Add a BUNCH of new tone colors to your jazz game! This bundle includes:
- ACB FX Hybrid Mouthpiece in your choice of finish and rim size!
- KR Indigo plunger mute
- Soulo Bucket Mute
- Soulo Adjustable Cup Mute
Each item in this bundle expands your expressive potential. Our ACB FX mouthpiece gives your trumpet an incredibly dark tone, and all three mutes are adjustable to give you a variety of sounds!
FX Hybrid Mouthpieces:
Want that flugelhorn sound, without having to travel with a flugelhorn? Then the ACB FX Series Hybrid Mouthpieces are for you!
The ACB FX mouthpiece is an extension over our very popular TF series... people have wanted an even deeper, darker, richer, and thicker hybrid sound. This is it! The extra short (but still standard gapping) trumpet shank balances out the extra-deep cup for improved intonation. We are very excited to offer this to our clients! Every rim in the ACB line is available. Get yours today!
Available in MODERN BLANK ONLY.
Call the Mouthpiece Hotline with questions or to place an order! +1-781-816-9664
Check out the sound of these mouthpieces in the videos below!
As you can imagine, having access to a darker, more flugelhorn-like tone color through a simple mouthpiece change is much more convenient than carrying a flugelhorn with you at all times. We developed this mouthpiece so you can always have that deep, rich sound handy right in your mouthpiece pouch.
KR Indigo Plunger Mute:
World's Greatest Plunger Mute?
This mute is quickly becoming a customer favorite here at ACB!
The Hirschman Mutes "KR Indigo" Plunger Mute is the culmination of a decades-long quest for the best sounding, BY FAR most in tune, easiest to play, most comfortable to hold, most expressive trumpet plunger that money can buy.
"KR" are the initials of Kenny Rampton, world-renowned trumpet player and long-standing member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Kenny co-designed this plunger with Hirschman Mutes, incorporating feedback from some of today's top trumpet players.
- IN TUNE! — From low to high, the most in-tune plunger ever. It also provides consistent pitch when switching between open and closed (tight) plunger, something essential for ensemble passages. Better intonation means less "lipping" of notes, reducing fatigue and increasing endurance.
- Kenny Penny™ venting system — Some players like to drill a hole through their plungers (where the wooden stick was) and some don't. Others carry two plungers in their bag to have both. The Kenny Penny venting system provides one penny outside the plunger and another inside. Turning the outer penny closes the plunger hole with the inner penny. Kenny Rampton likes it closed for playing over straight mute and open for plunger alone. There's no right or wrong, and the Kenny Penny lets you discover your ideal sound...that's our "two cents."
- Handgrip — Our large, comfortable handgrip makes the plunger easy to pick up and hold. No more slips or drops!
- Tone hole — With the Kenny Penny in the open position, you can create interesting effects by covering/uncovering the tone hole with a finger.
- Distinctive color — Inspired by Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo and Snooky Young's/Clark Terry's blue plungers, with a design updated for the 21st century.
The "KR Indigo" model specs: Height 3.375"/85.7mm, Outer diameter 4.81"/122.2mm, Inner lip diameter 4.21"/106.9mm.
Read what Thomas Gansch, Scotty Barnhart and Marcus Printup have to say about the Hirschman Mutes "KR Indigo" Plunger Mute:
Thomas Gansch — Leader and trumpet, Mnozil Brass - "Brass players listen: I got this beauty from my good friend Kenny Rampton, a master in the art of plunger playing. He developed the KR Indigo Plunger with Hirschman Mutes and it is an absolute must-have. Only the Indigo has the Kenny Penny!"
Scotty Barnhart — Leader and trumpet, Count Basie Orchestra - "Kenny Rampton’s new plunger mute is just great. The intonation is perfect, it fits nicely in my hand, and it’s easy to play in a variety of ways. I love it!”
Marcus Printup —International trumpet soloist and member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - “I’ve always had to teach students how to bend pitch in order to play in tune with a plunger. Bending isn't needed with the Hirschman Mutes KR Indigo because it plays PERFECTLY in tune. Great job Kenny...and you get the Kenny Penny!"
Soulo Bucket Mute:
With its distinct soulful sound, perfect pitch and lack of back pressure, Soulo has come to be essential for every pro brass player's mute arsenal. Its versatility, ease of use and sleek contour have made it popular among jazz, orchestral and commercial players.
Soulo Mute has been making its way through high schools and universities, professionals and students, quickly becoming the preferred bucket. It is used by trumpet icons Herb Alpert, Wayne Bergeron, Roger Ingram, Kiku Collins, Jens Lindenmann, Chuck Findley and also the Oscars Trumpet Section.
Soulo Mute is designed and handcrafted by Mike Jarosz, a professional trumpet player who has performed and recorded with a diverse group of artists including Maynard Ferguson, LL Cool J, Los Lonely Boys, Frankie Valli, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and others. Currently, Mike is touring with "The Midtown Men", a 60's review show featuring the original NY cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys.
Soulo Mute is currently being sold on 4 continents - North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Trumpet players from around the world are sharing their experience in using it as a bucket. Many are abandoning their less practical old buckets, replacing them with Soulo.
Soulo Adjustable Cup Mute:
We are delighted to have these in stock! These are awesome cup mutes that already have a dedicated following!
From the manufacturer:
The new adjustable cup mute for trumpet. Unlike any other cup mute, Soulo Cup is perfectly in tune in all registers, has minimal back-pressure, and no 'squirelly' notes. The specially formulated fiber materials and manufacturing process allow Soulo Cup to offer the traditional vintage cup mute sound, adjustability and perfect pitch all in one mute. It is considerably lighter than other brands. Each mute comes with a 100% organic cotton bag to protect it from wear and tear and provide a third sound color option: a darker cup mute sound, with the bag stuffed inside the cup. All these options allow the trumpet player to blend perfectly in a section comprised of different brands of cup mutes. The mute is perfect for performance and sound recordings, as it will never fall out the bell due to it being lightweight and its unique neoprene composite corks. Endorsed by US and international trumpet icons like Bria Skonberg, Wayne Bergeron, Chuck Findley, Roger Ingram, Jens Lindemann, Herb Alpert, Andrea Giuffredi and many more. Made in the USA by trumpet player Mike Jarosz.
If you have additional questions, please send us an email!
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Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of the items.
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