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Trumpet Mutes

Postby Durandal » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:17 am UTC

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Re: Trumpet Mutes

Postby 1hitcombo » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:06 am UTC

I think it might be a harmonic mute I'm not too sure.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EQmmUBXozTE

not the best trumpet playing, but it's the only thing that came up when i searched trumpet harmonic mute. it gets the idea across though.

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Re: Trumpet Mutes

Postby wery67564 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:54 pm UTC

go to the music store and ask around, the harmonic might work but I know theres one that comes in two parts that works really well..

I work for the coast guard recruit training band, and it seems to me like we have the mute, its used in sleigh ride...

*edited to say: I remember now, it is harmonic, but most people call them "harmon" mutes, don't ask me why, thats what I've always heard them called.
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Re: Trumpet Mutes

Postby Mercat » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:26 am UTC

Def. harmon mute, probably with the stem in if I recall correctly.

[EDIT] The two-part mute is a harmon mute--the stem goes in the middle and can be removed. Sorry about that. ;P
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Re: Trumpet Mutes

Postby a386 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:07 am UTC

harmon isn't short for harmonic. The thing's actually called a Wow-Wow mute, but usually it's called a harmon mute because it was initially introduced by Harmon, the company. it's like frisbee.

if you're looking to buy someone one you could get a gen-u-ine bonafide Harmon one here or you could get this thing that's kind of an alteration that i like called a bubble mute. these sound less clear than a regular harmon and .. buzzy-er, like a component of them is rattling around really really fast and making a kind of buzz vibration. i love them to death. they still have the stem you could put in and go wah-wah with though. some people call these harmons, too.
EDIT: a second after posting that i followed some links on musiciansfriend and those are called ball mutes, too.

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Re: Trumpet Mutes

Postby Mercat » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:39 am UTC

^^ or "wah-wah", too. (Just a spelling variation.) And yes Harmon is a brand name but a lot of people still use it as a style name too.

I think some people confuse wah-wah mutes with plunger mutes or derby mutes as well, just a warning (for the OP).
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