Clary Woodmutes Straight Mute
Clary Woodmutes are handmade from domestic and exotic hardwood. They are finished with shellac and buffed and waxed to make them pretty and shiny. The inside is finished with a protective-coating of mineral oil.
All mutes come with an attractive handmade black velvet bag!
The Nicholson - With the same basic design as the Mooch and the Avery, the Nicholson plays superbly in-tune, with minimal resistance. It facilitiates easy articulation in the upper-register. It is especially perfect for soft passages, but is a good all-around straight mute that blends well. The Nicholson is the brightest of the 3 Clary straight mutes. It is made with domestic and exotic hardwood: Padauk, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Walnut, and Honduran Mahogany. The middle ring and bottom resonator are made from Spanish Cedar.
The Mooch - With the same basic design as the Nicholson and the Avery, the Mooch plays superbly in-tune with minimal resistance. It facilitates easy articulation in the upper-register. It is especially perfect for soft passages, but is a good all-around straight mute that blendswell. The Mooch offers a little less brightness than the Nicholson. Handmade from domestic and exotic hardwoods: Padauk, Peruvian Walnut, and Hard Maple in a chessboard pattern. The bottom resonator and middle ring are made from Cherry wood.
The Avery - With the same basic design as the Nicholson and the Mooch, the Avery plays superbly in-tune with minimal resistance. It facilitates easy articulation in the upper-register. It is especially perfect for soft passages, but is a good all-around straight mut that blends well. The Avery is the least bright of the 3 Clary straight mutes. This mute is handmade from exotic hardwoods: Padauk, Purpleheart, African Mahogany, Yellowheart, and Peruvian Walnut with a the middle band on the bottom section of Yellowheart. The bottom resonator and middle ring are made out of Walnut.
Clary Woodmutes fit both Bb and C Trumpets. They can be easily used without cork modification in standard and large-bell trumpets.
The mutes play extremely-well in tune and have a great response in all ranges of the instrument. They have both an amazing soft voice and the ability to cut when pushed. They are unique-looking, and will usually attract attention from your fellow musicians!
The corks are constructed of two laminated layers: cork and foam. This cork construction allows easy insertion of the mute and ensures that the mute will not fall out during a performance.
Although they are made from wood, the mutes are lightweight, the straight mutes weighing in at approximately 80 grams (about 3 oz.) and the cup mutes at about 125 grams (4.5 oz). They are strong and will take the abuse of being shoved into a mute bag night after night.