Quick Change Cork System
I was never satisfied with the traditional cork arrangement on brass instrument mutes. With the traditional system, if one desires to fine tune the mute to a particular instrument one must adjust the thickness of the corks by shaving or filing them down, potentially leaving the mute unsatisfactory for other horns. If a cork becomes detached, the mute is unusable until a new cork is affixed. With my system, the cork material is mounted to a tray that is easy to remove and securely attaches to the mute when in use. The "thickness" of the cork can be adjusted by installing thicker cork trays, which allow the player to fine tune the same mute to several different horns if desired. Replacement of a damaged cork is simple and straightforward, no special adhesives required.