euphonium dennis wick straight mute

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Posted by Martin on January 27, 2001 at 02:47:01:

Hi I have just recently bought a dennis wick straight mute for euphonioum but when I try to put it in, a large part of the mute extend out(about 16 cm from top of my bell to top of mute) and my playing become uneven as I move through the range(especially low registers). I saw that there is a line on each 'bumper' on the bottom of the mute that divide each into equal halves. Furthermore I found out that I could pull them apart. Is it that I need to strip of each of the 'bumper' halves so that it can go in deeper or is there different size models?

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