Trumpet Straight Mute, endorsed by Los Angeles studio trumpeter, Jon Lewis. Originally a “mistake” prototype, this mute began its life as a smaller and easier/faster mute to print as I was coming up with basic designs for trombone mutes. After spotting the mute in my mute bag on a recording session, Jon said, “Hey what’s this?”, and then offered to buy it from me on the spot. He then asked for several more to show to colleagues, and Trapani Mutes was off and running. In addition to Jon Lewis, Trapani Mutes is proud to say that Rob Frear, Barry Perkins, Dan Rosenboom, Rob Schaer, Chris Still, and Jim Wilt also play this mute. The LA Phil guys have even come up with a new mute marking: the Trap mute.