Heavy Practice Mute for Violin or Viola - Metal

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4 Stars
Maximum muting and clearest tone. Ideal for practicing in apartments of late at night (especially for difficult passages!) Best quality chrome-plated machine brass.

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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  • Rating:
    50 Stars
    Posted By: Joe Machos from Valdosta, Ga
    August 09, 2009

    perfect practice mute!

    If you need to practice quietly this is your mute! I have read other reviewers express concern that it will fall on the violin and damage it but, I place it gently in position and tap it down ightly, twice, with my index finger and I can turn it upside down and it stays securely in place. caution is suggested doing this, however, you may mar the bridge if you use too much force. Once in place it really calms your loud violin down. ... (See Full Review)

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful
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    40 Stars
    Posted By: Christina from Sellersville, PA
    November 22, 2008

    Excellent job of muting sound, excellent job of cr

    If I had to recommend a practice mute, I would probably recommend this one. However, one should be cautioned when buying this mute: it sort of perches precariously on top of the bridge, instead f securely fastening to it. It will work fine, as long as you keep your instrument level )hey, at least it has the added benefit of reminding you about proper posture!(. But Ive had a couple of scares where my extremely heavy mute fell extremely close to my toes. ... (See Full Review)

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful
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