Denis Wick Mutes
Wick Mutes for Brass Instruments
straight mutes Cup
( Wah/Harmon ) mutes Practice
For more than a quarter
of a century, Denis Wick mutes have set standards of excellence
that have made them the choice of the world's finest brass players.
There are now Denis Wick mutes for most brass instruments, from
piccolo trumpet to tuba. Brilliant straights, versatile cup and
ET and innovative practice mutes, Denis Wick mutes are all beautifully
made with perfect intonation.
All Denis Wick metal
straight mutes are made from high purity spun aluminium, "scotchbrite"
finished and bright silver anodised. The well know Denis Wick 5504
and Denis Wick 5521 trumpet and piccolo trumpet models are now complemented
by a new straight mute for D trumpet and Eb cornet. There is also
a new model for alto trombone which also suits flugel horns with
older type small bells. The Denis Wick straight trumpet and trombone
mutes have a brilliance and carrying power which make them the choice
of the world's finest professionals. The Denis Wick trombone and
bass trombone models work perfectly in all registers and are easier
to handle than other makes. The Denis Wick french horn mute is widely
respected amongst professionals and the euphonium is outstandingly
the best available today. The Denis Wick baritone mute now completes
the range of straight mutes for all the brass band instruments.
The Denis Wick straight mute for tuba has more clarity and is superior
in all registers than any other so far developed. It is supplied
with extra cork pieces to fit larger tubas. All Denis Wick straight
mutes have excellent intonation and are well matched when played
It has been a closely
guarded secret for many years amongst the best European brass players
that wooden straight mutes give a very special tone colour, especially
in soft playing. Because they must be hand-made, these mutes have
always been expensive and difficult to find. By using new and ingenious
manufacturing techniques, it has been possible to produce these
mutes at reasonable prices. Construction is of Finnish birch-faced
plywood for the sidewalls and marine ply for the bases. All models
have a lining of vulcanised fibre.
Denis Wick cup mutes
have the perfect intonation that has become the hallmark of all
Denis Wick mutes, with the added bonus that the cup position can
be adjusted to give exactly the desired sound quality - for microphone,
solo, or section playing. The Denis Wick trombone and Denis Wick
bass trombone cup mutes have absolutely no bad notes and respond
evenly in all registers.
Denis Wick "E.T." mutes
are well engineered "Wow" mutes of traditional design. Denis Wick
extending tube mutes all work well with tubes either in, extended,
or removed. The Denis Wick trombone and Denis Wick bass trombone
mutes are particularly good in the usually difficult low register.
Denis Wick practice mutes
are perhaps the best teaching aid ever invented. Not only do they
fulfill the need for the IN TUNE painless practice, so essential
in the development of every young player and an indispensible "hotel
mute" for the professional, but Denis Wick practice mutes also make
possible an enormous improvement in tone quality using the entire
vital capacity as a vibrating air column by opening the throat spaces
through playing loudly in the low register. Denis Wick practice
mutes are a fraction of cost of the electronic practice mutes now
available, which do not develop the sound in the same way.
TREVOR JONES BRASS AND WOODWIND LTD 13 CHRISTMAS STEPS BRISTOL UK BS1 5BS TEL/FAX 0117 9227402