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.

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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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    40 Stars
    Posted By: Doyle from Chicago, IL
    August 06, 2007

    Silent and stable

    When performing a concerto or sonata that requires one, nothing beats the sound of a high-quality wooden mute. The trouble with these, though, is that they cannot rest behind the bridge when ot in use as many rubber mutes do, thereby making them unusable for the quick mute transitions that occur in much of the chamber music and orchestral rep (think Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra"). This Bech mute is unique from other rubber and plastic mutes in that it is magnetically anchored to the tailpiece when not in use. This prevents the "buzzing" that happens with other mutes as the legs work loose from the strings. It also keeps the mute located exactly where you left it, making a no-look con sordino as simple as possible. ... (See Full Review)

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