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 patented 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.


Corks will come organized either within a clam shell case (pic A) or a simple tray, containing the various cork sizes.  The cork size is printed into the corner of each section of the clam shell case (Pic B), and also on the individual cork assemblies themselves (Pic E).  

To install a cork, you will match up the front of the cork (Highlighted in Pic E) with rail (Pic D), and slide the cork forward.   Some downward pressure may be necessary to get the cork to seat to the rail and allow it to slide forward.  

To remove the cork, you will lift gently up on the tab (Pic C) and slide the cork off the rail.