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This gallery showcases a small portion of the hundreds of vintage mutes I restored during the few years I engaged in that activity. I had always done repair and restoration work on my personal mutes during breaks between touring. When done properly, mute restoration is a very time consuming, meticulous, and tedious process.

My restoration activities began getting in the way of my teaching and playing goals. This is precisely why I stopped accepting mute restoration projects from private clients in 2016.


  LCJO trumpet section with MuteMeister Mutes
Roger restored 4 vintage Ray Robinson Cup Mutes for
the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trumpet section.
Trumpets, L to R: Wynton Marsalis, Ryan Kisor, Kenny Rampton, Marcus Printup
 

Armstrong's Shastock Mute circa 1920s,
Louis Armstrong's
1920s Shastock Straight Mute
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Louis Armstrong's
1920s Shastock Straight Mute

It has been verified that this mute was owned and used by Louis Armstrong in Chicago during the 1920s. The custom Shastock dealer's label indicates this mute was purchased at Lyon & Healy Music, Wabash at Jackson St, Chicago Ill.

Shastock Trumpet Straight Mute circa 1920s
Louis Armstrong's
1920s Shastock Straight Mute
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1950s Ray Robinson Cup Mute Restored for Doc Severinsen
1940s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
Restored for Doc Severinsen

1950s Ray Robinson Cup Mute Restored for Chuck Findley
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
Restored for Chuck Findley

1940s Ray Robinson cup mute restored for Wynton Marsalis of the LCJO
1940s Ray Robinson Cup mute
Restored for LCJO's Wynton Marsalis

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute - circa 1930s
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
Restored for LCJO's Kenny Rampton

1950s Ray Robinson cup mute restored for Marcus Printus of the LCJO
1950s Ray Robinson cup mute
Restored for LCJO's Marcus Printup

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute - 1950s for Ryan Kisor
1950s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
Restored for LCJO's Ryan Kisor

1940s Humes and Berg Clear-Tone Mute restored by/for Roger Ingram
1940s Humes & Berg
Clear-Tone Mute
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

Humes and Berg Glen Miller Tuxedo Plunger Mute 1940s restored by/for Roger Ingram
1940s Humes & Berg
Glenn Miller Tuxedo Plunger Mute
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

1940s Humes and Berg Mic-a-Mute restored by/for Roger Ingram
1940s Humes & Berg
Mic-A-Mute Mute
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

Ray Robinson Cup Mute 1930s No1, restored by/for Roger Ingram
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
1 of 3 from Roger's personal collection

Ray Robinson Cup Mute 1930s No2, restored by/for Roger Ingram
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
2 of 3 from Roger's personal collection

Ray Robinson Cup Mute 1930s No3, restored by/for Roger Ingram
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute
3 of 3 from Roger's personal collection

Chicago Humes and Berg Trumpet Cup Mute - by/for Roger Ingram
1940s Chicago Humes & Berg
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

Humes and Berg Wa-Wah Du-All
1950s Humes & Berg
Wa-Wah Du-All
Restored for Thomas Krueger

Chicago Humes and Berg Trumpet Cup Mute - for Bryan Davis
1940s Chicago Humes & Berg
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Bryan Davis

1930s Shastock Swingster Restored for Brian Graber
1930s Shastock Swingster
Restored for Brian Graber


Shastock Tonalcolor Mute Circa 1950s,the late Warren Luening's Restored for Wayne Bergeron
1950s Shastock Tonalcolor Mute
The late Warren Luening's
Restored for Wayne Bergeron

Shastock Trumpet Solotone Mute circa 1970s,
Restored for Larry Hall
1970s Shastock Solotone Mute
Restored for Larry Hall


Shastock Trumpet Solotone Mute circa 1920s,
Restored for Dave Wondra
1920s Shastock
Trumpet Solotone Mute
Restored for Dave Wondra

Shastock Trumpet Straight Mute circa 1920s,
Restored for Dave Wondra
1920s Shastock
Trumpet Straight Mute
Restored for Dave Wondra

Humes and Berg Tuxedo Plunger Mute circa 1940,
Restored for Dave Wondra
1940s Humes & Berg "Glenn Miller"
Tuxedo Plunger Mute
Restored for Dave Wondra

Ray Robinson Trombone Cup Mute restored for Mike McCully
1950s Ray Robinson
Trombone Cup Mute
Restored for Mike McCully


Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute circa 1930s, Restored for Trent Austin
1930s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Trent Austin


