S.G.C. Adjustable Cup Mute
The S.G.C. Adjustable Cup Mute - An excellent-playing cup mute. The S.G.C. is in-tune, and plays with minimal resitance.
Named after my good friend Stephen Gregory Cross. This adjustable cup is made of cherry and padauk, with the cup portion alone containing sixty individual wood segments.
The adjustable nature of the mute allows the performer a wide range of timbres - from bright to tight. The mute has a beautful warm, smoky sound when the cup is close to the bell. It is bright and projects well when the cup is further away.
You may purchase the S.G.C. Adjustable Cup with either a flat rim or a scalloped rim. The scalloped rim plays a little bit brighter than the flat rim and offers ease of playing in the upper register. You may also purchase the S.G.C. with two cups (one flat and one scalloped).
You have the option of (1) regular corks (for standard bell throats - e.g., Bach, Yamaha); or (2) tall corks (for larger bell throats - e.g. Adams A4, Schilke X3, Wild Thing).
This cup mute is just a little brighter than the Kramer cup. Fits Bb and C trumpets. Weight is about 4.5 oz (125 g).