot.
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Re: Aluminum mute for Willson 3100/3050

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:17 am

Expensive, but probably (??) the best choice is the Wick. If not quite large enough, a few added thin layers of cork will do it, and the muted sonority will likely not suffer from the slight extra space between the bell interior and the mute.

I've tried several large mutes with several large tubas...the (yes, expensive, and not the largest of them) Wick works the best with most all large tubas in which I've tried it. Willson...?? nope...not one of them that I've tried with that mute, but I still strongly suspect that Wick would be the best choice.
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Re: Aluminum mute for Willson 3100/3050

Postby Tom Gregory » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:12 pm

I use a Wick with my 3050. Works great. I built up the corks quite a bit.
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Re: Aluminum mute for Willson 3100/3050

Postby Roger Lewis » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:33 am

Try to get your hands on the large metal FAXX tuba mute. It might surprise you.

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Re: Aluminum mute for Willson 3100/3050

Postby bloke » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:47 am

Roger Lewis wrote:Try to get your hands on the large metal FAXX tuba mute. It might surprise you.

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