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'Tourte' Round Cello Mute

By Hidersine

4.8 from 23 reviews
Price:
£4.08 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Description

Universally popular design rubber mute which stays on the instrument. For 1/2-4/4 cellos.


Product specifications

  • Soft rubber
  • Made in USA


Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Heather
02/01/2012 14:20
North Shields, United Kingdom

Teacher

Mute gives surprising results.
10 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: I'm trying this one out as an experiment. I had previously had a metal legged one, but suspected that not shoving it down far enough caused vibration. I would recommend this one over the metal legged type, although it has a couple of drawbacks. Firstly, the 'lip' of the mute has to be carefully placed over the bridge, so just pulling it up at lightening fast speed is not possible, though it can be pretty quick. The other drawback is that it doesn;t sound as good as the metal legged one. It seems to kill the sound a lot more, so rather than being con sordini and lovely, it just kills it dead. However, I'm going to stick with it for a bit, as the drawback of my metal legged one is occasional vibration if it isn;t shoved down the strings enough.

Cons: The sound. On my very early 19th century English cello (william Forster the elder) it's pretty good, but it kills my German 19th century cello stone dead. So two different, but very good cellos are responding very differently to it.

Other: Always buy a mute that sits on the cello, permanently on the instrument. The ones you stick on and off as needed are terrible, make clunking noises, are slow, and always get lost.

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Smarty
14/06/2016 15:07
BARNET, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Mute for 1/2 size cello
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Compact, easy to use, can stay attached to the cello when not in use. Does the job. Good value for money.

Cons: No instructions with it, but my 10 year old daughter worked it out for herself.

Other: Recommended by my daughter's string orchestra leader.

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Barry
24/10/2013 17:00
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Best Cello Mute
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit below bridge and quick to attach and remove from bridge

Cons: None

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Angela
01/01/2013 21:40
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Perfect basic mute
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great orchestral mute. Absolutely fantastic value for money (the price at stringzone is just perfect)

Cons: It may screech if your bridge is broad, or leave a little stain on it. Not in my case though!

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A.C.Parry
10/10/2011 16:24
Horsham, United Kingdom

Teacher

good
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: good, lost my last one as I sold the instrument it was on

Cons: being sent a double bass one instead!

Other: It was replaced within days and bass one returned to you - good service and polite!

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Christopher
14/05/2018 08:11
Bradford, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good service.

Pros: Efficient service. Good quality product.

Cons: Nothing.

Other: I have bought numerous items from String Zone and always found them good to deal with.

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Graham
16/02/2018 18:39
Beckenham, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great wolf tone eliminator

Pros: Solved my wolf note, made the d string really resonate as well.

Cons: Simple device. As I used it to tame a wolf note I needed it in a really set position, and it would move when playing. I wrapped an elastic around the middle section and that provided extra grip at the strings so it stayed still.

Other: For my cello (mid 19th century German) this worked better as a wolf tone eliminator than any other device I tried.

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Mr PJ
22/11/2017 22:14
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Perfection

Pros: Doesn't squeak. Isn't branded 'tourte'

Cons: None

Other: Perfect for performance. Reliable.

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Steve
27/08/2017 13:00
Doncaster, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

5 stars

Pros: Simple, easy to use

Cons: None

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Nicholas
21/08/2017 21:03
London, United Kingdom

Professional

As per

Pros: As it should be!

Cons: Nothing

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