I bought one each of Tom Clary’s Straight and Cup Woodmutes because I liked how they sounded and how easy it was to play in all registers with them. Last night I played in a 20s/30s swing band that called for a whole lot of cup and straight mute and used Tom’s mutes. Not only did they sound great and feel great, many people came up and asked to see those cool-looking wooden mutes which I proudly showed off to them. These mutes are a huge hit with me and I will definitely be playing them and urging others to play them. Thanks so much, Tom, for cooking up such a great product! You da man!!!!!!!!!!!! — Rich Willey
Rich also said "that gig went great . . . naturally, I had to play without a mic, and after three sets (probably 75% muted) my chops still felt great at the end, which is rarely the case and I give your mutes most of the credit for making that happen. They are very responsive and don't seem to affect the blowing resistance or my endurance like my old mutes do, so I am a 100% satisfied customer!"