Ullvén Mutes Trumpet POPY Bop Mute
Ullvén Mutes - Trumpet POPY Bop Mute
" As to the range, the notes are exactly the samer wether you are at the lowest note of range or the highest. You are always in perfect tune -- with or without the stem cup.
In symphony orchestras and brass band, in entertainment and dance music, this mute may cover 90 % of the requirements.
It may successfully be used in a Brass section with or without the cup. After extensive tests made by me and everybody in my brass section, Popy is found to be 100% perfect in the whole register."
- Maynard Ferguson
This popular Ullvén Popy Bop Mute, with extendible cup-stem, is handmade in aluminium, powder painted or polished. A classic Ullvén mute may be used for solo or in the section wherever it is needed in any style of music. This mute is perfectly in tune in all registers with a beautiful warm sound with rich overtones. The POPY Bop mute is similar to a "Harmon style" mute but with a sound of its own.
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.