Pumpkin Bucket Mute

Pumpkin Bucket Mute

  • The Pumpkin Bucket Mute -  A one-of-a-kind, handmade wooden bucket mute that celebrates Autumn.  This mute is a resonant beauty that plays in-tune, offers relatively no resistance, and offers multiple timbre possibilities.


    The pumpkin bucket mute is made from segments of exotic Orangeheart and Peruvian Walnut woods. The bottom bucket section contains 68 individual segments.  The top frame is made of high-quality Baltic Birch plywood for strength, and stained to compliment the peruvian walnut in the bucket section.


    The pumpkin bucket is not only eyecatching and a conversation-starter, but it is a lot of fun to play.  Players can customize the sound of the bucket by placing different materials inside the mute.  The bare wood produces a brighter, "cuppy" sound.  However, players might use a cocktail napkin or handkerchief to make the sound darker.  Adventurous users of the mute might use aluminum foil or styrofoam to produce a buzzy sound.  The possibilities are limited only by your creativity.


    This pumpkin bucket is designed to fit regular-throated bells (e.g. Bach, Yamaha, et al).


    Fits Bb and C trumpets.  Weight is 5.75 oz (162 g).