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6-Pack of Tourte Mutes

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6-Pack of Tourte Mutes | 1305P
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About This Item

The original Tourte mute is the world's most popular orchestra mute! There are many imitations available, but they are made from inferior die-cut synthetic rubber which sacrifices functionality, longevity, and sound quality. The original Tourte orchestra mute’s molded rubber construction allows for ease of application and removal, as well as superior sound by avoiding rattling and contact with the string where imitation mutes don’t. A small pin on the top makes it easy to remove and slide down the string when not in use. Used for chamber music, orchestra and personal practice - light muting level. Original: Not a Copy!

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.

"A commonly forgotten accessory to the string world is the mute. There are a variety of mutes available with even more varying qualities and prices. For the orchestra setting, I recommend something that can quickly be put on the bridge such as the Tourte, which I use. For practicing at home late at night, I use my ebony mute because it's heavier and dampens the volume more."
- Thomas La Forgia, Cellist & SHAR Apprentice

Item Includes

Includes 6 Original Tourte mutes

Warranty Info

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.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Anna Uecker
  • Marshfield, WI

Asked On: 12/20/2017

What instrument are these mutes made for? Both violin and viola? Cello?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Anna! This Tourte mute is designed to be used with full size violin and viola. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Question by:

  • Richard Brooks
  • El Cerrito, CA

Asked On: 07/25/2017

Are these the soft "molded rubber construction" that you've described?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Richard! Yes, the Tourte Mutes are made from a durable molded rubber. If you have additional question, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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Asked On: 10/24/2016

I seem to have lost all of what I considerable adequate mutes lately. I want the violin shaped Tourte mute, but the kind which is made out of soft rubber. It should be pliable, not hard, like some of the older Tourte mutes I have had in years past. The harder ones squeak audibly in quiet passages when taking them on and off....can you assure me that these mutes here are soft? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Jean! Yes, 1305, 1305P, and 1305B2 are the original Tourte violin-shaped mutes. These item numbers represent packages of 1, 6, and 50 mutes respectively. We share your view of the original (softer) Tourte mute, which you can read about in this blog!

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