Ullvén Mutes Trumpet Dizzy Cup Mute - Chrome Plated Copper
Ullvén Mutes - Trumpet Dizzy Cup Mute
"I have never before had an equal mute, it's unbelievable that you can succeed 100% in producing a mute with so many top qualities."
- Dizzy Gillespie
History of the Dizzy Cup Mute
In 1958 the Swedish inventor and entrepreneur Gunnar Ullvén met the world famous trumpeter John Birk’s ”Dizzy” Gillespie at the jazz club Nalen in Stockholm. Dizzy went there after playing at the Stockholm Concert Hall, with the ”Jazz at the Philharmonic”, and Mr. Ullvén to show him this trumpet mute. Mr Gillespie instantly fell in love with Ullven’s trumpet mutes, made in Chrome Plated Copper, so much so that he from then on always used these mutes for the rest of his formidable career. Gunnar Ullvén and Dizzy Gillespie made an agreement that the mutes came to bear his name and be equal to his ”Be-Bop Sound.”
The Original Ullvén "Dizzy" Cup Mute has an adjustable cup and will cover all you playing needs. It can be all from a tight cup soft warm, to an open bright crispy sound, rich in overtones and perfect pitch. The removable cup can be used as a plunger and without the cup, the body of the mute becomes a nice straight mute. With this mute the brass player may cover 90% of the requirements and it gives the soloist a greater sound. As played and loved by legends like Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Jon Faddis, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and many more!
All Ullvén mutes are delivered with oversized corks that has to be filed or cut, to fit each individual Instrument. This is important for best intonation and sound. It is advantageously recommended that the cork would be adjusted so that the Mute fit deep into the Instrument Bell.
About Ullvén Mutes
Mutes made by the Swedish company Ullvén & Co has since the late 1950's been considered to be one of the world’s foremost brands. Leading professional brass musicians use and appreciate the mutes. Trumpet giants such as Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson used them and were also involved in developing new Ullvén mutes.
Unfortunately, around the turn of the millennium 2000, production ceased for various reasons. Almost 20 years later trumpeter Lasse Lindgren can proudly and happily announce the resurrection of the brand. Each Ullvén mute is handcrafted to the same specifications as the originals using the same tooling and materials.