The Harmon B Model Aluminum Trumpet Wow-Wow is a favourite effects mute. The “wah-wah” sound is made by a sliding cup in the end of the mute. Famous musicians have used and endorsed Harmon mutes for over 25 years. Made entirely of aluminium, the Harmon B Model is free-blowing and does not alter or change the pitch in any way.
About Harmon Mutes
The original Harmon Mute was brought to life by Paddy Harmon and perfected at the legendary Dreamland & Arcadia Ballrooms in Chicago. The Harmon Mute Company has been making mutes for brass instruments since the 1920s. Harmon Mutes have captured the imagination of music aficionados across the world through amazing performances from artists like Miles Davis. Today Harmon Mutes are played all over the globe by professional orchestras, soloists, recording artists and students alike.
Based on original designs from the ’20s and ’30s, Harmon Mutes are produced at a factory in Skokie, Illinois not far from where the brand was born. Each mute is hand-crafted by skilled technicians using a process called metal spinning. Harmon is dedicated to helping modern musicians bring the sounds of the Big Band era to today’s audiences. When you play a Harmon, we want you to feel the joy of making music.
While many have tried to imitate, there is only one original Harmon Mute sound. Look-alikes do not sound alike.