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A company like Humes & Berg really doesn't need an introduction, but their history is so impressive, it's hard to resist singing their praises. Founded in 1935, Willie Berg was a hard-working Chicago musician who was respected amongst many well-known artists of the day, including Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and Harry James. In fact, Willie would often attend local clubs and sell everything from reeds and cymbals to valve oil and much more, and by the time he began making mutes for brass instruments, it didn't take long before he was specializing in a wide array of musical accessories.
Within this catalog, you'll find everything from drum cases, cymbal bag and percussion cabinets, to an extensive range of brass instrument mutes. For example, if you're a bass trombonist, you'll love the Humes & Berg Wah Wah Mute. One of their best sellers, this Harmon-style mute features a classic buzz sound, and an adjustable tone color tube that allows you to achieve the exact sound you want. Perfect for jazz bands, the Wah Wah Bass Trombone mute is exactly what you'd expect from a company that has set the gold standard by which all other mutes are judged.
As mentioned, Humes & Berg has many drums bags to choose from, and the Galaxy Bass Drum Bag will give the biggest drum on your kit all the protection it needs and deserves. Featuring a nylon-welded design, Galaxy cases are built with careful attention to every detail to ensure they can handle the busy touring lifestyle of today's professional percussionist. While you're at it, be sure to also check out the Drum Seeker Cymbal Bag with Dividers. Consisting of a fleece-lined interior, rigid foam padding, dividers, and oversized zippers, this cymbal bag is durable, road-ready, and is a sure-fire way to keep your cymbals in tip-top shape when they're not in use.
Of course, Humes & Berg's choices just keep on going from there. You'll find trumpet cup mutes, trombone straight mutes, bucket mutes, timpani covers... you name it. Your best bet is to simply dive in and explore their entire section; after all, with a company as respected as Humes & Berg, any choice you make will be a great one.