Humes & Berg Trombone Mutes
Obviously the right mute for you will depend on what type of sound you're trying to achieve. For example, straight mutes are definitely one of the most common mute types. These mutes have a cone shape and produce a somewhat 'stuffy' sound that is often preferred by musicians who play sheet music. In fact, one of Humes & Berg's most popular mutes is the 151 Tenor Trombone Straight Mute. Willie Berg invented stonelined mutes in 1935, and this one is everything you'd expect from a renowned leader in mute craftsmanship.
Plunger mutes are also quite popular, and are basically toilet plungers with the handle removed. Similar to a cup mute, plunger mutes have the ability of replicating the sound of a human voice when they're performed by an experienced player, and the Stonelined Series 135 Glenn Miller Tuxedo Plunger Mute - Trombone Version is a top seller in this catalog. Featuring a flocked interior for slight sound absorption, the 135 Tuxedo Plunger mute is ideal for any trombonist who wants a high-quality mute to incorporate into their performances.
Of course, your trombone mute options go well beyond these two choices, and your best bet is to explore the rest of this section and see what each one can do for your playing routine. Whatever catches your attention, just remember that Humes & Berg mutes are the gold standard by which all other mutes are judged, so you'll be happy with the results of anything you choose.