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. 

Nano mute that can be used for wah-wah mutes, as a key hanger. Or to put on once mouthpiece. 

Best Brass Warm Up Nano mute trumpet


Denis Wick straight mute for French horn. Model DW5524


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


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. 


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


Jo-Ral aluminium straight mute for French horn. Model FR-A


Denis Wick wooden straight mute for French horn. Model DW5554


Jo-Ral copper straight mute. Model FR-C


Jo-Ral straight mute in aluminium and copper. Model FR-AC


Yamaha STX 02 Silent Brass Personal Studio preamp for all Yamaha Silent Brass mutes.
9-Volt battery not included


Yamaha PM3X 02 Silent Brass French Horn.

Mute only! (Without personal studio)


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


Yamaha Silent Brass Mute and Personal Studio SB3X for French horn


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.