Welcome to the home of Facet Mutes... the only home of Custom Mutes on the web! Enjoy your visit!
New at Facet Mutes:
Trombone Pixie/''Nanton" Mutes - Select "Mutes"/Padauk
Trumpet "Brusio" Mutes
New Signature Series Mutes:
"Carol Jarvis" and Kiku Collins/"Ninja Princess" mutes - A portion of the sale for either Carol's or Kiku's Signature Series mutes will be donated to their charity of choice. On behalf of Facet Mutes, Carol, and Kiku, we Thank You!
Facet Mutes (US Patent - 8,269,087) has designed a line of individually crafted wooden mutes that are destined to become the mutes of choice for brass players, and composers and arrangers, worldwide. We arrived at our designs after carefully studying acoustics, as it applies specifically to sound reduction, as well as to the manufacture of acoustic musical instruments. We have been able to capture the characteristic sound that is familiar to us, and to our audiences. Significant improvements have been made to mutes that have been a part of our musical heritage, allowing brass players to achieve outstanding performance results, regardless of the individual hardwood used in making each Facet Mute.
hardwood used has a characteristic timbre that is related to the
density and grain of the individual hardwood. We invite you to discover
the different "sound prints" that can only be achieved using our custom, handcrafted
hardwood mutes. Facet Mutes play very evenly throughout your entire
range, and because they resonate (as opposed to reflect and alter our
sound) they have good projection at all dynamic levels.
Our Signature Series “Chicago Jazz Philharmonic” mutes have become the flagship offering of Facet Mutes. The ‘CJP’ mutes are made using American Black Walnut, and Padauk wood… a strikingly beautiful hardwood that is native to Central and tropical West Africa. This combination of hardwoods was chosen by Orbert Davis, Artistic Director of the “Chicago Jazz Philharmonic”, because it produced a sound print that he determined to be decidedly “Third Stream” . (“Third Steam” is a term coined by composer Gunther Schuller, in 1957, to describe a musical genre that is the synthesis of classical music and jazz.) We at Facet Mutes are proud of our affiliation with Orbert Davis, Mark Ingram, and the entire “Chicago Jazz Philharmonic” organization!
Facet Mutes "Academic" mutes are now available through:
SlideBone.com in New York, New York - http://www.slidebone.com
BIW, Inc. (Rich Ita's Brass Instrument Workshop), in Marietta, Georgia
Fénix Marina Baixa, S.L. – América Latina - www.BrassOnLine.net/e-shop