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Trumpet & Flugel Mutes

Trumpet Straight Mutes

Model
Specs
Price
Humes & Berg Stonelined 101 Straight

Classic sound in a fiber mute $21
Humes & Berg 112 Pixie

Small metal straight mute allows for plunger work $31
Jo-Ral Aluminum

Similar to Wick, a bit heavier $51
Jo-Ral with Brass Bottom

with Brass bottom $55
Jo-Ral with Copper Bottom

with Copper bottom $55
Trumcor Straight Mute, Aluminum

Looks like a Tom Crown, polished aluminum, cleanly done corks $65

Trumcor Straight Mute, Copper

Looks like a Tom Crown, soft copper, good corks, plays well $70
Trumcor Lyric mute

A fiber straight mute with a larger chamber at the bottom, cardstock and wood construction, very mellow velvet sound, based on the old Aulos and Ted Griffith designs, called "the job saver", for its use on soft delicate lyrical passages. $60
Tom Crown Aluminum

Beautifully polished aluminum cup mute, very artfully done $50
Tom Crown Aluminum with Brass Bottom

Same with brass bottom $55
Tom Crown Aluminum with copper bottom

Same with copper bottom, modern metal mute sound, lots of sizzle $55
Denis Wick DW5504 Bb/C Aluminum

Modern aluminum sound, good buzz $40
Denis Wick DW5520 D Trumpet/Eb Cornet Aluminum

Smaller version for more obscure trumpet sizes $40
Denis Wick DW5551 Bb/C Wood

Very artsy wooden straight mute, smoother, softer, more mellow sound $60
Denis Wick DW5522 Flugelhorn

Larger version of the Wick trumpet straight mute, also fits alto trombone $50
Denis Wick DW5521 Piccolo Trumpet Straight Mute

And onto the smaller version $40
Trumcor Piccolo Straight Mute Aluminum

 

Nice sound and a great fit on the horn. $65
Trumcor Piccolo Straight Mute Copper

Mellow and sweet. Fits well in the bell. $70
Tom Crown Piccolo Trumpet Straight Mute with Copper Bottom

Smaller version of the standard crown, polished $38

 

Trumpet Cup Mutes

Model
Specs
Price
Humes & Berg Stonelined 102 Cup

The classic cup sound $32
Humes & Berg Stonelined 104 Mica Mute

Same mute as the standard cup, but with a thicker cup rim, and soft flocking inside, for a smoother, softer sound $33
Trumcor Classical Cup

Very lightweight cardstock and wood construction, very smooth mellow sound, adjustable cup, based on the old Aulos and Ted Griffith designs. $85
Denis Wick DW5531 Bb/C Cup

Modern louder aluminum cup sound, adjustable, very nicely made, for Bb/C trumpet $55

Denis Wick DW5537 D Cup

Same as above, for D trumpet or soprano cornet $55
Jo-Ral Tri-Tone

Light aluminum adjustable cup, designed by Joe Alessi.  No longer includes the felt rings shown in the photo. $58

 

Trumpet Bucket Mutes

Model
Specs
Price
Soulo

 

This is a new lightweight bucket mute that's made in the style of the classic Finch mute from decades ago.  It's made in the US, offers several positions for a more open or closed tone, and is very light (62g).  It attaches to the bell without scratching, is even in all registers, and has no resistance.  It's also been adopted and endorsed by many professional players in Los Angels and around the world.  It's similar in design to the Eazy Bucket mute we've sold for several years (Eazy Bucket RIP), but is improved in acoustics and durability. $74
Humes & Berg Stonelined 108A Bucket

The classic sound, clips on the bell, 5" diameter, also available for flugelhorn, #187, $26 $27
Jo-Ral

New style, plugs in like a straight mute, aluminum, nice sound $71
Softone

Softone mute
Neoprene hat, hung over the bell, gives a great bucket sound, designed by LA trombonist Ira Nepus. Can be put all the way over the bell for practice mute sound. Easy on/off, light, sounds great, versatile. Includes adjustable foam rings inside

Watch a video of the Softone mute in use
$37

 

Trumpet Harmon Style Wa-Wa Mutes

Model
Specs
Price
Harmon

Nice mellow sounds for on the mic jazz playing $36
Jo-Ral aluminum

More presence than above Harmon, louder sound $61
Jo-Ral copper

All copper wa-wa, quite a bit heavier than the aluminum version $85
Alessi Vacchiano

