Introduction: DIY Tenor Trombone Mute

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Make a mute for your tenor trombone for only dollars.

Thanks to bonesmarsh on the trombone forum for the idea.

You'll need:

  • scissors
  • 1-quart international delight coffee creamer bottle
  • shelf paper
  • duct tape or similar
  • ruler
  • hammer
  • nail

Step 1: Step 1

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Buy an International Delight coffee creamer bottle. Once you empty or use the contents, take off the cap and wrapper.

Step 2: Step 2

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Cut a 7 x 3.25 rectangle of shelf paper.

Step 3: Step 3

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Fold the shelf paper into a strip that is about an inch wide.

Step 4: Step 4

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Wrap the strip of shelf paper tightly around the top of the bottle and secure it with tape.

Step 5: Step 5

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Using a hammer and nail, punch 2 holes in the side of the mute. These holes will let air out.

Step 6: Step 6

Place your mute in the bell of your trombone and play!

Add more shelf paper and increase the size of the holes if you want to.


seamster (author)2015-03-10

Very clever idea!

(Do you happen to have any higher resolution images of this? Your pictures are all pretty tiny and hard to see.)

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