Facet Mutes Inc. is located in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA. We manufacture a line of wooden mutes for brass instruments, using state of the art CNC equipment, the finest hardwoods, and the highest quality woodworking materials available. Our customers refer to our mutes as "works of art" that play extremely well.
We arrived at our patented designs (US Patent - 8,269,087) 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.
Our standard line of mutes uses 100% natural hardwoods... no polymers, no fiberglass, no fiber construction of any type. Every 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!
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As of December 1, 2014, Facet Mutes will be available through our dealer network. Our first dealers are J. Landress Brass, in New York City, and Dillon Music, in Woodbridge, NJ. More dealers will be announced as our network is developed. Please visit this website, and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Facet-Mutes-Inc/214920258597524
Facet Mutes "Academic" mutes are now available through:
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