ABOUT THE MUTES
Cups and Straights
Clary Woodmutes fit both Bb and C Trumpets. They can be easily used without cork modification in standard and large-bell trumpets (e.g. a Bach 72).
The mutes play extremely-well in tune and have a great response in all ranges of the instrument. They have both an amazing soft voice and the ability to cut when pushed. They are unique-looking, and will usually attract attention from your fellow musicians!
The corks are constructed of two laminated layers: cork and foam. This cork construction allows easy insertion of the mute and ensures that the mute will not fall out during a performance.
Although they are made from wood, the mutes are lightweight, the straight mutes weighing in at approximately 80 grams (about 3 oz.) and the cup mutes at about 125 grams (4.5 oz). They are strong and will take the abuse of being shoved into a mute bag night after night.
The practice mute fits both Bb and C Trumpets. It uses a ring of 3mm EVA foam as a cork to ensure a very-secure connection with the trumpet.
The practice mute utilizes a 1/4 in. copper pipe to aid in intonation and the free-blowing character of the mute. The practice mute weighs about 100grams (about 3.5 oz.)
All the mutes on this site are handmade from domestic and exotic hardwood. They are finished with shellac and buffed and waxed to make them pretty and shiny. The inside is finished with a protective-coating of mineral oil.
All mutes come with an attractive handmade black velvet bag!
Read what trumpet players are saying about Clary Woodmutes on our Testimonials Page.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.