Discover the Horn-Crafts French Horn Mute

  • Vienna Philharmonic

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    Complete horn-section of the Vienna Philharmonic are playing Horn-Crafts mutes

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  • Cork

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    For a good fit, high quality cork is glued to the mute

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  • Innovative inner construction

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    ... an innovative inner construction that runs evenly through the sound chamber, which influences the resistance and intonation.

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  • Cord

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    A comfortably looped viscose cord aids in quick changes from open to stopped playing.

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  • Cardocase

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    A protective case from Cardocase is available to guard the mute from grime etc.

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  • �Ideal for Mahler�s symphonies�

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    �Can be played loudly without losing the characteristic muted color.� Ideal for Mahler�s symphonies� Intonation is good, and it is balanced in all registers.� Premysl Vojta, Solohornist Konzerthausorchesters Berlin, ARD Contest Winner 2010

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  • Fitting most horns

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    The mute is well suited for most horn manufacturers, including Alexander, Engelbert Schmid, Klaus Fehr, Lawson, Holton and Paxman.

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  • Beechwood

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    This mute is crafted from high quality European cherry and beechwood

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  • High quality

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    For a good fit, high quality cork is glued to the mute with an innovative inner construction that runs evenly through the sound chamber, which influences the resistance and intonation.

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  • Cardocase

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    A protective case from Cardocase is available to guard the mute from grime etc.

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  • Cardocase

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    A protective case from Cardocase is available to guard the mute from grime, etc.

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  • Cardocase

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  • Tools4Wind HC

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    Tools4Wind HC
 

 

 

 
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What is a good Horn Mute?

The horn mute is often required in the musical repertory, a prime example being Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. It is therefore important to have a mute that offers good sound, intonation and a secure feeling. With mutes, the conversation often turns to resistance, because resistance often influences sound and intonation. The challenge in developing a good mute is to find the optimal balance of these attributes. Through cooperation with well-known hornists it has been possible to build a mute that incorporates all of these qualities.

 

Horn-Crafts french horn mute played by professionals

Characteristics

1. Beechwood

This mute is crafted from high quality European birch -and beechwood, model KHAYA complete made out of Mahogany. The beech-wood is beautifully even-grained, with a typical natural luster. At this moment we have 3 models, you can find them here.

2. Cork

For a good fit, high quality cork is glued to the mute.

3. Innovative construction

with an innovative inner construction that runs evenly through the sound chamber, which influences the resistance and intonation.

4. Perfect fit

The mute is well suited for most horn manufacturers, including Alexander, Engelbert Schmid, Klaus Fehr, Lawson, Holton and Paxman.

5. Strong cord

A comfortably looped viscose cord aids in quick changes from open to stopped playing.

6. Accessoires

A protective case from Cardocase is available to guard the mute from grime, etc.