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Violin/Viola Practice Mute by Artino

Artino

4.3 from 23 reviews
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£14.40 inc VAT & Economy Delivery in the UK
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Description

This mute provides a level of muting in between the 'Ultra' rubber and the heavy metal mute. For 3/4 and full size violin and all violas.

Rubber encased heavy mute Effective practise muting for home, flats, hotel etc.


Product specifications:

  • '4 pronged metal mute encased in soft rubber.

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Allan
22/02/2011 01:52
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An Excellent Heavy Mute
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Quite a strong level of muting suitable for home practice even late at night. Rubber coated to protect your instrument in case of a mishap. Nice storage box.

Cons: Nothing

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Helen
21/10/2014 14:26
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Beginner

Works and doesn't scratch, but sits high on bridge
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: It works and it doesn't scratch the instrument. I have had no complaints about noise since I started using this metal and rubber mute. I had an all-rubber mute before, which worked, but the instrument was still audible in other rooms.

Cons: It perches high up on the bridge and is too stiff and tight to push down. This means that I can't see over it to where the bow is touching the strings. This wouldn't matter to an experienced player but as a beginner I can find the bow is in the wrong place and I haven't noticed because I can't see it.

Other: Once you mute the instrument to this extent the sound is inescapably pretty weird, so an all-rubber mute is better if you don't need to cut the sound right down.

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Magnus
05/03/2012 10:09
Ilkley, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Folky diddler loves this
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: This is great for practicing full bowing and giving tunes a belt without worrying about idle listeners thinking "when will he get that bit right?". Non musicians don't understand that there is a lot of repetition in practice.

Cons: None

Other: I have had no complaints in many hotels to date. I travel with work and take one of these with me. I have one of the all metal ones too. The metal one is quieter to the player does not grip the bridge as well well. I bought one as a gift because I have never practiced as much I do now that I got one of these things. I only wish I could have one for the concertina.

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Luigi
23/03/2011 20:36
Tempio Pausania, Italy

Keen Amateur

Very powerful and stable mute
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lighter than metallic one but more stable: you can avoid injuries to your instrument!

Cons: Nothing

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Lester
04/01/2011 13:13
REDDITCH, United Kingdom

Beginner

Violin/viola practice mute by Muco
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent practice mute, not too heavy, produces a dull but good quality sound, it has a plastic coating which lessons the chance of accidentally damaging the instrument.

Cons: None

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Jane
16/11/2013 11:04
Bracknell, United Kingdom

Beginner

Best practice mute
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This mute really dampens the volume of the violin but keeps the tone. Similar noise reduction to the Tonwolf. Essential for practicing in the home. Good fit on the bridge.

Cons: Can't think of any!

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Malcolm
04/03/2012 20:52
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Works well
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Definitely the most quiet of the many mutes I have tried and easily fits my fiddles. Well made and should last a lifetime.

Cons: Very heavy - but then it needs to be to be in order to absorb the bridge vibrations so not really a con as such.

Other: I mainly play by ear so lots of repetition when learning new tunes so this mute is a family favourite!

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Liam
01/09/2016 14:32
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Professional

Disappointed

Pros: Look's good

Cons: This mute was unable to cover the bridge on my viola completely which meant that, while it changed considerably, the sound still carried quite far. I bought this product specifically for hotel room practice but it turned out to be insufficient.

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Helena
30/07/2015 11:23
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Quease-inducing but effective.

Pros: Effective volume reduction for practice purposes. Thoughtful design with the metal encased in rubber to help prevent damage to the instrument.

Cons: The mute seems to promote upper partials - much more than the plain rubber practice mutes - meaning it is quite unpleasant to use for an extended period of time. This may explain why the sound also seems to carry more than it does with the all-rubber versions.

Other: FIt for purpose but I prefer the cheaper all-rubber versions which are also lighter to carry around!

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Isolina
17/07/2015 15:50
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very good, but the size bothers.

Pros: Really good muting. Sound is really diminished, but keeps good quality.

Cons: Can't really adjust the size for the bridge. Screws dont do anything.

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