Light aluminum adjustable cup, can be closed for soft practice playing, very light but new models are tougher than older, thinly made ones. Great low range, more sizzle than the fiber mutes.
Denis Wick cup mutes have the perfect intonation that has become the hallmark for all Denis Wick mutes, with the added bonus that the cup position can be adjusted to give exactly the desired sound quality - for microphone, solo or section playing.
"This has to be the best mute, by far the best cup mute, I have ever used and owned. I actually used to use a Harmon Triple Play cup mute (the cup was removable so you could use it as a plunger and a straight mute, but it was too small for my Bach 42BO (I would have to hold it outside of the bell.) This mute is amazing, perfect size, and the cup is adjustable if I need to use it for my small jazz horn."
~ Jesus Viramontes, trombone student, Los Angeles CA