Widely recognized as the choice for professionals and amateurs alike, the Balu Mutes are proudly made in the United States with US materials and labor. They encompass all traits that one could love in a mute: clear and projected sound, no bad notes in ANY register, dual-layer cork (a Balu innovation), adjustable tuning slides for perfect intonation, superior body construction for unrivaled strength, and on top of all of that, unsurpassed beauty. All Balu Mutes have the same high degree of sound and quality, regardless of beautiful finish selected.
The Balu Straight Mutes are known for their clear projection and even tone quality throughout all registers. Thanks to the dual-layer cork (a Balu innovation), the mute will "stick" inside the bell, keeping it centered and eliminating any wobbling, an important factor in keeping the mute aligned properly for a consistent air intake. The Straight Mute is fully tunable and comes with a beautiful string. The mute is very sturdy and can take quite a lot of punishment (within reason, some past customers thought they could put it up to the "slammed in the car door" test). We hope that you will be the next happy Balu Straight Mute owner, joining the 5000+ satisfied owners in the world today.