Bech Magnetic Mute, Violin/Viola

By Bech

4.4 from 18 reviews
Price:
£8.40 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
VAT removed at checkout for non EU orders
7 in stock

Description

Tourte pattern mute with magnetic attachment to tailpiece to prevent rattles. Rare earth magnetic prevents the mute from rattling when not in use.

This mute is very effective but is not recommended for use on tailpieces with more than one fine tuner as the magnetic grip will be much reduced. Can be used on tailpieces with integrated tuners such as Wittner etc.although the mute may slightly impede tuning when held by the magnet..


Specifications

  • Mute stays on the instrument.
  • Rare earth magnet for secure attachment.
  • Made in USA

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
11
4
1
1
M Stuart
20/06/2011 19:42
New Malden, United Kingdom

Teacher

A good idea, but check your tail-piece!
10 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: Neat and light-weight; does not damage the winding on the strings.

Cons: See 'Other comments' below.

Other: It is important to remember to check your tail-piece. If you have no adjusters (fine tuners), or if your tail-piece has integrated adjusters, it will be fine. If you have Wittner adjusters (or similar), the magnet clip arrangement will not work. The magnet will fit on the tail-piece OK, but it will not extend beyond the adjusters for the mute to attach to it.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


George
19/01/2011 11:21
Epsom, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A neat clever design that does a very good job.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: This is easily the best mute I have owned. Its easy to fit, has a nice tone when in use, but perhpas best of all the discrete little magnet makes sure that when stowed it doesn't wander along the strings and get in the way and there is never any buzzgin.

Cons: Nothing to say against it at all...

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Clare
25/07/2012 20:40
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Brilliant
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Brilliant mute, never rattles or comes loose, also added advantage: it doesn't squeak at all when you put it on as it is made of softer rubber than the cheap plastic ones.

Cons: Nothing bad at all!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Fiona
10/02/2011 21:57
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

No more rattling mutes!
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Having used a Tourte mute for years and regularly suffered the irritation of it working loose and rattling around on the instrument whilst playing, this magnetic mute is a revelation! The base clip easily slots onto the tailpiece without any risk of damage or marking the instrument. The mute is then held in place by the magnet which does not allow the mute to work loose during playing. When the mute is needed it is easily moved away from the magnet and vice versa. The mute function whilst playing is totally satisfactory.

Cons: Cannot find anything to fault with this mute.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Caroline
26/07/2011 19:38
London, United Kingdom

Professional

A very good product and quite innovative
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very good quality- easy to put on and the magnet works really well, stopping the mute rattling when not in use.

Cons: Slightly harder to slide onto the bridge than other mutes

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Jean Hudson
24/03/2011 22:34
Woodbridge, United Kingdom

Teacher

very useful, but quite pricey
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: slides silently over bridge, stores neatly against its magnetic clip which avoids it rattling as you play.

Cons: as it's made of soft rubber, the holes which clip it to the strings stretch over time. Eventually the mute can fall off and be easily lost.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Carlos
17/09/2018 11:50
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Keen Amateur

Stays put, but lowers volume a little too much...
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: The mute really stays in the tailpiece without moving around, and the magnet in the tailpiece does not affect the sound (I was concerned about that, but no sound deterioration...)

Cons: I think. It mutes too much. The difference in volume is closer to a practice mute, not an orchestra mute.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Jordan
18/06/2011 22:48
Manchester, United Kingdom

Professional

No more rattling!
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very easy to attach magnetic clip onto instrument, and fit the mute itself.

Cons: Perhaps the lip of the actual mute itself is a little larger than usual, and taking it off the bridge can sometimes require more effort.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


Mrs.Eileen Boden
15/03/2011 23:43
Wembley, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Nearly £6 for a few millimetres
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: It is quick to put on and holds the mute part in place when not in use, even when the instrument is drooping

Cons: price: it cost £7.20, compared with the non-magnetic kind at £1.22. Does the tiny magnetic part really cost £5.98?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No


R Bennett
01/11/2018 07:30
Dunmow, United Kingdom

Teacher

No rattle when putting it on. perfect.

Pros: Perfect mute for a little violin.

Cons: None

Other: No rattle, perfect.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No