Nice mute similar to Harmon brand, used by many LA players including Wayne Bergeron and Jeff Kaye $58

Best Brass

Beautiful satin finish aluminum wawa mute from the Japanese maker of the most excellent miniscule warm-up mute, below. Also available in copper, add $20. $135

 

Assorted Trumpet Mutes

Model

Specs

Price

Best Brass Warm-up Mute

From Best Brass and designer Shinji Hamanaga in Japan, inventor of the Yamaha Silent Brass System is this very tiny trumpet mute.  It's extremely light and fits all the way inside your trumpet, so it stores in the bell in the case.  While pricey, it's a work of art.  It's nice for the frequent traveler who needs compact equipment.  Pitch and response is excellent, and despite being very quiet, it's easy to hear yourself and not over blow. $105

Best Brass Piccolo Warm-up Mute

This is the piccolo version of the above mute.  Like its trumpet counterpart, it is extremely light and fits all the way inside the bell, so it stores in the horn in the case.  While pricey, again it's nice for the frequent traveler who needs compact equipment.  Pitch and response is excellent, and despite being very quiet, it's easy to hear yourself and not over blow. $105

Best Brass
Warm-up Jr. Mute

 

This is a less expensive, molded-plastic version of the above mute, at a significant savings.  Light, clear, easy to hear yourself, all make this a nice mute for the price. $70

Best Brass E-Mute

The newest addition to the Best Brass line is a complete portable soundproof practice studio.  Listen to your sound through earphones (included) so you won't over blow.  Add resonance with a choice of 3 settings.  A metronome is built in, and you can plug in a CD or IPod for play-along practice.  It's pricey, but not much heavier than the standard Best Brass Warm-up mute.  This does protrude out of the horn a bit, so it won't store inside the bell in the case.  This a well-made lightweight alternative to the Yamaha Silent Brass mute.  $219
Softone

Softone mute
Neoprene hat, hung over the bell, gives a great bucket sound, designed by LA trombonist Ira Nepus. Can be put all the way over the bell for practice mute sound. Easy on/off, light, sounds great, versatile. Includes adjustable foam rings inside

Watch a video of the Softone mute in use
$37  

Tom Crown Practice Mute

Looks like a Harmon mute, but has no large hole in the end, just several tiny holes to let a little air out.  Very quiet but resonant.

For piccolo trumpet (right side), model PTPM

$43

Humes & Berg Stonelined 103 Solotone

The classic sound for Tommy Dorsey and "Song of India". Used in '30's-'40's music and some stage shows. When music calls for "Shastock", use this mute. Also known as the "clear-tone" mute. $36

Trumcor Lyric Stealth

Super lightweight with a great sound.  Stays true to intonation very well.  Not stuffy like some other models.  $60
Denis Wick Trumpet Practice Mute

Lightweight aluminum, matte black finish, same as the DW straight mute, but with extra cork and a small hole to let the air out. Soft, light, not too pricey. $40
Bremner Ssshhh Practice Mute

New from Australia is this compact plastic practice mute. So far, it's getting thumbs up around here. It's light, not too pricey, very soft, still gives you some good feedback of sound, doesn't back up, seems indestructible. Black with yellow trim, includes cloth bag. $48

Trumcor Stealth Piccolo Practice Mute

Great for late night practice sessions or hotel room warm-ups $40
Yamaha SB7XC Silent Brass Complete System

 
The ultimate practice mute has evolved.  By amplifying your sound and transmitting it to earphones, you can avoid overblowing and instead practice in comfort.  The mute fits inside your trumpet in the case for easy storage, and a mixing box to add reverb and adjust volume is included. Works only off batteries, no A/C adaptor, one reverb setting, for single player use .  Available as a mute only, model PM7X, for $110.

From Yamaha:

Yamaha’s next generation SILENT Brass delivers greater playing enjoyment, anytime, anywhere.
The new SILENT Brass consists of a smaller, lighter, free blowing Pickup Mute™, and the Personal Studio™, which features Yamaha’s exclusive Brass Resonance Modeling™.
Used together, the two deliver the natural acoustic tone you hear when playing without a mute, making it feel as though you are playing mute free.

$190