3-way Cup’ adopts a unique material for the cup part: elastomer. This makes the cup be adjustable and also achieves a warm and smart cup sound. As you can see in the model name, it can be used in three different style of mutes and would be a great catch-all mute for most of the players.
Perfectly in tune, and it is adjustable so you can find your favorite position. The closer you put it, the warmer the sound will be.
Just remove the cup and it will be a fantastic straight mute with a superb brass bottom, which achieves dark and rich sound from its pianissimo in all registers. You will be surprised by its excellently solid tonal core and the powerful sound.
If the cup is applied oppositely, it transforms into a plunger. The cup part can be easily held, which helps player perform picturesque nuance.
This cup mute is by far the best cup mute I have used. It is very well made like all other Best Brass mutes and produces a wonderful sound. It fits in my bell very well. The cup is adjustable so its distance can be changed from the bell, altering the sound to your liking. Without the cup it can be used as a straight mute that produces a great sound that is a little different from Best Brass's dedicated straight mute. It also works well as a plunger mute; reversing the cup gives you a long "handle" to hold the mute with as it is then held by the straight mute portion. This is a really great mute!