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Ultra Violin Practice Mute

4.6 from 93 reviews
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Heavy rubber mute, Ultra brand. Muting level suitable for most needs e.g in own home. Made in USA.

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
Marianne Piano
18/01/2011 10:50
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great mute for quiet practice at home
18 out of 19 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very effective at dampening the sound - I bought this mute because I lived in a shared flat and you could only hear me playing if you were actually in the room! Practicing with a mute is never ideal in the long term but when it makes the difference between keeping up your practice and not, this one's a good one to go for. I found the E string still had a nice ring to it despite the mute being present, which was an added bonus.

Cons: Storing it near your violin when you have to change between mute on and mute off is a bit tricky, you can't just blutack it like you can with a normal mute, it's a bit too heavy for that. I'd recommend keeping this one in your case for practice at home, and have one of the normal round ones for when you're at orchestra/in concerts, for ease of changing between muted and non-muted passages in your sheet music.

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26/03/2012 19:45
Leigh on Sea, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Really makes a difference & eases your conscience!
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bought this mute as I live in a flat and wanted to be able to practise without being worried about disturbing my neighbours. The difference between this mute and an ordinary mute is astounding. You can really tell the difference, especially if you remove it half way through practising for a comparison.

Cons: Theres nothing not to like as it does its job - it basically dampens the sound. So if you're wanting to hear your violin sing and sound its best then don't buy a mute and go live in a detached house!

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21/01/2011 19:09
Leeds, United Kingdom


My neighbours still speak to me!
5 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: Living in a flat, surrounded by neighbours, the violin is not the most sociable instrument to learn to play! This is making it easier to practice more without upsetting the lovely people who live around me.

Cons: None to mention

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27/03/2012 13:32
Harrogate, United Kingdom


Must have for all practice
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: it really works and seems to improve the tone of my violin and makes practice a more acceptable thing for all the family and animals

Cons: nothing to dislike does exactly what it is supposed to do

Other: would highly aprove it being used by everyone, service from String Zone excellent

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01/12/2014 12:03
Manchester, United Kingdom


2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to apply/remove - fits in most cases without taking up too much room - light - effective - allows violin to still resonate

Cons: a bit chunky, but that's what you get from most practice mutes

Other: I haven't used it that much as it is very effective (which makes me feel like I have a bad cold or am a little deaf), but it's good to know I have it as I travel a lot and it's useful when staying in hotels etc.

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19/11/2011 13:03
Sunderland, United Kingdom


complaining review
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: i like 'Ultra' violin practice mute because it is a useful thing for me as i can practise my violin in a lower sound which will not interrupt other people.

Cons: no comment.

Other: I would like to complain about the delivery because it made me wait for at least three weeks and i didn't receive the product that i purchased.

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23/02/2011 19:17
London, United Kingdom


Very good product.
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: My daughter's teacher recommended it and it does mute the sound very well.

Cons: Nothing not to like.

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07/11/2016 11:27
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom


Maintains peace between neighbours
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: The low profile of this practice mute allows me to see and monitor the bow POC. This mute produces medium muting (which is what I want) when compared with my heavy, tall and visually obstructive, metal mute. It won't damage the violin if accidentally dropped on it (a definite pro).

Cons: It does 'colour' the sound somewhat - especially of the G and D strings.

Other: An inexpensive, medium mute.

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28/01/2016 11:47
KENT, United Kingdom


rubber thingy
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: its black, it works - very well, actually, softens my screeching

Cons: its not green

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03/01/2014 14:18
Hull, United Kingdom


Great practise mute - wonderful customer service!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: As a beginner violinist in a shared (terraced!) house, I was keen to find something to dampen the sound of my violin whilst still allowing me to hear what I was playing and this is perfect. The quality of sound is obviously not as good as playing without it but it sounds much better than I thought it would from reading reviews. It just sounds 'closer' and doesn't carry as far. Aside from it also being a cheap option, I don't think it will inflict any damage on my violin. Other users should be aware that this device just sits neatly on the top of the bridge and I don't think is designed for pushing right the way down. At least, mine doesn't go much further down with ease and yet still functions from being on the the top half-or-so of the bridge.

Cons: If you're looking for something to silence the violin, this is not it but it does cut down the amount the sound carries so that you could play in the next room and not bother housemates/neighbours/family, etc.

Other: Excellent service from the String Zone, especially over the festive period! My order was placed late on 28th December, processed on 29th, shipped on 30th and received on 31st of December. Plus, free delivery! Very pleased.

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