Shield or Menuhin Mute for Violin/Viola by Alpine Mute Co.

By Alpine Mute Co.

Price:
from £9.60 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
VAT removed at checkout for non EU orders

Purchase options

Artist black (plain)
6 in stock
£9.60
Professional Black (brass insert)
45 in stock
£13.20
Professional, translucent white (brass insert)
Currently unavailable
£13.20 Currently unavailable

Description

Professional model with brass insert is the most effective whilst the standard Artist model offers similar performance at a reduced price.


Specifications

  • Shield shape.
  • Stays in situ when not in use.
  • Professional model with brass insert for maximum warmth of tone and muting performance.

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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4
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TommyDLB
25/11/2014 13:15
Neston, United Kingdom

Beginner

Effective and good quality
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: This is very effective and does not overly affect the quality of the sound whilst still muting the volume.

Cons: It can rattle a little if you do not push it back towards the tailpiece.

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David
11/07/2014 18:25
Manchester, United Kingdom

Beginner

Best sounding mute
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Does not vibrate when not in use, unlike the traditional "Tourte" style. Allows more overtones to be heard. Good sound.

Cons: Expensive for a small piece of plastic and a bit of brass.

Other: Very good service, as usual.

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Mr Simon Cosstick
30/10/2014 17:54
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Surprisingly effective for its size.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Small and unobtrusive. Doesn't rattle or seem to vibrate when not in use.

Cons: It is a lot smaller than I had thought it should be....but it does the job.

Other: If you want bling, look elsewhere. I was initially underwhelmed when I first handled it...but after using it, it certainly does the job nicely.

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Janet
30/06/2019 20:49
Hitchin, United Kingdom

Professional

A good mute.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent product, quick and easy to operate without damaging the strings.

Cons: A little pricey.

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Felicity
27/04/2019 11:34
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good mute
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It mutes without muffling the tone like some rubber Tourte mutes do.

Cons: None.

Other: I turn mine slightly sideways when it's not in use and I haven't had any problems with it rattling.

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Jos
10/09/2018 12:24
Southampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

good but expensive mute option
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: simple and effective - also good tone

Cons: None

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Thomas
25/08/2017 07:14
Walsall, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Neat
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Neat and unobtrusive. Stays on the instrument. while being easy to apply and disapply in play.

Cons: Price.

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gillian
31/07/2017 13:37
Wirral, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good tone but very fiddly to use.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: When in position this mute is secure and produces a better tone than others I have tried. That is why I bought it, after trying one belonging to a friend.

Cons: When not in use and pushed back it rattles and creates weird noises. The instructions say push it well back to stop rattles but it won't go over the binding on the ends of the strings...so it remains loose. I therefore have to remove it completely when not is use, which is awkward - I have dropped it several times and nearly lost it down the 'f' hole.

Other: I love the sound but am disappointed by the impracticality of this mute. For the price I think it should be much easier to use.

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Edward
18/07/2017 16:32
Launceston, United Kingdom

Beginner

Menunhin Mute for Violin - a good buy for G5
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great value, easy to fit and use; allows the sound of the strings to be gently muted without spoiling to sound. Made all the difference to G5 piece "The Holy Boy"! Also attractive when fitted - does not detract from the appearance of the violin in any way.

Cons: It needed to be removed when not in use if the piece required a really full sound, because even when pushed right back from bridge, it still affected the resonance a little.

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Thomas
23/02/2017 07:12
Walsall, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellence - at a price..
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit and remove, small, neat and unobtrusive; lives on the instrument. Quite easy to activate and deactivate. Provides a useful degree of muting, especially at high frequencies, without adversely affecting the sound of the instrument.

Cons: Overpriced! Hence only 4.

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