Ullvén Mutes Trumpet POPY Cup Mute

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Ullvén Mutes - Trumpet POPY Cup Mute

The most easy blown cup mute I ever discovered, completely in tune. I'm happy to put my name to a real top product!

- Maynard Ferguson

The Original Ullvén Popy Cup Mute has an adjustable cup to cover a variety of colors and sounds with perfect pitch. The adjustable cup allows for a range of tone from the soft, warm sound of a tight cup, to an open, bright and crispy sound that is rich in overtones.

What's more, the cup can be used as a plunger. Without the cup, the body of the mute serves also as a nice straight mute.

Here is what designer Mr. Gunnar Ullvén says about he POPY Cup Mute:

"This mute gives the trumpet the sound of a French horn. With this mute the brass player may cover 90% of the requirements and it gives the soloist a greater space-sound.

It has the capacity of increasing the overtones on the ground note producing a spherical or the so called space-sound.

A wonderful Cup mute with a adjustable Cup to cover all you need. Can be all from a Tight Cup soft warm, to a open bright crispy sound, rich in overtones and perfect in pitch. The Cup can be used as a plunger and without the cup, the torpedo/Straight part becomes a nice "Straight" mute."

Mr. Gunnar Ullvén 

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.