Trumpet and cornet players who often incorporate mutes into their playing routine are more than familiar with the Humes & Berg company. Since 1935, Humes & Berg have been providing amateur and professional musicians alike with mutes that are durable and sound great, and suitable to every budget. In fact, legendary musicians like Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, and countless others have used Humes & Berg mutes during their performances. From cup and straight mutes to plunger and practice mutes, Humes & Berg has an option for every trumpeter and cornetist who likes to experiment with the tone of their instrument.
Versatility is what makes the difference between a good and great musician, and it's for this reason why every trumpet and cornet player should learn how to use a mute. With that in mind, Humes & Berg is well known for the superior craftsmanship of their products, and the 102 Trumpet Cup Mute is a perfect example. Painstakingly designed for exceptional tone and accurate intonation, this cup mute is very easy to use and capable of producing a wide variety of tonal colors.
Of course, not all mutes are made for performing in front of an audience. For instance, practice mutes are used exactly for what their name hints on to, and the 132 Stonelined Sh! Sh! Practice Trumpet Mute is ideal for players who want to hone their craft well into the wee hours. Humes & Berg Stonelined mutes are the standard by which all mutes are compared to, and the second you hear how well this mute can decrease your instrument's volume, you'll understand quickly why it's one of their best sellers.
Truthfully, the right mute for your trumpet or cornet will depend on your own tastes and preferences, so have a look at each item in this section for a better idea of what each model can do for you. Whether you're a high school band student or a swinging jazz cat who plays in the coolest clubs in town, Humes & Berg has a mute for anyone who wants to expand on their brass instrument abilities.