All the mutes we stock at Yamaha Music London are made by the company Denis Wick. There are two basic purposes for mutes: for instrumental practice, and for performance.
Denis Wick practice mutes are an excellent teaching aid. Not only do they fulfil the need for in tune painless practice, so essential in the development of every young player, they are also an indispensible 'hotel mute' for the professional.
There are various types of performance mutes e.g. cup, straight, extending, stopping and plunger. Each affects the instrumental sound in a particular way.
We stock mutes for trumpet, cornet, trombone, bass trombone, French horn, flugelhorn and tuba.