Extending Tube Harmon Mute
The Denis Wick harmon (or wah mutes) offers the musician a huge scope of timbral colour from just one mute. The extending mute can be used fully pushed in to create a more lively tone, extended, or completely out to create a mellow silky sound. Perfect for jazz playing, this mute is the perfect trumpet or cornet accessory for those that like their bluesy solos! As well as that, the harmon mute has become a widely used and almost compulsory mute for all kinds of brass and wind band music. As well as this, the tuba can be covered by the hand to create a “wah” effect!
Traditional Manufacturing Methods
Denis Wick’s company have stuck with their construction methods from their founded years. Using a lathe spinning technique, the mutes are hand carved to create a ‘work-hardened’ item. This makes the mute lightweight and easy to use. Real cork is used on the mute to ensure that is provides a snug fit inside of the bell of the instrument at all times.