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Roth Sihon violin mute

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£7.20 inc VAT & Economy Delivery in the UK
7 in stock

Description

Long established sliding mute which stays on the instrument.

Fit by squeezing together the A&D strings and then push the mute down. The 2 strings when released will engage in the mute wires to secure it.


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RRW
28/11/2015 06:07
Bearsden, Scotland, United Kingdom

Beginner

A Wife Saver
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: It works as expected and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. I have one on each of my violins. The muting is, to my ear, similar to that provided by the legendary leather mute and is necessary when my wife, who can't stand violin music, is within earshot. I can't personally testify as to its qualities as a performance mute, but there is at least one YouTube video of David Oistrakh using one of these, in the 60s, while playing Claire de Lune.

Cons: Blank. See? It can be blank.

Other: Not for practice late at night or in rooms with thin walls. The only mute that works for me under such circumstances is the heavy metal one.

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Al
17/10/2014 15:55
Exeter, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Allows more overtones
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Works well, a little bit tricky to fit for the first few times. May with constant removal or adjustment degrade the A & D string integrity as metal moving on metal is not ideal. Allows more overtones than the rubber type tourte mutes, however overall sound volume reduction is limited.

Cons: Metal to metal contact.

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R
19/07/2014 15:55
Oxon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good, adaptable mute, but a few deficiencies
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very adaptable mute that can be used on different strings and at different distances behind the bridge for various effects from subtle to dramatic. Allows almost instant change of tone/volume which is useful when playing with a mixture of other instruments. Might also damp wolf tones, if you have any, by just keeping it on the after-length (I do this on one instrument).

Cons: The wire tends to wear the string covering behind the bridge, although this depends on how frequently you move the mute and isn't much of a problem if you replace strings regularly. Also the three brass weights don't fill the tube, so they tend to move around and can even rattle against each other, which isn't good. You can put something soft between them (blu-tack?) but I eventually bought two identical mutes and combined the weights so I now have 4 instead of 3 in one mute. That works a lot better because the springiness in the wire now holds them firmly together.

Other: I like these mutes, particularly their adaptability and the fact you can keep one on your instrument permanently, even in its case. However, it does affect instrument tone slightly even when positioned far away from the bridge. Also, I wouldn't be nearly as happy if I'd stuck with the original 3 weights.

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ian
28/05/2013 18:25
cupar, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

a good mute ; it does its job
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I've always liked the Roth Sihon mute. It's fairly cheap. very easy to apply quickly - useful in some orchestral music - and doesn't make nasty buzzing noises when not in use, as some mutes can if they get into the wrong place.

Cons: Nothing much. Perhaps there are quieter mutes, but this is quiet enough for me.

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David
17/05/2011 23:08
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Interesting versatile good value mute
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I love these mutes for violin and viola. By varying the placement you can get a range of tones, ideal for fiddlers to accompany vocals. Easy to keep on the instrument but also easy to remove. I've got them on all my fiddles. Safe too, can safely shut the case. Much nicer to my ear than the alternatives.

Cons: Doesn't give the impression it will last for ever, the metal roller construction seems a bit flimsy. You might want a slightly quieter muted sound.

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June Merrigan
16/08/2013 13:24
Southsea, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Outstanding service and great product
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reasonable sound; does not cause a rattle (stays in a fixed position)

Cons: none

Other: Phoned up for the product late in the day and it arrived the next morning; outstanding service and information from the person I spoke to who must have posted this himself...thank you so much.

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Tom
04/07/2012 12:41
Turriff, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An inexpensive mute which produces a mellow tone.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit and position. Always there when you need it. Reduces volume without destroying tone. Gives a nice mellow tone which is ideal for accompanying song.

Cons: Nothing

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Christine
15/06/2011 19:25
Chessington, United Kingdom

Teacher

A useful mute to stay on your violin
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: It's small and stays on the violin all the time so doesn't get lost or fall off. It is easy to fit.

Cons: It doesn't make the violin quite as soft as the other kind but it is acceptable.

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Simon
12/04/2011 20:21
NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

Teacher

A very neat, practical mute.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: A very neat device, much more practical than the Tourte mute as it doesn't rattle around when not in use. it looks better on your violin too!

Cons: None

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Lesley
15/02/2011 21:48
Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom

Teacher

Does exactly what I wanted it to do.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: It's easy to use and always handy

Cons: Nothing

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