Ray Robinson Trumpet Regular Straight Mute circa 1930s, Restored for Trent Austin
1930s Ray Robinson Trumpet
"Regular" Straight Mute
Restored for Trent Austin


3 Ray Robinson Trumpet Mutes circa 1930s
The entire 1930s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Mute Line
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

Roger's 1940s 'Chicago, Illinois' Humes and Berg trumpet mute collection
Roger's 1940s
"Chicago, Illinois" Humes & Berg
Trumpet Mute Collection

3 Ray Robinson Trombone Mutes circa 1930s
The entire
1930s Ray Robinson
Trombone Mute Line

LWS Straight Mute - early to mid 1920s
Early 1920s LWS Straight Mute
(Louis W. Shastock)
Three long vertical corks



Early Shastock Straight Mute - early to mid-1920s
Early 1920s Shastock Straight Mute
Six offset corks became
the standard configuration for Shastock
Tonalcolor, Straight, and Hyhat mutes.



Shastock Solotone Mute - 1920s- for Pat Shaner
1920s Shastock
Trumpet Solotone Mute
Restored for Pat Shaner


Shastock SoloTone Trumpet Mute - 1920s for Ryan Resky
1920s Shastock
Solotone Trumpet Mute
Restored for Ryan Resky
1930s Ray Robinson Cup Mute for Neal Berntsen
1930s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Neal Berntsen
1950s Ray Robinson Cup Mute for Neal Berntsen
1950s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Neal Berntsen

Dizzy Gillespie Mufti Mute - circa 1958
1958 Dizzy Gillespie Mufti Mute

Packaging For Mufti Mute - front
Packaging For Mufti Mute - front

Packaging For Mufti Mute - top
Packaging For Mufti Mute - top

Shastock Straight Trumpet Mute - 1940s for Jacky Such
1940s Shastock
Straight Trumpet Mute
Restored for Jacky Such

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute - circa 1930s
1930s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Dan Miller

Bryan Davis' Ray Robinson Cup Mute circa 1955
1955 Ray Robinson
Cup Mute
Restored for Bryan Davis

Shastock VocaTone Mute - early1930s
1930 Shastock Vocatone Mute
Restored by/for Roger Ingram

Ray Robinson Trombone Cup Mute - 30s for Garling
1930s Ray Robinson Trombone Cup Mute
Restored for Tom Garling

Shastock Straight Mute - post 1940
1940s Shastock "Micro"Product
Straight Mute

Baylor-Shew Soloist Mute - 1990s
1990s "The Soloist"
Shew-Baylor Products

Shastock Charlie Spivak Whispa Mute - 1940s
1940s Shastock "Micro"Product
Charlie Spivak "Whispa Mute"

Emo Harmon Mute - 1980s
1980s Emo
Harmon Mute

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute 1930s for Barry Danielian
1930s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Barry Danielian

Ace Hardware Toilet Plunger Stick Removed - 1980s
1980s Ace Hardware
Toilet Plunger Mute
(Stick Removed)

Ray Robinson Trombone Cup Mute - 1930s for Andy Baker
1930s Ray Robinson
Trombone Cup Mute
Restored for Andy Baker

Bob McCoy's Ray Robinson circa 1955
1955 Ray Robinson Cup Mute
The late Bob McCoy's
Restored for Alan Quinn

Bob McCoy's Charlie Spivak Whispa circa 1970
1970s Charlie Spivak Whispa-Mute
The late Bob McCoy's
Restored for Alan Quinn

Bob McCoy's Shastock Tonalcolor circa 1960
1960s Shastock Tonalcolor Mute
The late Bob McCoy's
Restored for Alan Quinn

Fornero 1920s Solotone

Mid-1920s Shastock Solotone Mute
Restored for Dan Fornero

Shastock Charlie Spivak Whispa-Mute - 1950s for Dan Jacobs
1950s Shastock Charlie Spivak
Trumpet Whispa-Mute
Restored for Dan Jacobs

Dan Fornero's Ray Robinson Cup Mute circa 1955

1955 Ray Robinson Cup Mute
Restored for Dan Fornero

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute - 1950s for Rob Parton
1950s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Rob Parton

Shastock Straight Trumpet Mute - 1940s for Steve Winans
1940s Shastock
Straight Trumpet Mute
Restored for Steve Winans

Ray Robinson Trumpet Cup Mute - 1950s for Ryan Resky
1950s Ray Robinson
Trumpet Cup Mute
Restored for Ryan Resky


 
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