These mutes are perhaps the most successful, and most copied mutes made. Since first designed in the late 1960's Denis Wick has given brass players exactly what they need in a mute. An in tune mute through all registers, a great feel which doesn't effect the 'blow' of the instrument, and the ability to produce a searing fortissimo in orchestral tuttis.
The reason for the success of the Denis Wick mute range lies partly in the brilliance of the design and partly in the care and precision of the manufacture. The design has created very open mutes, bigger than all its predecessors, giving a full sound and avoiding the problem of sharpness of pitch encountered in many trumpet mutes.
The DW5525 Stopping Mute features a high purity spun aluminum construction that replaces the hand for traditional hand stopping effect. The player just transposes the written music one-half tone lower to compensate for the shortening effect of overall length of the horn while using this mute.
Real cork is used to produce a snug fit in the bell of the instrument. Proud that their mutes are used by thousands of musicians all over the world and yet also represents incredible value.