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« Reply #20 on: Jul 24, 2017, 08:01AM »

Yes, I use this literally at every rehearsal and performance.  The longer holder with the smaller hole is good for a plunger, the other 2 hold my Wick Straight and Cup mute with no problem.  You can pop out the little plastic tray and that can hold a mute, too.

Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know.

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« Reply #21 on: Aug 23, 2017, 07:11AM »

I recently got a Mute Mate. Rubber coated heavy wire, three loops to hold my cup, straight, and Harmon (or Solotone). Also has a bent rod to hang my plunger on. It clips with a clamp with a HEAVY spring. It pivots, so you can clamp it to a chair leg, music stand, etc. In a pit, I use the bottom half a Hamilton stand to clamp it to. Keeps mutes close, and at the right height for grabbing. It also folds up and stores in a drawstring bag.

For fast mute changes, I still use the "bend of the back of my knee" method mentioned earlier.

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« Reply #22 on: Aug 23, 2017, 11:52AM »

I am using a MUTE MATE for trombone.  It folds up and goes in a bag in my mute bag.  Available on eBay:


Works great for the tenor and bass mutes.  I use it all the time for both!  Here is a link to the inventor's site:


Works very well for me and clip on my music stand.  If I am in a situation that has a big band front, or some type of stand that it wont clip to, I bring an extra bone stand  and clip it on that. 

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 24, 2017, 05:03AM »

I've had the Jo Ral mute holder (lightweight plastic) for a few years.  It's got 3 rings - 2 x 3", 1 x 2.5".  It's OK with multiple tenor mutes but is little too wobbly with some bass trombone mutes.  (Jo Ral bass trombone straight is ok, the cup mute is too big & heavy for it).

I just picked up a Hercules HA100 (foam-covered metal); haven't used it for real yet.  It's much more robust but it's really sized for trumpet mutes.  The rings are a bit on the small side - 1 x 3", 2 x 2.5", 1 x ~2"; it holds bass trombone mutes fine in the larger rings but getting them in & out may be too slow, and it doesn't really have the "wingspan" to hold more than two mutes if one of them is a cup mute.  A variant HA100 with bigger rings on longer arms is closer to what I'm looking for....

I use the Hercules model also.  I stretched the loops open a little bit more and it holds bass mutes a little better.  I also like the clamp on types because sometimes a heavy big band book will cause the music stand to slide down.  The mute holder can clamp on the inner pole and hold it up. 

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