A message from Jon Faddis about Ullvén Mutes
Hello, Fellow Brass Players, I would like to tell you about some really good news, not just for me, but for trumpet and trombone players all over the world. Swedish trumpeter Lasse Lindgren has acquired the rights to make Ullven mutes, which have been unavailable for many years, and also happen to be my all-time favorite mutes. Dizzy Gillespie game me my first Ullven harmon and cup mutes in 1972. I’ve been usin...
Ullvén Brass Mutes
Mutes made by the Swedish company Ullvén & Co has since the late 1950's been considered to be one of the world’s foremost brands. Leading professional brass musicians use and appreciate the mutes. Not least giants such as Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson used them and were also involved in developing new Ullvén mutes.
Unfortunately, around the turn of the millennium 2000, production ceased for various reasons. Almost 20 years later I can proudly and happily announce a resurrection!
Namely, after a personal offer I have agreed to take over the brand and production resources for these fine mutes, which I of course used myself throughout my professional life as a trumpeter.
WELCOME TO THE MUTED SOUND OF THE GIANTS!
NOTE: All Ullvén mutes are delivered with oversized corks that has to be filed or cut, to fit each individual Instrument. This is important for best intonation and sound. It is advantageously recommended that the cork would be adjusted so that the Mute fit deep into the Instrument Bell.
Ullvén mutes are handmade in fairly thin metal to deliver a free and rich sound, with colourful overtones. However, this may lead to, the mute easily becoming unwanted dented. To avoid this, make sure that the mute is properly seated in the Bell so it will not fall to the floor and get dented. (also be aware not to damage the floor)
The Corks on Ullvén Mutes are High Quality Corks. But, If you have problems or just need a new cork, we can supply you with that. Contact us.
Shipping costs Sweden:
Up to 1 kg (ca. 2 mutes): 160 SEK
Up to 2 kg: 184 SEK
Up to 5 kg: 205 SEK
Up to 20 kg: 280 SEK
Shipping costs Internationally:
Up to 1 kg (ca. 2 mutes): 230 SEK
Up to 2 kg: 265 SEK
Up to 3 kg: 470 SEK
4-5 kg: 280 SEK
Information about Mute model 342:
The "Dizzy Bop Mute", "Popy BOP Mute" and "Copper BOP Mute” was originally made and delivered with a roll of Felt in the hole, to hold and fix the Stem-cup. We still make the mute like this, however, for more open sound and free-blowing feel, it may be advantageously replaced with a similar roll of Rubber-Cork or Synthetic Cork material.
This will be supplied from us either with the mute or on request from you.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with this, and as a costumer, you are most welcome to contact us for any question regarding our Mutes, corks, etc.