Jo-Ral mutes' slogan is: The mark of a master. For 30 years that master was Jo-Ral founder Joe Alessi, designer of the company's premium-quality mutes. Alessi continually refined Jo-Ral mutes to provide ever-greater levels of acoustic and tonal performance for brass instrument performers.
Some of the most talented professional musicians in the world have tested and found Jo-Ral mutes worthy. You'll find Jo-Ral mutes are used by leading brass performers in every musical venue from symphonic and band and orchestra to jazz and studio session players.
Only the highest quality hand-spun aluminum is used in the manufacture of a Jo-Ral mute. Jo-Ral takes the time to make sure that each mute they design is tested to perform evenly in all registers. Another highlight of the wide line of Jo-Ral mutes is their use of alternative materials on the mute's base, varying the sound and giving performers more sounds for special effects. For example, multi-purpose Jo-Ral all-aluminum mutes provide a bright muted sound, while brass-bottom mutes impart a slightly warmer, closer sound ideal for smaller settings. For a darker, mellower effect, Jo-Ral copper-bottom mutes are the perfect choice. And all-copper Jo-Ral mutes create a deep, rich sound.
The ideal choice for any musical genre, the Jo-Ral tenor trombone straight mute produces a distinct, muted sound throughout the natural range of the instrument. It is free-blowing in all registers and designed to fit all tenor trombone bells.