New from Denis Wick - a new compact, ultra-light in-bell mute for the trombone. This mute is perfect for the busy player who needs a mute that stores easily within the bell of the trombone without protruding and fits easily in gig-bags and cases. By storing it in the bell it actually strengthens the instrument from the inside, thus helping protect it from knocks when stored in the gig-bag. It is free-blowing and resonant, but very soft indeed, making it perfect for both warming-up and for serious practice. The response is very even from pedal tones to the top of the range. It has excellent intonation in every register and is the most in-tune compact mute available.
You will not disturb the neighbors when practicing with this mute! It is finished with an internal cork damper and has thick high-quality neoprene pads that give a secure grip and dampen the sound to a barely audible tone. It emits approximately 5db less sound than comparable practice and ‘silent’ mutes. It is perfect for near-silent practice at home, for use in hotel rooms or for quietly warming-up without disturbing fellow musicians
This new travel mute is the most in-tune of any compact in-bell mute available.
“I love the new travel mute! It is not only convenient for travel and practice at home, but also very well in tune. What I like the most is the quality of the sound - it made me feel so good about my playing. I can play in a completely natural way with this mute. It is as if it just turns down the volume of your playing but nothing else. It is the best travel mute I've ever played! I would like to thank you and your company for making this extremely good product.” -- Hao Jie, Principal Trombone of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Trombone at the Shanghai Conservatoire of Music.
Weight: 1.2 lb