With an illustrious career as a trumpeter with many orchestras across the nation, it is easy to understand how Tom Crown was able to produce such a well fitted brand of mute for the world. The mutes place in comfortably and add not a lot of weight due to the use of aluminium as the main part of the mutes body.
With the addition of various metals such as copper the mutes take on a different persona and allow players to meld to their different situations. The introduction of the new Gemini straight mute, endorsed by the trumpet section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has yet again furthered the response of the mutes.
The Gemini is a twin to the classic style Tom Crown mute, but slightly larger, and with differences in tone color and response. It is in our estimation the ideal orchestral metal straight mute.