Bech Magnetic Mute for Violin or Viola

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Average Customer Rating:

4 Stars
When not in use, magnet holds mute firmly to plastic clip on tailpiece. Non-rattling storage and quick accessibility.

What Should I Look For in a Mute?
All string players should have at least one mute, and there are three important factors to consider. First and foremost, ease of use. How quickly can the mute be put in place or removed? How important is this to you? Orchestral players sometimes only have one measure to install or remove a mute. Secondly, sound quality. The goal of the mute is to lower the volume only, not dampen the good quality of your instrument. Regarding overall sound quality, the degree to which a mute "rattles" when not in use but still on the strings between the bridge and tailpiece is important as well. Third is aesthetics. Truth be told, many players consider the importance of overall look and feel, trying a variety of mutes to find out what works and looks best on their instrument. Fortunately, mutes are not too expensive, so this is a relatively low cost endeavor.
1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Media Return Policy
These items are non-refundable unless defective. If defective, they must be returned within 30 days of purchase for same title replacement only. No refunds will be given.

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  • Rating:
    50 Stars
    November 29, 2012

    Best mute ever!

    A friend gave me this mute as a gift over 10 years ago, and it's still going strong. It never rattles, never falls off, slips on and off silently, and is really great for very quick mute on/off laces. I'm buying one for each of my students this year for holiday gifts! ... (See Full Review)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Rating:
    40 Stars
    Posted By: Karis Mills from Oak Harbor, WA
    February 25, 2009

    best overall mute Ive tried

    Im using this magnetic mute on my viola, and I really like it because it stays in place, is quick and easy to use, and doesnt mute my strings by hugging them tightly. The only negative is that t does rattle a little when playing pure C string loudly, but the positives still make it worth using. I will be buying one for my violin also. ... (See Full Review)

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful
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