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'Tourte' Round Violin/Viola Mute.

4.7 from 28 reviews
Price:
from £1.44 inc VAT & Economy Delivery in the UK

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Large, 4/4 violin & viola
More than 50 in stock
£1.68
Small, 1/2-4/4 violin
More than 10 in stock
£1.44

Description

Popular rubber mute which stays on the instrument. Made in USA

2 sizes for violin or viola (can be used on 4/4 violin for extra muting)


Product specifications:

  • Universal 'playing' mute
  • Soft rubber
  • Stays on instrument
  • Made in USA

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Customer reviews:

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Maggie
09/02/2011 22:17
Halstead, United Kingdom

Teacher

Orchestral mute
7 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: A well-designed, effective item at an affordable price.

Cons: It can cause a vibration when not in use, but this can be checked by pressing it down more firmly onto the string.

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Heather
02/01/2012 14:25
North Shields, United Kingdom

Teacher

Change of mute type is working well.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Quick and easy to put on. Cheap and effective. Stays on the instrument so doesn't get lost. No vibration problems compared to the metal legged type of mute.

Cons: Fiddley to use. Little lip which must go over the bridge is a bit of a pain, compared to the metal legged type, but I've had problems with vibration occassionally from this type so am trying the rubber sort. So far it's going well and I like it. Just wish they could make the metal legged type with a soft coating on the legs.

Other: Good price and very fast service from stringzone.

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David
01/05/2011 17:49
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

It works, but keep your left hand well up!
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: It works - it damps the sound reasonable evenly on a viola and is easy to put in place quickly, which matters when composers - as they do - leave you very little time.

Cons: I find that it tends to migrate towards the bridge and interfere with the sound. It's necessary to keep the left hand high (which doubtless is a generally a good thing, unless your orchestral partner can't see the music through your instrument).

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Matthew
22/02/2011 11:10
Manchester, United Kingdom

Professional

No hassles
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to use, goes on quickly and comes off easily. For the price you cant get much better than this.

Cons: Some people may not like a "loose mute" on the tail piece but this has never bothered me.

Other: Really good mute especially for orchestral playing when you need quick changes. There is nothing complicated on this device which is why it works on so many levels.

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A.C.Parry
10/10/2011 16:22
Horsham, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

good
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: good, easy fit

Cons: it's fine

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Steve
08/10/2013 18:54
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Beginner

Nice Mute
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit. Doesn't massively mute the volume, but I find it warms/mellows the sound of my (cheap) violin and generates a more pleasing tone.

Cons: Nothing re the mute, but delivery was slow on this order, despite paying for expedited delivery.

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ALAN
30/04/2013 13:09
EXETER, United Kingdom

Beginner

Not much to find fault with!
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Convenient, easy to use, reliable, effective design

Cons: None

Other: Great price and the String zones usual prompt service

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vivienne
30/03/2011 16:55
Alresford, United Kingdom

Teacher

tourte mutes
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: convenient and works

Cons: none

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Graham
24/10/2016 13:24
Ulverston, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Simple effective product

Pros: Simple and effective. Good value.

Cons: No dislikes

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Amy
29/09/2015 19:17
Keswick, United Kingdom

Beginner

Value for money!

Pros: Great. Replaced my old squeaky one. Now, no squeaks at all!

Cons: I have no issues with the product.

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