The different types of mutes separate each other on form and material. The use of mutes makes it possible to vary the instruments sound and loudness. Further down, you will find a full description of the different types of mute and what they are used for. 

Denis Wick stopping for French horn. Model DW5525 in aluminum.


Denis Wick straight mute for French horn. Model DW5524


Denis Wick practice mute for French mute. model DW5530


Bremner Sshh practice mute for French horn. Developed by solo trombonist at New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, David Bremner. 


Jo-Ral aluminium straight mute for French horn. 

Jo-Ral Straight Mute french horn Alu FR-1A


Voigt Practice Mute French Horn. Quality product from German supplier Voigt Brass. Made of 3-layer woven fibre material.


Jo-Ral straight mute in aluminium and copper. 

Jo-Ral Straight Mute french horn alu/copper FR-AC


Denis Wick wooden straight mute for French horn. Model DW5554


Excellent straight mute for french horn in beech wood model SYLVA.


Straight mutes make the instruments sound brighter and ads a nasal element to that sound. It is often used in orchestras, mainly by classical musicians and brass band musicians. 

Cup mutes are often used within the jazz genre. It is basically a straight mute with a collar. The collar adds a softer and more complete sound to the instrument, then the straight mute does. 

Stop mutes are an alternative to the use of the traditional hand-stopping technique. It is consistent in its sound and takes away the unhealthy pressure that the wrist has to withstand inside the bell.      


Practice mutes are the tool you need if you want to practice almost silent. A practice mute is the shape as a straight mute but has closing cork or rubber around the neck to ensure that all are and sound goes inside the mute. This does produce more resistance with some practice mutes, which can affect intonation but also create a larger tone when playing without a practice mute.