Although Tom Crown positions this as an orchestral mute, this is a
perfect choice for anyone looking for a bright and sassy straight mute
with excellent response, great intonation and very little resistance.
Great for the pit, big band, or any other application, when one is
looking for plenty of bang-for-the-buck!
The copper bottom gives this version a warmer, fuller sound.
To quote Tom Crown:
After extensive design, development and testing in the secret sordino
cellars of the Tom Crown Mute Co. we are happy to introduce the new
Gemini straight mute, endorsed by the trumpet section of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, the trumpet section of the Chicago Lyric Opera
Orchestra, Andrea Lucchi and Omar Tomasoni of the Orchestra Santa
Cecilia, Rome and Alexis Demailly of the Paris Opera Orchestra. The
Gemini is a twin to the classic Tom Crown straight mute, but slightly
larger, and with differences in tone color and response. It is in our
estimation the ideal orchestral metal straight mute.