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MikeBMiller
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« on: Dec 06, 2017, 06:11AM »

Should a pixie mute go all the way into the bell? I just got one and it sticks out about 3". Just wondering whether I should trim the cork a bit. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2017, 06:48AM »

It has to go in at least far enough so you can use a plunger over it, and not so far that you can't grab it to remove.

Those are the practical considerations.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2017, 06:57AM »

Al Grey had recommendations. One was to shave the corks down enough so it will fit in the bell far enough so it doesn't extend past the bell. You should be able to look at the bell from the side and not see the end of the mute (as Doug said)

Another of his tips: removed the inner sleeve on the small end. Use a flat edge screwdriver to pry it out a bit and pull it out.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2017, 07:22AM »

Al Grey's choice  Hi

http://trombonietrombonisti.blogspot.it/2013/11/la-plunger-secondo-al-grey-1.html
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