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Gene Clarke
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: dizzy gillespie mute Reply with quote

I used to have a Swedish-made trumpet mute that had Dizzy Gillespie's signature on it. It was an adjustable cup-mute that cost about a hundred dollars and came in copper, brushed copper, silver, etc.
I can't remember the name of the company that made them and I can't find them in any store. Even Dillon's. Can anybody help me? I want to get one of these mutes again. What was the name? It was a weird swedish name.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ullven??
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That rings a bell.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ullven IS the name. I just got an Ullven Copper Wah (harmon) mute, and will be posting a thread on it shortly. Keep an eye out
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Dizzy mute Reply with quote

I have a mute such as you are describing, but it does not state the company's name, only stamped "Sweden". It is a stem mute and is silver in color, I do not believe the mute is made from aluminum. I bought it in Manny's in NYC in about 1959-1960. I have never seen another one like it nor heard one that even comes close to its' exclusive tone. I do not think you can buy one in the USA, but perhaps you may find it in your search engine...........wish I could help more...............JT
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using the Ullven copper adjustable cup and the copper Wa-Wa for about 10 years now. Retail was $130 ea., I paid about $80 apiece. They sound great and play in tune . . . and they're heavy. I haven't seen them available anywhere for a while now.
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